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Multiracial Americans Fastest Growing Group
Americans who self identify as multiracial are on the rise. According to the latest U. S. Census estimates, multiracial Americans are the fastest growing demographic group, up 3.4% from 4.9 million to about 5.2 million over the last year. Since 2000, the first year Americans were given the option to check off more than one box for race on Census surveys, the number of multiracial people has grown 33% as of 2008. Multiracial Americans currently make up 5% of the more than 100 million minority population.