Census Bureau: 37.7% of people in Hilo identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 45,703 citizens living in Hilo in 2017, 62.3% said they were only one race while 37.7% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 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 Hilo
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
8,469
18.5%
African American
390
0.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
92
0.2%
Asian
14,882
32.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
4,333
9.5%
Some Other Race
325
0.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

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