Census Bureau: 1.8% of people in Livingston County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 36,812 citizens living in Livingston County in 2017, 98.2% said they were only one race while 1.8% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Illinois 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 Livingston County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
34,170
92.8%
African American
1,499
4.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5
0%
Asian
246
0.7%
Some Other Race
230
0.6%
Source: US Census Bureau

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