Sussex 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 155,417 99.22% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 1,221 0.78% 100.00%
Total Asian 1,153 0.74% 94.43%
Southern Asian 317 0.20% 25.96%
Asian Indian 277 0.18% 22.69%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 40 0.03% 3.28%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 408 0.26% 33.42%
Cambodian 1 0.00% 0.08%
Filipino 200 0.13% 16.38%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.08%
Laotian 34 0.02% 2.78%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 15 0.01% 1.23%
Vietnamese 157 0.10% 12.86%
Eastern Asian 392 0.25% 32.10%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 169 0.11% 13.84%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 53 0.03% 4.34%
Korean 165 0.11% 13.51%
Taiwanese 5 0.00% 0.41%
Other Asian or Not Specified 36 0.02% 2.95%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 68 0.04% 5.57%
Polynesian 12 0.01% 0.98%
Native Hawaiian 6 0.00% 0.49%
Samoan 3 0.00% 0.25%
Tongan 1 0.00% 0.08%
Other Polynesian 2 0.00% 0.16%
Micronesian 36 0.02% 2.95%
Guamanian or Chamorro 34 0.02% 2.78%
Other Micronesian 2 0.00% 0.16%
Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Fijian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 20 0.01% 1.64%

* 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) 149,723 95.59% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 6,915 4.41% 100.00%
Mexican 3,108 1.98% 44.95%
Puerto Rican 1,029 0.66% 14.88%
Cuban 91 0.06% 1.32%
Dominican 75 0.05% 1.08%
Central American 1,610 1.03% 23.28%
Costa Rican 7 0.00% 0.10%
Guatemalan 1,426 0.91% 20.62%
Honduran 28 0.02% 0.40%
Nicaraguan 20 0.01% 0.29%
Panamanian 18 0.01% 0.26%
Salvadorian 80 0.05% 1.16%
Other Central American 31 0.02% 0.45%
South American 118 0.08% 1.71%
Argentinian 8 0.01% 0.12%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 29 0.02% 0.42%
Columbian 28 0.02% 0.40%
Ecuadorian 16 0.01% 0.23%
Paraguayan 5 0.00% 0.07%
Peruvian 25 0.02% 0.36%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 5 0.00% 0.07%
Other South American 2 0.00% 0.03%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 884 0.56% 12.78%
Spaniard 20 0.01% 0.29%
Spanish 124 0.08% 1.79%
Spanish American 15 0.01% 0.22%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 725 0.46% 10.48%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. All Other Native American Tribes 381 56.61% 0.24%
2. Latin American Indians 156 23.18% 0.10%
3. Cherokee 68 10.10% 0.04%
4. Chippewa 13 1.93% 0.01%
5. Iroquois 13 1.93% 0.01%
6. Blackfeet 6 0.89% 0.00%
7. Delaware 6 0.89% 0.00%
8. Lumbee 6 0.89% 0.00%
9. Sioux 5 0.74% 0.00%
10. Chickasaw 4 0.59% 0.00%
11. Apache 2 0.30% 0.00%
12. Creek 2 0.30% 0.00%
13. Menominee 2 0.30% 0.00%
14. Navajo 2 0.30% 0.00%
15. Paiute 2 0.30% 0.00%
16. Choctaw 1 0.15% 0.00%
17. Pima 1 0.15% 0.00%
18. Pueblo 1 0.15% 0.00%
19. Seminole 1 0.15% 0.00%
20. Eskimo 1 0.15% 0.00%

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

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