Census Bureau: 1.9% of people in Rockingham County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 78,653 citizens living in Rockingham County in 2017, 98.1% said they were only one race while 1.9% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Virginia 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 Rockingham County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
73,293
93.2%
African American
2,005
2.5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
238
0.3%
Asian
601
0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
73
0.1%
Some Other Race
941
1.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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