More Virginians are identifying themselves as multi-racial, according to the U.S. Census.
2000 was the first time the census allowed people to check off multiple backgrounds for race. Then, 2 percent of Virginians identified themselves as multi-racial. In 2010, the figure was up to 2.9%.
However, the figure is larger in some localities, especially in Northern Virginia. The locality with the highest multi-racial population is Manassas Park, where 5.4 percent of the population described themselves that way.
The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia has a overview of the multi-racial population here.