Census Bureau: 0.3% of people in Claiborne County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 9,106 citizens living in Claiborne County in 2017, 99.7% said they were only one race while 0.3% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Mississippi 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 Claiborne County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
1,098
12.1%
African American
7,915
86.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
15
0.2%
Asian
39
0.4%
Some Other Race
14
0.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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