Census Bureau: 2.6% of people in Chaves County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 65,454 citizens living in Chaves County in 2017, 97.4% said they were only one race while 2.6% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the New Mexico 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 Chaves County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
54,212
82.8%
African American
1,093
1.7%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
989
1.5%
Asian
490
0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
31
0%
Some Other Race
6,930
10.6%
Source: US Census Bureau

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