Census Bureau: 23.8% of people in Hawaii identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 1,421,658 citizens living in Hawaii in 2017, 76.2% said they were only one race while 23.8% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 5 by the Hawaii Business Daily.

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

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 Hawaii
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
357,308
25.1%
African American
25,884
1.8%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2,756
0.2%
Asian
540,556
38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
142,600
10%
Some Other Race
14,056
1%
Source: US Census Bureau

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