Lake County

MULTIRACIAL PROFILE

The 2000 Census questionnaire was the first to allow respondents to select more than one race . Nationwide, approximately 2.4 percent of the population, over 6.8 million Americans, marked an identification with two or more races.

As is the case with many racial and ethnic groups, the multiracial population is not evenly distributed across the country. Hawaii has the largest multiracial population with 24.1 percent of its population identifying with two or more races. Alaska follows a distant second with 5.4 percent identifying as multiracial. The five least multiracial states (Mississippi, West Virginia, Maine, Alabama and South Carolina) all have multiracial populations of less than 1 percent.

For more on the geography of the U.S. multiracial population, see our multiracial map .

Number of Races Selected
Number Percent of Total Percent of Multiracial
Two Races 12,298 1.91% 95.12%
Three Races 585 0.09% 4.52%
Four Races 36 0.01% 0.28%
Five Races 9 0.00% 0.07%
Six Races 1 0.00% 0.01%

Multiple Race Combinations by Frequency
Rank Multiple Race Selection Number Percent of Total Population Percent of Multiple Race Population
1. White and Some Other Race 4,666 0.72% 36.09%
2. White and Asian 2,340 0.36% 18.10%
3. White and Black 1,803 0.28% 13.95%
4. White and American Indian 1,387 0.22% 10.73%
5. Black and Some Other Race 495 0.08% 3.83%
6. Asian and Some Other Race 408 0.06% 3.16%
7. Black and American Indian 316 0.05% 2.44%
8. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 227 0.04% 1.76%
9. White and Black and American Indian 223 0.03% 1.72%
10. Black and Asian 196 0.03% 1.52%
11. American Indian and Some Other Race 154 0.02% 1.19%
12. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 135 0.02% 1.04%
13. American Indian and Asian 100 0.02% 0.77%
14. White and Black and Some Other Race 98 0.02% 0.76%
15. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 59 0.01% 0.46%
16. Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 45 0.01% 0.35%
17. White and Black and Asian 45 0.01% 0.35%
18. White and Asian and Some Other Race 44 0.01% 0.34%
19. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 36 0.01% 0.28%
20. White and American Indian and Asian 27 0.00% 0.21%
21. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 24 0.00% 0.19%
22. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 13 0.00% 0.10%
23. Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 11 0.00% 0.09%
24. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 9 0.00% 0.07%
25. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 0.00% 0.07%
26. Black and American Indian and Asian 7 0.00% 0.05%
27. Non- Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 7 0.00% 0.05%
28. White and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 0.00% 0.05%
29. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 6 0.00% 0.05%
30. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 6 0.00% 0.05%
31. White and Black and Asian and Some Other Race 5 0.00% 0.04%
32. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.00% 0.03%
33. White and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.00% 0.03%
34. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 0.00% 0.02%
35. White and Black and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 0.00% 0.02%
36. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.02%
37. White and Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.02%
38. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
39. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.01%
40. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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