The Census Bureau has released its data from the 2020 Census on race and ethnicity. You have probably read the news stories or seen the videos on it. You can get more information at census.gov
I though it would serve our users to hit the highlights for you after looking over all the data. These are the important points:
- The Multiracial population in America is 10.2 percent in 2020.
- The Black population grew by 88.7% since 2010 and is now at 14.2%, which means we have proven that the Black population would not decrease in numbers; it increased instead.
- The Multiracial population went from 2.9% in 2010 to 10.2% in 2020. We had hoped to come in near 10 percent and we came in at 10.2 percent!
- The Bureau showed respect for our community by utilizing the term “Multiracial” throughout the news conference and questions by the media.
I would like to thank the U.S Census Bureau for all their hard work on the 2020 Census, especially Nicholas Jones. They were also very consistent with their terminology, referring to the Multiracial category, the respectful and meaningful word for our population.
Susan Graham, President, Project RACE