Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau
(1) The 2003 CPS asked respondents to choose one or more races. White Alone refers to people
who reported White and did not report any other race category. The use of this single-race
population does not imply that it is the preferred method of presenting or analyzing data.
The Census Bureau uses a variety of approaches. Information on people who reported more
than one race, such as "White and American Indian and Alaska Native" or "Asian and Black
or African American," is available from Census 2000 through American Factfinder. About
2.6 percent of people reported more than one race in 2000.
(2) Black alone refers to people who reported Black and did not report any other race category.
(3) Asian alone refers to people who reported Asian and did not report any other race category.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at
301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)
Last revised: December 29, 2010