Socioeconomic Sketch

America's mixed-race population is young. Forty-two percent of this growing group is under the age of 18, compared with about 26 percent of the overall U.S. population. Just 5 percent of the mixed-race population is 65 and older.


According to the 2000 Census, the number of mixed-race people 25 and older holding a bachelor's degree or higher was lower than that of the overall U.S. population. However, a larger number of mixed-race people 25 and older had higher education levels than the black or Latino populations, including bachelor's degrees and advanced degrees. Nineteen percent of the nation's mixed-race population are students, the highest percentage of any racial group, according to Cooperative Congressional Election Survey data.


The median income of families headed by mixed-race individuals was lower than that of all families nationwide, but higher than that of families with a black or Latino head of household. Three mixed-race groups -- white and Asian; white and Pacific Islander; and Asian and some other race -- had higher median family incomes than the national median of $41,994.




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