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Fun Fact: Hawaii Tops for Most People Reporting Mixed Race

·By civilbeat

The research gang at the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has released yet another nugget of info about Hawaii.

Turns out that the percentage of our population (23.6 percent) reporting two or more races is much higher than the national average (2.9 percent), ranking us first among the states and the District of Columbia.

DBEDT says it’s trying to gather rankings in one place on subjects “where we can find uniform, verifiable and consistent data” — something, it says, is not as easy as it sounds.

Photo: Graph. (DBEDT)

—Chad Blair

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