Centre 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 1,344 0.99% 94.25%
Three Races 72 0.05% 5.05%
Four Races 4 0.00% 0.28%
Five Races 6 0.00% 0.42%
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 Asian 361 0.27% 25.32%
2. White and Some Other Race 284 0.21% 19.92%
3. White and Black 226 0.17% 15.85%
4. White and American Indian 219 0.16% 15.36%
5. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 93 0.07% 6.52%
6. Asian and Some Other Race 45 0.03% 3.16%
7. White and Black and American Indian 41 0.03% 2.88%
8. Black and Some Other Race 35 0.03% 2.45%
9. Black and American Indian 24 0.02% 1.68%
10. Black and Asian 22 0.02% 1.54%
11. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 21 0.02% 1.47%
12. American Indian and Asian 11 0.01% 0.77%
13. White and Black and Asian 8 0.01% 0.56%
14. White and Black and Some Other Race 8 0.01% 0.56%
15. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6 0.00% 0.42%
16. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.28%
17. White and Asian and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.28%
18. American Indian and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.21%
19. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 3 0.00% 0.21%
20. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.14%
21. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.07%
22. White and American Indian and Asian 1 0.00% 0.07%
23. White and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.07%
24. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0.00% 0.07%
25. Non- Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.07%
26. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 1 0.00% 0.07%

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

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