Fayette 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 89,059 97.59% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 2,204 2.41% 100.00%
Total Asian 2,182 2.39% 99.00%
Southern Asian 570 0.62% 25.86%
Asian Indian 503 0.55% 22.82%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 66 0.07% 2.99%
Sri Lankan 1 0.00% 0.05%
Southeastern Asian 435 0.48% 19.74%
Cambodian 21 0.02% 0.95%
Filipino 266 0.29% 12.07%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.05%
Laotian 15 0.02% 0.68%
Malaysian 2 0.00% 0.09%
Thai 35 0.04% 1.59%
Vietnamese 95 0.10% 4.31%
Eastern Asian 1,132 1.24% 51.36%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 320 0.35% 14.52%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 515 0.56% 23.37%
Korean 267 0.29% 12.11%
Taiwanese 30 0.03% 1.36%
Other Asian or Not Specified 45 0.05% 2.04%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 22 0.02% 1.00%
Polynesian 8 0.01% 0.36%
Native Hawaiian 8 0.01% 0.36%
Samoan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 6 0.01% 0.27%
Guamanian or Chamorro 5 0.01% 0.23%
Other Micronesian 1 0.00% 0.05%
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 8 0.01% 0.36%

* 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) 88,681 97.17% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 2,582 2.83% 100.00%
Mexican 945 1.04% 36.60%
Puerto Rican 542 0.59% 20.99%
Cuban 219 0.24% 8.48%
Dominican 25 0.03% 0.97%
Central American 166 0.18% 6.43%
Costa Rican 46 0.05% 1.78%
Guatemalan 17 0.02% 0.66%
Honduran 15 0.02% 0.58%
Nicaraguan 13 0.01% 0.50%
Panamanian 46 0.05% 1.78%
Salvadorian 11 0.01% 0.43%
Other Central American 18 0.02% 0.70%
South American 234 0.26% 9.06%
Argentinian 18 0.02% 0.70%
Bolivian 1 0.00% 0.04%
Chilean 32 0.04% 1.24%
Columbian 105 0.12% 4.07%
Ecuadorian 11 0.01% 0.43%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 40 0.04% 1.55%
Uruguayan 2 0.00% 0.08%
Venezuelan 22 0.02% 0.85%
Other South American 3 0.00% 0.12%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 451 0.49% 17.47%
Spaniard 19 0.02% 0.74%
Spanish 98 0.11% 3.80%
Spanish American 13 0.01% 0.50%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 321 0.35% 12.43%


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 53 41.41% 0.06%
2. Latin American Indians 14 10.94% 0.02%
3. All Other Native American Tribes 10 7.81% 0.01%
4. Choctaw 7 5.47% 0.01%
5. Iroquois 7 5.47% 0.01%
6. Apache 5 3.91% 0.01%
7. Creek 5 3.91% 0.01%
8. Seminole 5 3.91% 0.01%
9. Houma 3 2.34% 0.00%
10. Blackfeet 2 1.56% 0.00%
11. Chippewa 2 1.56% 0.00%
12. Comanche 2 1.56% 0.00%
13. Cree 2 1.56% 0.00%
14. Kiowa 2 1.56% 0.00%
15. Lumbee 2 1.56% 0.00%
16. Ottawa 2 1.56% 0.00%
17. Potawatomi 2 1.56% 0.00%
18. Sioux 2 1.56% 0.00%
19. Cheyenne 1 0.78% 0.00%

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

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