Jefferson Parish

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 441,450 96.92% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 14,016 3.08% 100.00%
Total Asian 13,862 3.04% 98.90%
Southern Asian 2,445 0.54% 17.44%
Asian Indian 1,942 0.43% 13.86%
Bangladeshi 35 0.01% 0.25%
Pakistani 429 0.09% 3.06%
Sri Lankan 39 0.01% 0.28%
Southeastern Asian 7,995 1.76% 57.04%
Cambodian 39 0.01% 0.28%
Filipino 1,177 0.26% 8.40%
Indonesian 28 0.01% 0.20%
Laotian 18 0.00% 0.13%
Malaysian 15 0.00% 0.11%
Thai 117 0.03% 0.83%
Vietnamese 6,601 1.45% 47.10%
Eastern Asian 3,184 0.70% 22.72%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 2,056 0.45% 14.67%
Hmong 5 0.00% 0.04%
Japanese 293 0.06% 2.09%
Korean 692 0.15% 4.94%
Taiwanese 138 0.03% 0.98%
Other Asian or Not Specified 238 0.05% 1.70%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 154 0.03% 1.10%
Polynesian 80 0.02% 0.57%
Native Hawaiian 39 0.01% 0.28%
Samoan 39 0.01% 0.28%
Tongan 1 0.00% 0.01%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.01%
Micronesian 38 0.01% 0.27%
Guamanian or Chamorro 36 0.01% 0.26%
Other Micronesian 2 0.00% 0.01%
Melanesian 4 0.00% 0.03%
Fijian 2 0.00% 0.01%
Other Melanesian 2 0.00% 0.01%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 32 0.01% 0.23%

* 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) 423,048 92.88% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 32,418 7.12% 100.00%
Mexican 4,822 1.06% 14.87%
Puerto Rican 1,670 0.37% 5.15%
Cuban 3,364 0.74% 10.38%
Dominican 500 0.11% 1.54%
Central American 9,581 2.10% 29.55%
Costa Rican 293 0.06% 0.90%
Guatemalan 1,097 0.24% 3.38%
Honduran 5,245 1.15% 16.18%
Nicaraguan 1,744 0.38% 5.38%
Panamanian 187 0.04% 0.58%
Salvadorian 490 0.11% 1.51%
Other Central American 525 0.12% 1.62%
South American 1,303 0.29% 4.02%
Argentinian 100 0.02% 0.31%
Bolivian 23 0.01% 0.07%
Chilean 79 0.02% 0.24%
Columbian 534 0.12% 1.65%
Ecuadorian 171 0.04% 0.53%
Paraguayan 2 0.00% 0.01%
Peruvian 147 0.03% 0.45%
Uruguayan 19 0.00% 0.06%
Venezuelan 160 0.04% 0.49%
Other South American 68 0.01% 0.21%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 11,178 2.45% 34.48%
Spaniard 197 0.04% 0.61%
Spanish 1,772 0.39% 5.47%
Spanish American 209 0.05% 0.64%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 9,000 1.98% 27.76%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Houma 682 50.22% 0.15%
2. Cherokee 175 12.89% 0.04%
3. Choctaw 106 7.81% 0.02%
4. All Other Native American Tribes 99 7.29% 0.02%
5. Latin American Indians 94 6.92% 0.02%
6. Sioux 28 2.06% 0.01%
7. Apache 27 1.99% 0.01%
8. Creek 27 1.99% 0.01%
9. Chickasaw 22 1.62% 0.00%
10. Navajo 19 1.40% 0.00%
11. Chippewa 17 1.25% 0.00%
12. Iroquois 12 0.88% 0.00%
13. Blackfeet 8 0.59% 0.00%
14. Aleut 6 0.44% 0.00%
15. Seminole 5 0.37% 0.00%
16. Lumbee 4 0.29% 0.00%
17. Potawatomi 4 0.29% 0.00%
18. Comanche 3 0.22% 0.00%
19. Cree 3 0.22% 0.00%
20. Shoshone 3 0.22% 0.00%
21. Cheyenne 2 0.15% 0.00%
22. Delaware 2 0.15% 0.00%
23. Menominee 2 0.15% 0.00%
24. Osage 2 0.15% 0.00%
25. Eskimo 2 0.15% 0.00%
26. Crow 1 0.07% 0.00%
27. Pueblo 1 0.07% 0.00%
28. Tohono O'Odham 1 0.07% 0.00%
29. Yuman 1 0.07% 0.00%

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

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