Census Bureau: 3.2% of people in Chalmette identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 22,907 citizens living in Chalmette in 2017, 96.8% said they were only one race while 3.2% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Louisiana Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in Chalmette
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
16,108
70.3%
African American
4,451
19.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
231
1%
Asian
884
3.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
14
0.1%
Some Other Race
485
2.1%
Source: US Census Bureau

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