Census Bureau: 1.1% of people in Sparta identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 4,398 citizens living in Sparta in 2017, 98.9% said they were only one race while 1.1% 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 Sparta
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
3,488
79.3%
African American
788
17.9%
Asian
61
1.4%
Some Other Race
12
0.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

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