Most of the population (over 86 percent) is either mestizo (having both Amerindian and white ancestry) or white. People of African (10.4 percent) and indigenous or Amerindian (over 3.4 percent) origin make up the rest of the Colombian population.
What race are Colombians considered?
Public Library of Science (PLOS) genetic research determined that the average Colombian (of all races) has a mixture of European 62.5%, native Amerindian 27.4% , African 9.2% and East Asian 0.9%. These proportions also vary widely among ethnicities.
Where do Afro Colombians live?
Predominantly in the Pacific Region of Colombia, some areas of the Caribbean Region and urban areas across the country. A small minority live in the U.S. and Spain, almost exclusively in cities like Miami, New York and Madrid as well as surrounding areas near those cities.