The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
LARGEST RACIAL OR ETHNIC GROUP BY COUNTY: 2020
The 2020 census used the required two separate questions (one for Hispanic or Latino origin and one for race) to collect the races and ethnicities of the U.S. population — following the standards set by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in 1997. The White population remained the largest race or ethnicity group in the U.S., with 204.3 million people identifying as White alone. Overall, 235.4 million people reported White alone or in combination with another group. However, the White alone population decreased by 8.6% since 2010.
The Two or More Races population (also referred to as the Multiracial population) has changed considerably since 2010. The Multiracial population was measured at 9 million people in 2010 and is now 33.8 million people in 2020, a 276% increase.