Census Bureau: 3.2% of people in Lenoir County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 57,934 citizens living in Lenoir County in 2017, 96.8% said they were only one race while 3.2% 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 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 Lenoir County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
31,894
55.1%
African American
22,791
39.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
222
0.4%
Asian
319
0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
38
0.1%
Some Other Race
791
1.4%
Source: US Census Bureau

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