Census 2000 Uses Multiracial Categories, Tracks Growing Diversity

March 13, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On March 13, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "according to results released by the Census Bureau...2.4 percent of Americans, or nearly 7 million out of 281 million people, took advantage of the new census option to identify themselves as belonging to more than one race...About 4 percent of Americans under age 18 were listed as multiethnic, compared with about 2 percent of those 18 and over."