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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 7,217 2.06% 94.72%
Three Races 370 0.11% 4.86%
Four Races 24 0.01% 0.32%
Five Races 8 0.00% 0.11%
Six Races 0 0.00% 0.00%

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 2,290 0.65% 30.06%
2. Black and Some Other Race 1,116 0.32% 14.65%
3. White and Asian 1,043 0.30% 13.69%
4. White and Black 1,012 0.29% 13.28%
5. White and American Indian 494 0.14% 6.48%
6. Black and American Indian 350 0.10% 4.59%
7. Asian and Some Other Race 337 0.10% 4.42%
8. Black and Asian 189 0.05% 2.48%
9. White and Black and American Indian 179 0.05% 2.35%
10. Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 98 0.03% 1.29%
11. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 70 0.02% 0.92%
12. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 66 0.02% 0.87%
13. American Indian and Some Other Race 61 0.02% 0.80%
14. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 51 0.01% 0.67%
15. White and Black and Some Other Race 46 0.01% 0.60%
16. American Indian and Asian 40 0.01% 0.53%
17. White and Asian and Some Other Race 39 0.01% 0.51%
18. White and Black and Asian 21 0.01% 0.28%
19. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 18 0.01% 0.24%
20. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 16 0.00% 0.21%
21. Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 13 0.00% 0.17%
22. White and American Indian and Asian 10 0.00% 0.13%
23. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 10 0.00% 0.13%
24. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 0.00% 0.12%
25. Black and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9 0.00% 0.12%
26. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8 0.00% 0.11%
27. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.00% 0.07%
28. Black and American Indian and Asian 4 0.00% 0.05%
29. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.00% 0.05%
30. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.04%
31. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.03%
32. White and Black and Asian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.03%
33. White and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.03%
34. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
35. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.01%

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

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