Population Profile

Mixed-race individuals constitute a group that blurs traditional categories. However, the 2000 U.S. Census offered a wealth of information on what mixed-race America looks like.

The 2000 Census revealed 57 combinations of races within the "Two or More Races" population. Twelve combinations reflected numbers of more than 100,000 people. The four combinations below made up more than 70 percent of the total mixed-race population.


Immigration has influenced the growth of this group. Nearly a quarter of the mixed-race population is foreign-born, compared with about 11 percent of the total U.S. population.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000
Data and visuals compiled and created by Shauna Miller