Census Bureau: 32.4% of people in Makawao identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 6,832 citizens living in Makawao in 2017, 67.6% said they were only one race while 32.4% 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 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 Makawao
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
2,294
33.6%
African American
19
0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
13
0.2%
Asian
1,369
20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
705
10.3%
Some Other Race
220
3.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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