The Two or More Races Population: 2010 (2010 Census Briefs)

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The Two or More Races Population: 2010 (2010 Census Briefs)

Description

This report looks at the changing racial and ethnic diversity of the United States of America. It is part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census and provides a snapshot of the population reporting multiple races in the United States. Racial and ethnic population group distributions and growth at the national level and at lower levels of geography are presented.

This report also provides an overview of race and ethnicity concepts and definitions used in the 2010 Census. The data for this report are based on the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, which was the first 2010 Census data product released with data on race and Hispanic origin and was provided to each state for use in drawing boundaries for legislative districts.

Data from the 2010 Census and Census 2000 present information on the population reporting more than one race and enable comparisons of this population from two major data points for the first time in U.S. decennial census history. Overall, the population reporting more than one race grew from about 6.8 million people to 9.0 million people.

Creator

Nicholas A. Jones
Jungmiwha Bullock

Date

September 2012

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Citation

Nicholas A. Jones Jungmiwha Bullock, “The Two or More Races Population: 2010 (2010 Census Briefs),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 23, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/76.