Census Bureau: 2.2% of people in Kinston identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 21,004 citizens living in Kinston in 2017, 97.8% said they were only one race while 2.2% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the North Carolina Business Daily.

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

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 Kinston
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
6,532
31.1%
African American
13,627
64.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
141
0.7%
Asian
148
0.7%
Some Other Race
84
0.4%
Source: US Census Bureau

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