Census Bureau: 2.9% of people in Laporte County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 110,839 citizens living in Laporte County in 2017, 97.1% said they were only one race while 2.9% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Indiana 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 Laporte County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
92,156
83.1%
African American
12,230
11%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
313
0.3%
Asian
646
0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
38
0%
Some Other Race
2,251
2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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