Census Bureau: 26.1% of people in Waikapu identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 3,294 citizens living in Waikapu in 2017, 73.9% said they were only one race while 26.1% 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 Waikapu
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
957
29.1%
Asian
1,145
34.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
304
9.2%
Some Other Race
29
0.9%
Source: US Census Bureau

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