Census Bureau: 1.5% of people in Luna County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 24,319 citizens living in Luna County in 2017, 98.5% said they were only one race while 1.5% 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 Luna County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
22,268
91.6%
African American
329
1.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
258
1.1%
Asian
130
0.5%
Some Other Race
968
4%
Source: US Census Bureau

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