Census Bureau: 2.4% of people in Delaware identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 1,991 citizens living in Delaware in 2017, 97.6% said they were only one race while 2.4% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Delaware Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in Delaware
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
1,578
79.3%
African American
320
16.1%
Asian
10
0.5%
Some Other Race
36
1.8%
Source: US Census Bureau

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