Mercer 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 333,267 95.01% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 17,494 4.99% 100.00%
Total Asian 17,142 4.89% 97.99%
Southern Asian 7,751 2.21% 44.31%
Asian Indian 6,909 1.97% 39.49%
Bangladeshi 68 0.02% 0.39%
Pakistani 707 0.20% 4.04%
Sri Lankan 67 0.02% 0.38%
Southeastern Asian 1,622 0.46% 9.27%
Cambodian 39 0.01% 0.22%
Filipino 1,216 0.35% 6.95%
Indonesian 24 0.01% 0.14%
Laotian 5 0.00% 0.03%
Malaysian 13 0.00% 0.07%
Thai 56 0.02% 0.32%
Vietnamese 269 0.08% 1.54%
Eastern Asian 7,486 2.13% 42.79%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 4,737 1.35% 27.08%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 608 0.17% 3.48%
Korean 1,794 0.51% 10.25%
Taiwanese 347 0.10% 1.98%
Other Asian or Not Specified 283 0.08% 1.62%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 352 0.10% 2.01%
Polynesian 55 0.02% 0.31%
Native Hawaiian 26 0.01% 0.15%
Samoan 27 0.01% 0.15%
Tongan 1 0.00% 0.01%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.01%
Micronesian 188 0.05% 1.07%
Guamanian or Chamorro 188 0.05% 1.07%
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 109 0.03% 0.62%

* 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) 316,863 90.34% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 33,898 9.66% 100.00%
Mexican 2,675 0.76% 7.89%
Puerto Rican 13,865 3.95% 40.90%
Cuban 737 0.21% 2.17%
Dominican 862 0.25% 2.54%
Central American 5,952 1.70% 17.56%
Costa Rican 998 0.28% 2.94%
Guatemalan 4,052 1.16% 11.95%
Honduran 241 0.07% 0.71%
Nicaraguan 69 0.02% 0.20%
Panamanian 108 0.03% 0.32%
Salvadorian 175 0.05% 0.52%
Other Central American 309 0.09% 0.91%
South American 3,264 0.93% 9.63%
Argentinian 188 0.05% 0.55%
Bolivian 21 0.01% 0.06%
Chilean 95 0.03% 0.28%
Columbian 853 0.24% 2.52%
Ecuadorian 1,623 0.46% 4.79%
Paraguayan 12 0.00% 0.04%
Peruvian 207 0.06% 0.61%
Uruguayan 38 0.01% 0.11%
Venezuelan 124 0.04% 0.37%
Other South American 103 0.03% 0.30%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 6,543 1.87% 19.30%
Spaniard 127 0.04% 0.37%
Spanish 761 0.22% 2.24%
Spanish American 72 0.02% 0.21%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 5,583 1.59% 16.47%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Latin American Indians 102 35.79% 0.03%
2. Cherokee 65 22.81% 0.02%
3. Delaware 27 9.47% 0.01%
4. All Other Native American Tribes 22 7.72% 0.01%
5. Iroquois 13 4.56% 0.00%
6. Navajo 10 3.51% 0.00%
7. Sioux 8 2.81% 0.00%
8. Blackfeet 6 2.11% 0.00%
9. Seminole 6 2.11% 0.00%
10. Houma 4 1.40% 0.00%
11. Apache 3 1.05% 0.00%
12. Choctaw 3 1.05% 0.00%
13. Lumbee 3 1.05% 0.00%
14. Alaskan Athabascan 3 1.05% 0.00%
15. Chippewa 2 0.70% 0.00%
16. Creek 2 0.70% 0.00%
17. Osage 2 0.70% 0.00%
18. Tlingit-Haida 2 0.70% 0.00%
19. Cree 1 0.35% 0.00%
20. Kiowa 1 0.35% 0.00%

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

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