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Agency report
2000 census shows a more racially and ethnically diverse Minnesota

Extent: 12 p., 169K, PDF
Description: Multiple race identities most common among children, nonwhite populations
Date: May 29, 2001
Subject(s): Demography; Asians; Blacks; Hawaiians; Hispanic Americans; Indians; Minorities; Races;
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Office of the State Demographer
Contributor: Martha McMurry
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency).
Contact: Susan Brower, 651-201-2472; State Demographer

The 2000 Census for the first time allowed people to identify with more than one race. Few Minnesotans - 82,742, or 1.7 percent of the total population -identified with more than one race, but the multiple race option has a tremendous effect on estimates of the “minority” population.

Highlights of this report include:

1) In the 2000 census, 11.8 percent of Minnesotans identified themselves as nonwhite or Hispanic.

2) Nonwhite and Latino populations have grown rapidly in Minnesota, though the state remains much less diverse than the United States as a whole.

3) Race data from 2000 cannot be compared to 1990 race data because in 2000 people could identify as more than one race.

4) Only 1.7 percent of Minnesotans identified with more than one race, but this figure is much larger for those with a nonwhite racial identity.

Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)

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