Who Is 'Some Other Race,' the Second-Largest Racial Group in Massachusetts?

Blog post by Luc Schuster
April 26, 2022

Boston Indicators   (Boston)

Among the most interesting findings from the 2020 Census is that Some Other Race has become the second-largest racial group in Massachusetts. The same is true nationally. Much of this change reflects growth among people of Latino ethnicity, who often select (or are assigned) Some Other Race. This overlap is driven by the Census Bureau’s two-question approach to asking about race separately from Latino/Hispanic ethnicity.