Cumberland 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 144,978 99.00% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 1,460 1.00% 100.00%
Total Asian 1,378 0.94% 94.38%
Southern Asian 464 0.32% 31.78%
Asian Indian 409 0.28% 28.01%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 53 0.04% 3.63%
Sri Lankan 2 0.00% 0.14%
Southeastern Asian 292 0.20% 20.00%
Cambodian 1 0.00% 0.07%
Filipino 250 0.17% 17.12%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 1 0.00% 0.07%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 5 0.00% 0.34%
Vietnamese 35 0.02% 2.40%
Eastern Asian 573 0.39% 39.25%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 162 0.11% 11.10%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 265 0.18% 18.15%
Korean 145 0.10% 9.93%
Taiwanese 1 0.00% 0.07%
Other Asian or Not Specified 49 0.03% 3.36%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 82 0.06% 5.62%
Polynesian 25 0.02% 1.71%
Native Hawaiian 13 0.01% 0.89%
Samoan 12 0.01% 0.82%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 37 0.03% 2.53%
Guamanian or Chamorro 33 0.02% 2.26%
Other Micronesian 4 0.00% 0.27%
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 20 0.01% 1.37%

* 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) 118,615 81.00% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 27,823 19.00% 100.00%
Mexican 5,165 3.53% 18.56%
Puerto Rican 18,520 12.65% 66.56%
Cuban 369 0.25% 1.33%
Dominican 382 0.26% 1.37%
Central American 265 0.18% 0.95%
Costa Rican 30 0.02% 0.11%
Guatemalan 102 0.07% 0.37%
Honduran 52 0.04% 0.19%
Nicaraguan 3 0.00% 0.01%
Panamanian 20 0.01% 0.07%
Salvadorian 49 0.03% 0.18%
Other Central American 9 0.01% 0.03%
South American 338 0.23% 1.21%
Argentinian 23 0.02% 0.08%
Bolivian 3 0.00% 0.01%
Chilean 14 0.01% 0.05%
Columbian 179 0.12% 0.64%
Ecuadorian 42 0.03% 0.15%
Paraguayan 3 0.00% 0.01%
Peruvian 56 0.04% 0.20%
Uruguayan 4 0.00% 0.01%
Venezuelan 9 0.01% 0.03%
Other South American 5 0.00% 0.02%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 2,784 1.90% 10.01%
Spaniard 34 0.02% 0.12%
Spanish 280 0.19% 1.01%
Spanish American 35 0.02% 0.13%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 2,435 1.66% 8.75%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. All Other Native American Tribes 430 51.93% 0.29%
2. Delaware 218 26.33% 0.15%
3. Latin American Indians 82 9.90% 0.06%
4. Cherokee 49 5.92% 0.03%
5. Blackfeet 12 1.45% 0.01%
6. Pueblo 12 1.45% 0.01%
7. Iroquois 8 0.97% 0.01%
8. Sioux 6 0.72% 0.00%
9. Seminole 4 0.48% 0.00%
10. Apache 2 0.24% 0.00%
11. Chippewa 1 0.12% 0.00%
12. Lumbee 1 0.12% 0.00%
13. Menominee 1 0.12% 0.00%
14. Ottawa 1 0.12% 0.00%
15. Aleut 1 0.12% 0.00%

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

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