Census Bureau: 2.2% of people in Dedham identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 25,377 citizens living in Dedham in 2017, 97.8% said they were only one race while 2.2% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Massachusetts 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 Dedham
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
21,305
84%
African American
2,184
8.6%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
58
0.2%
Asian
664
2.6%
Some Other Race
603
2.4%
Source: US Census Bureau

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