Saline 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 52,682 98.29% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 915 1.71% 100.00%
Total Asian 893 1.67% 97.60%
Southern Asian 46 0.09% 5.03%
Asian Indian 45 0.08% 4.92%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 1 0.00% 0.11%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 590 1.10% 64.48%
Cambodian 16 0.03% 1.75%
Filipino 56 0.10% 6.12%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 191 0.36% 20.87%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 39 0.07% 4.26%
Vietnamese 288 0.54% 31.48%
Eastern Asian 213 0.40% 23.28%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 41 0.08% 4.48%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 29 0.05% 3.17%
Korean 110 0.21% 12.02%
Taiwanese 33 0.06% 3.61%
Other Asian or Not Specified 44 0.08% 4.81%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 22 0.04% 2.40%
Polynesian 17 0.03% 1.86%
Native Hawaiian 11 0.02% 1.20%
Samoan 5 0.01% 0.55%
Tongan 1 0.00% 0.11%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Guamanian or Chamorro 0 0.00% 0.00%
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% 0.55%

* 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) 50,369 93.98% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 3,228 6.02% 100.00%
Mexican 2,544 4.75% 78.81%
Puerto Rican 93 0.17% 2.88%
Cuban 30 0.06% 0.93%
Dominican 1 0.00% 0.03%
Central American 52 0.10% 1.61%
Costa Rican 1 0.00% 0.03%
Guatemalan 5 0.01% 0.15%
Honduran 15 0.03% 0.46%
Nicaraguan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Panamanian 12 0.02% 0.37%
Salvadorian 10 0.02% 0.31%
Other Central American 9 0.02% 0.28%
South American 14 0.03% 0.43%
Argentinian 3 0.01% 0.09%
Bolivian 2 0.00% 0.06%
Chilean 1 0.00% 0.03%
Columbian 6 0.01% 0.19%
Ecuadorian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 1 0.00% 0.03%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 1 0.00% 0.03%
Other South American 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 494 0.92% 15.30%
Spaniard 0 0.00% 0.00%
Spanish 55 0.10% 1.70%
Spanish American 6 0.01% 0.19%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 433 0.81% 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 40 21.51% 0.07%
2. All Other Native American Tribes 34 18.28% 0.06%
3. Latin American Indians 18 9.68% 0.03%
4. Choctaw 10 5.38% 0.02%
5. Navajo 10 5.38% 0.02%
6. Potawatomi 8 4.30% 0.01%
7. Sioux 8 4.30% 0.01%
8. Paiute 7 3.76% 0.01%
9. Pueblo 6 3.23% 0.01%
10. Creek 5 2.69% 0.01%
11. Ottawa 5 2.69% 0.01%
12. Apache 4 2.15% 0.01%
13. Chickasaw 4 2.15% 0.01%
14. Kiowa 4 2.15% 0.01%
15. Puget Sound Salish 4 2.15% 0.01%
16. Delaware 3 1.61% 0.01%
17. Osage 3 1.61% 0.01%
18. Tlingit-Haida 3 1.61% 0.01%
19. Chippewa 2 1.08% 0.00%
20. Shoshone 2 1.08% 0.00%
21. Blackfeet 1 0.54% 0.00%
22. Cheyenne 1 0.54% 0.00%
23. Lumbee 1 0.54% 0.00%
24. Yaqui 1 0.54% 0.00%
25. Yuman 1 0.54% 0.00%
26. All Other Alaskan Tribes 1 0.54% 0.00%

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

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