Orange 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 7,082 2.07% 93.21%
Three Races 475 0.14% 6.25%
Four Races 36 0.01% 0.47%
Five Races 5 0.00% 0.07%
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 2,191 0.64% 28.84%
2. White and Black 1,697 0.50% 22.33%
3. White and American Indian 812 0.24% 10.69%
4. White and Asian 807 0.24% 10.62%
5. Black and Some Other Race 660 0.19% 8.69%
6. Black and American Indian 391 0.11% 5.15%
7. White and Black and American Indian 272 0.08% 3.58%
8. Asian and Some Other Race 135 0.04% 1.78%
9. Black and Asian 110 0.03% 1.45%
10. American Indian and Some Other Race 103 0.03% 1.36%
11. White and Black and Some Other Race 70 0.02% 0.92%
12. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 56 0.02% 0.74%
13. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 47 0.01% 0.62%
14. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 31 0.01% 0.41%
15. White and Asian and Some Other Race 25 0.01% 0.33%
16. Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 21 0.01% 0.28%
17. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 20 0.01% 0.26%
18. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 20 0.01% 0.26%
19. American Indian and Asian 16 0.00% 0.21%
20. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 0.00% 0.21%
21. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 14 0.00% 0.18%
22. Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 12 0.00% 0.16%
23. White and Black and Asian 10 0.00% 0.13%
24. White and American Indian and Asian 10 0.00% 0.13%
25. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 10 0.00% 0.13%
26. Black and American Indian and Asian 8 0.00% 0.11%
27. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 6 0.00% 0.08%
28. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.00% 0.07%
29. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.00% 0.07%
30. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.00% 0.07%
31. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.03%
32. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.03%
33. White and Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.03%
34. White and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.03%
35. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.01%
36. American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
37. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
38. White and American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
39. Black 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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