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


Of the 39,280 citizens living in Waldo 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 Maine 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 Waldo County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
37,931
96.6%
African American
229
0.6%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
116
0.3%
Asian
176
0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1
0%
Some Other Race
95
0.2%
Source: US Census Bureau

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