Millions of Americans counted in the 2000 census changed their race or Hispanic-origin categories when they filled out their 2010 census forms, according to new research presented at the annual Population Association of America meeting last week. Hispanics, Americans of mixed race, American Indians and Pacific Islanders were among those most likely to check different boxes from one census to the next.
- FactTank article: Millions of Americans changed their racial or ethnic identity from one census to the next
- Abstract for Liebler and Noon, America’s Churning Races: Race Response Changes between Census 2000 and Census 2010
- Abstract for Liebler and Bhaskar, Occasionally American Indian: Joining, Leaving, and Staying in the American Indian/Alaska Native Race Category between 2000 and 2010