Census Finds Multiple-Race Upsurge in US

France 24, September 27, 2012

The number of people in the United States who consider themselves to be of more than one race has surged by nearly a third over a decade, the US Census Bureau said Thursday.

In an analysis of the 2010 national census results, it said nine million people reported themselves to be of multiple racial origin, up 32 percent from the 2000 census.

The biggest combinations included white and black (1.8 million), white and “some other race” (1.7 million), white and Asian (1.6 million), and white and American Indian and Alaska Native (1.4 million).

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The 2000 census was the first to give respondents the option of identifying themselves with more than one race. {snip}

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