Census Bureau: 2.3% of people in Selma identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 6,375 citizens living in Selma in 2017, 97.7% said they were only one race while 2.3% 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 Selma
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
2,650
41.6%
African American
2,851
44.7%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
7
0.1%
Asian
19
0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
10
0.2%
Some Other Race
693
10.9%
Source: US Census Bureau

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