Census Bureau: 2.5% of people in Lancaster identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 39,732 citizens living in Lancaster in 2017, 97.5% said they were only one race while 2.5% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Ohio Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in Lancaster
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
37,615
94.7%
African American
764
1.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
94
0.2%
Asian
171
0.4%
Some Other Race
100
0.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

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