Wayne 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 70,712 99.46% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 385 0.54% 100.00%
Total Asian 361 0.51% 93.77%
Southern Asian 112 0.16% 29.09%
Asian Indian 111 0.16% 28.83%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 1 0.00% 0.26%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 110 0.15% 28.57%
Cambodian 3 0.00% 0.78%
Filipino 63 0.09% 16.36%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 8 0.01% 2.08%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 1 0.00% 0.26%
Vietnamese 35 0.05% 9.09%
Eastern Asian 127 0.18% 32.99%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 41 0.06% 10.65%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 53 0.07% 13.77%
Korean 33 0.05% 8.57%
Taiwanese 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Asian or Not Specified 12 0.02% 3.12%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 24 0.03% 6.23%
Polynesian 18 0.03% 4.68%
Native Hawaiian 11 0.02% 2.86%
Samoan 7 0.01% 1.82%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 4 0.01% 1.04%
Guamanian or Chamorro 4 0.01% 1.04%
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 2 0.00% 0.52%

* 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) 70,126 98.63% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 971 1.37% 100.00%
Mexican 658 0.93% 67.77%
Puerto Rican 77 0.11% 7.93%
Cuban 16 0.02% 1.65%
Dominican 5 0.01% 0.51%
Central American 21 0.03% 2.16%
Costa Rican 3 0.00% 0.31%
Guatemalan 3 0.00% 0.31%
Honduran 3 0.00% 0.31%
Nicaraguan 1 0.00% 0.10%
Panamanian 2 0.00% 0.21%
Salvadorian 9 0.01% 0.93%
Other Central American 0 0.00% 0.00%
South American 48 0.07% 4.94%
Argentinian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Bolivian 4 0.01% 0.41%
Chilean 0 0.00% 0.00%
Columbian 13 0.02% 1.34%
Ecuadorian 10 0.01% 1.03%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 17 0.02% 1.75%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other South American 4 0.01% 0.41%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 146 0.21% 15.04%
Spaniard 4 0.01% 0.41%
Spanish 22 0.03% 2.27%
Spanish American 4 0.01% 0.41%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 116 0.16% 11.95%


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 44.30% 0.05%
2. Sioux 8 10.13% 0.01%
3. Blackfeet 5 6.33% 0.01%
4. Chippewa 5 6.33% 0.01%
5. Choctaw 4 5.06% 0.01%
6. All Other Native American Tribes 4 5.06% 0.01%
7. Creek 3 3.80% 0.00%
8. Menominee 3 3.80% 0.00%
9. Navajo 3 3.80% 0.00%
10. Latin American Indians 2 2.53% 0.00%
11. Seminole 2 2.53% 0.00%
12. Alaskan Athabascan 2 2.53% 0.00%
13. Apache 1 1.27% 0.00%
14. Cheyenne 1 1.27% 0.00%
15. Houma 1 1.27% 0.00%

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

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