Clackamas 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 7,680 2.27% 92.20%
Three Races 575 0.17% 6.90%
Four Races 57 0.02% 0.68%
Five Races 18 0.01% 0.22%
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 American Indian 2,338 0.69% 28.07%
2. White and Some Other Race 1,776 0.52% 21.32%
3. White and Asian 1,771 0.52% 21.26%
4. White and Black 833 0.25% 10.00%
5. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 278 0.08% 3.34%
6. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 182 0.05% 2.18%
7. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 176 0.05% 2.11%
8. Asian and Some Other Race 153 0.05% 1.84%
9. White and Black and American Indian 111 0.03% 1.33%
10. American Indian and Some Other Race 80 0.02% 0.96%
11. Black and Some Other Race 66 0.02% 0.79%
12. White and American Indian and Asian 66 0.02% 0.79%
13. Black and American Indian 59 0.02% 0.71%
14. White and Asian and Some Other Race 52 0.02% 0.62%
15. Black and Asian 51 0.02% 0.61%
16. American Indian and Asian 46 0.01% 0.55%
17. White and Black and Asian 41 0.01% 0.49%
18. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 40 0.01% 0.48%
19. White and Black and Some Other Race 33 0.01% 0.40%
20. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 19 0.01% 0.23%
21. White and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 19 0.01% 0.23%
22. Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 18 0.01% 0.22%
23. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 0.00% 0.19%
24. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 15 0.00% 0.18%
25. White and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 0.00% 0.14%
26. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 12 0.00% 0.14%
27. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12 0.00% 0.14%
28. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 10 0.00% 0.12%
29. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 0.00% 0.08%
30. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 5 0.00% 0.06%
31. White and Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 5 0.00% 0.06%
32. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.00% 0.05%
33. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.05%
34. Black and American Indian and Asian 3 0.00% 0.04%
35. American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.04%
36. Non- Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.04%
37. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.02%
38. White and Black and Asian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.02%
39. White and American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.02%
40. White and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.02%
41. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.01%
42. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.01%
43. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 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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