Douglas 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 91,089 98.82% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 1,085 1.18% 100.00%
Total Asian 1,065 1.16% 98.16%
Southern Asian 443 0.48% 40.83%
Asian Indian 390 0.42% 35.94%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 53 0.06% 4.88%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 265 0.29% 24.42%
Cambodian 26 0.03% 2.40%
Filipino 135 0.15% 12.44%
Indonesian 7 0.01% 0.65%
Laotian 4 0.00% 0.37%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 33 0.04% 3.04%
Vietnamese 60 0.07% 5.53%
Eastern Asian 326 0.35% 30.05%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 147 0.16% 13.55%
Hmong 1 0.00% 0.09%
Japanese 47 0.05% 4.33%
Korean 122 0.13% 11.24%
Taiwanese 9 0.01% 0.83%
Other Asian or Not Specified 31 0.03% 2.86%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 20 0.02% 1.84%
Polynesian 12 0.01% 1.11%
Native Hawaiian 6 0.01% 0.55%
Samoan 5 0.01% 0.46%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.09%
Micronesian 3 0.00% 0.28%
Guamanian or Chamorro 3 0.00% 0.28%
Other Micronesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
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 5 0.01% 0.46%

* 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) 89,534 97.14% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 2,640 2.86% 100.00%
Mexican 1,520 1.65% 57.58%
Puerto Rican 345 0.37% 13.07%
Cuban 81 0.09% 3.07%
Dominican 25 0.03% 0.95%
Central American 122 0.13% 4.62%
Costa Rican 12 0.01% 0.45%
Guatemalan 27 0.03% 1.02%
Honduran 8 0.01% 0.30%
Nicaraguan 10 0.01% 0.38%
Panamanian 20 0.02% 0.76%
Salvadorian 38 0.04% 1.44%
Other Central American 7 0.01% 0.27%
South American 113 0.12% 4.28%
Argentinian 11 0.01% 0.42%
Bolivian 1 0.00% 0.04%
Chilean 3 0.00% 0.11%
Columbian 43 0.05% 1.63%
Ecuadorian 8 0.01% 0.30%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 13 0.01% 0.49%
Uruguayan 9 0.01% 0.34%
Venezuelan 23 0.02% 0.87%
Other South American 2 0.00% 0.08%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 434 0.47% 16.44%
Spaniard 6 0.01% 0.23%
Spanish 59 0.06% 2.23%
Spanish American 15 0.02% 0.57%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 354 0.38% 13.41%


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 83 43.68% 0.09%
2. Latin American Indians 22 11.58% 0.02%
3. All Other Native American Tribes 16 8.42% 0.02%
4. Apache 11 5.79% 0.01%
5. Creek 10 5.26% 0.01%
6. Choctaw 8 4.21% 0.01%
7. Chippewa 6 3.16% 0.01%
8. Lumbee 6 3.16% 0.01%
9. Sioux 6 3.16% 0.01%
10. Navajo 5 2.63% 0.01%
11. Iroquois 4 2.11% 0.00%
12. Seminole 4 2.11% 0.00%
13. Chickasaw 2 1.05% 0.00%
14. Houma 2 1.05% 0.00%
15. Blackfeet 1 0.53% 0.00%
16. Ottawa 1 0.53% 0.00%
17. Potawatomi 1 0.53% 0.00%
18. Alaskan Athabascan 1 0.53% 0.00%
19. Aleut 1 0.53% 0.00%

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

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