Jefferson County

ETHNIC AND RACIAL HERITAGE

The Census provides two different ways for respondents to indicate their heritage. The method shown here pertains to Asians, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and persons of Hispanic ethnicity. As a part of the race and ethnicity questions on the short form of the 2000 Census, members of these groups were asked to indicate one or more categories of racial or ethnic origin. In the case of Americans Indians and Alaskan Natives, respondents were given the opportunity to identify their affiliation with one or more tribes.

Asian Ancestries, including Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI), 2000
Percent of Percent of Asian/
Number Total Population NHPI Population
Total Non-Asian, Non-NHPI 655,958 99.08% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 6,089 0.92% 100.00%
Total Asian 5,902 0.89% 96.93%
Southern Asian 1,888 0.29% 31.01%
Asian Indian 1,655 0.25% 27.18%
Bangladeshi 51 0.01% 0.84%
Pakistani 167 0.03% 2.74%
Sri Lankan 15 0.00% 0.25%
Southeastern Asian 1,206 0.18% 19.81%
Cambodian 25 0.00% 0.41%
Filipino 334 0.05% 5.49%
Indonesian 16 0.00% 0.26%
Laotian 14 0.00% 0.23%
Malaysian 17 0.00% 0.28%
Thai 128 0.02% 2.10%
Vietnamese 672 0.10% 11.04%
Eastern Asian 2,642 0.40% 43.39%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 1,694 0.26% 27.82%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 271 0.04% 4.45%
Korean 611 0.09% 10.03%
Taiwanese 66 0.01% 1.08%
Other Asian or Not Specified 166 0.03% 2.73%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 187 0.03% 3.07%
Polynesian 73 0.01% 1.20%
Native Hawaiian 43 0.01% 0.71%
Samoan 30 0.00% 0.49%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 77 0.01% 1.26%
Guamanian or Chamorro 75 0.01% 1.23%
Other Micronesian 2 0.00% 0.03%
Melanesian 1 0.00% 0.02%
Fijian 1 0.00% 0.02%
Other Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 36 0.01% 0.59%

* Southern Asian includes Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan.

** Southeastern Asian includes Cambodian, Filipino, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese.

*** Eastern Asian includes Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese.

Hispanic Ancestries, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Number Total Population Hispanic Population
Total Non-Hispanic (All Races) 651,763 98.45% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 10,284 1.55% 100.00%
Mexican 6,698 1.01% 65.13%
Puerto Rican 659 0.10% 6.41%
Cuban 300 0.05% 2.92%
Dominican 24 0.00% 0.23%
Central American 465 0.07% 4.52%
Costa Rican 64 0.01% 0.62%
Guatemalan 64 0.01% 0.62%
Honduran 114 0.02% 1.11%
Nicaraguan 35 0.01% 0.34%
Panamanian 61 0.01% 0.59%
Salvadorian 109 0.02% 1.06%
Other Central American 18 0.00% 0.18%
South American 400 0.06% 3.89%
Argentinian 46 0.01% 0.45%
Bolivian 5 0.00% 0.05%
Chilean 40 0.01% 0.39%
Columbian 115 0.02% 1.12%
Ecuadorian 38 0.01% 0.37%
Paraguayan 10 0.00% 0.10%
Peruvian 78 0.01% 0.76%
Uruguayan 9 0.00% 0.09%
Venezuelan 37 0.01% 0.36%
Other South American 22 0.00% 0.21%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 1,738 0.26% 16.90%
Spaniard 24 0.00% 0.23%
Spanish 212 0.03% 2.06%
Spanish American 17 0.00% 0.17%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 1,485 0.22% 14.44%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Cherokee 544 63.70% 0.08%
2. Creek 115 13.47% 0.02%
3. Latin American Indians 30 3.51% 0.00%
4. All Other Native American Tribes 30 3.51% 0.00%
5. Choctaw 26 3.04% 0.00%
6. Apache 14 1.64% 0.00%
7. Sioux 14 1.64% 0.00%
8. Lumbee 13 1.52% 0.00%
9. Chippewa 12 1.41% 0.00%
10. Navajo 8 0.94% 0.00%
11. Blackfeet 7 0.82% 0.00%
12. Chickasaw 7 0.82% 0.00%
13. Seminole 5 0.59% 0.00%
14. Aleut 5 0.59% 0.00%
15. Eskimo 4 0.47% 0.00%
16. Iroquois 3 0.35% 0.00%
17. Cheyenne 2 0.23% 0.00%
18. Comanche 2 0.23% 0.00%
19. Houma 2 0.23% 0.00%
20. Alaskan Athabascan 2 0.23% 0.00%
21. Tlingit-Haida 2 0.23% 0.00%
22. Crow 1 0.12% 0.00%
23. Delaware 1 0.12% 0.00%
24. Potawatomi 1 0.12% 0.00%
25. Pueblo 1 0.12% 0.00%
26. Puget Sound Salish 1 0.12% 0.00%
27. Yaqui 1 0.12% 0.00%
28. Yuman 1 0.12% 0.00%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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