Race By The Numbers

On March 30, 2011, in Biracial, by Honeysmoke

A year was a long time to wait, but here’s what I was looking for in the 2010 U.S. Census. Simone and Nadia are part of a small but growing group of Americans.

Nine million people reported more than one race in the 2010 Census and made up about 3 percent of the total population. Ninety-two percent of people who reported multiple races provided exactly two races in 2010; white and black was the largest multiple-race combination. An additional 8 percent of the two or more races population reported three races and less than 1 percent reported four or more races.

Three quarters of multiple race combinations were comprised of four groups in 2010: white and black (1.8 million), white and “some other race” (1.7 million), white and Asian (1.6 million), and white and American Indian or Alaska Native (1.4 million).

Source: U.S. Census

 

 

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