DeKalb 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 86,859 97.63% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 2,110 2.37% 100.00%
Total Asian 2,052 2.31% 97.25%
Southern Asian 644 0.72% 30.52%
Asian Indian 592 0.67% 28.06%
Bangladeshi 5 0.01% 0.24%
Pakistani 46 0.05% 2.18%
Sri Lankan 1 0.00% 0.05%
Southeastern Asian 548 0.62% 25.97%
Cambodian 41 0.05% 1.94%
Filipino 291 0.33% 13.79%
Indonesian 15 0.02% 0.71%
Laotian 36 0.04% 1.71%
Malaysian 8 0.01% 0.38%
Thai 50 0.06% 2.37%
Vietnamese 107 0.12% 5.07%
Eastern Asian 802 0.90% 38.01%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 475 0.53% 22.51%
Hmong 2 0.00% 0.09%
Japanese 63 0.07% 2.99%
Korean 231 0.26% 10.95%
Taiwanese 31 0.03% 1.47%
Other Asian or Not Specified 58 0.07% 2.75%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 58 0.07% 2.75%
Polynesian 28 0.03% 1.33%
Native Hawaiian 8 0.01% 0.38%
Samoan 20 0.02% 0.95%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 5 0.01% 0.24%
Guamanian or Chamorro 5 0.01% 0.24%
Other Micronesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Melanesian 3 0.00% 0.14%
Fijian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Melanesian 3 0.00% 0.14%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 22 0.02% 1.04%

* 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) 83,139 93.45% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 5,830 6.55% 100.00%
Mexican 4,801 5.40% 82.35%
Puerto Rican 301 0.34% 5.16%
Cuban 68 0.08% 1.17%
Dominican 6 0.01% 0.10%
Central American 90 0.10% 1.54%
Costa Rican 4 0.00% 0.07%
Guatemalan 37 0.04% 0.63%
Honduran 12 0.01% 0.21%
Nicaraguan 11 0.01% 0.19%
Panamanian 6 0.01% 0.10%
Salvadorian 12 0.01% 0.21%
Other Central American 8 0.01% 0.14%
South American 111 0.12% 1.90%
Argentinian 7 0.01% 0.12%
Bolivian 6 0.01% 0.10%
Chilean 7 0.01% 0.12%
Columbian 38 0.04% 0.65%
Ecuadorian 12 0.01% 0.21%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 20 0.02% 0.34%
Uruguayan 1 0.00% 0.02%
Venezuelan 11 0.01% 0.19%
Other South American 9 0.01% 0.15%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 453 0.51% 7.77%
Spaniard 7 0.01% 0.12%
Spanish 76 0.09% 1.30%
Spanish American 4 0.00% 0.07%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 366 0.41% 6.28%


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 35 28.93% 0.04%
2. Chippewa 22 18.18% 0.02%
3. Iroquois 13 10.74% 0.01%
4. Latin American Indians 13 10.74% 0.01%
5. All Other Native American Tribes 11 9.09% 0.01%
6. Sioux 7 5.79% 0.01%
7. Apache 3 2.48% 0.00%
8. Menominee 3 2.48% 0.00%
9. Blackfeet 2 1.65% 0.00%
10. Choctaw 2 1.65% 0.00%
11. Comanche 2 1.65% 0.00%
12. Navajo 2 1.65% 0.00%
13. Cheyenne 1 0.83% 0.00%
14. Chickasaw 1 0.83% 0.00%
15. Creek 1 0.83% 0.00%
16. Delaware 1 0.83% 0.00%
17. Potawatomi 1 0.83% 0.00%
18. Pueblo 1 0.83% 0.00%

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

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy