Kern 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 26,047 3.94% 95.00%
Three Races 1,250 0.19% 4.56%
Four Races 90 0.01% 0.33%
Five Races 27 0.00% 0.10%
Six Races 3 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 12,058 1.82% 43.98%
2. White and American Indian 5,151 0.78% 18.79%
3. White and Asian 2,576 0.39% 9.40%
4. White and Black 1,844 0.28% 6.73%
5. Asian and Some Other Race 1,334 0.20% 4.87%
6. Black and Some Other Race 796 0.12% 2.90%
7. American Indian and Some Other Race 770 0.12% 2.81%
8. Black and American Indian 393 0.06% 1.43%
9. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 273 0.04% 1.00%
10. White and Black and American Indian 272 0.04% 0.99%
11. American Indian and Asian 250 0.04% 0.91%
12. Black and Asian 234 0.04% 0.85%
13. White and American Indian and Some Other Race 226 0.03% 0.82%
14. Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 187 0.03% 0.68%
15. White and Asian and Some Other Race 165 0.02% 0.60%
16. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 131 0.02% 0.48%
17. White and American Indian and Asian 127 0.02% 0.46%
18. Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 125 0.02% 0.46%
19. White and Black and Some Other Race 108 0.02% 0.39%
20. White and Black and Asian 69 0.01% 0.25%
21. White and Black and American Indian and Asian 35 0.01% 0.13%
22. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 33 0.00% 0.12%
23. White and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 27 0.00% 0.10%
24. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23 0.00% 0.08%
25. Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 23 0.00% 0.08%
26. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23 0.00% 0.08%
27. White and Black and American Indian and Some Other Race 22 0.00% 0.08%
28. White and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16 0.00% 0.06%
29. Black and Asian and Some Other Race 16 0.00% 0.06%
30. Black and American Indian and Asian 14 0.00% 0.05%
31. American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 13 0.00% 0.05%
32. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 0.00% 0.04%
33. American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10 0.00% 0.04%
34. White and Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 0.00% 0.03%
35. White and Black and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 7 0.00% 0.03%
36. White and Black and Asian and Some Other Race 6 0.00% 0.02%
37. Black and American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.00% 0.02%
38. Non- Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 5 0.00% 0.02%
39. Black and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.01%
40. White and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.00% 0.01%
41. White and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.01%
42. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 4 0.00% 0.01%
43. White and Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3 0.00% 0.01%
44. White and American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.01%
45. White and Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 3 0.00% 0.01%
46. American Indian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.01%
47. Black and American Indian and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.00% 0.01%
48. Black and American Indian and Asian and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.01%
49. Black and Asian and Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Some Other Race 2 0.00% 0.01%

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

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