By the Numbers

Census Bureau Count of Multiracial People by Percentage of United States Population

1990 Census                           No count

2000 Census                           2.4 Percent

2010 Census                           2.9  Percent

2016 ACS*                               3.2 Percent

 

Pew Research Count of Multiracial People by Percentage of United States Population

2015                 6.9%

 

2010 Census Count by Percentage of United States Population

White                                                         72.4

Black                                                           12.6

Asian/Pacific Islander                              4.8

American Indian/Alaskan Native          0.9

Two or More Races (Multiracial)            2.9

Some other race                                          6.2

 

States with Highest and Lowest Multiracial Numbers

Hawaii                                                   25.2%

Mississippi                                              1.6%

 

*American Community Survey