Durham 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 215,984 96.72% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 7,330 3.28% 100.00%
Total Asian 7,251 3.25% 98.92%
Southern Asian 2,801 1.25% 38.21%
Asian Indian 2,539 1.14% 34.64%
Bangladeshi 34 0.02% 0.46%
Pakistani 211 0.09% 2.88%
Sri Lankan 17 0.01% 0.23%
Southeastern Asian 1,127 0.50% 15.38%
Cambodian 24 0.01% 0.33%
Filipino 568 0.25% 7.75%
Indonesian 11 0.00% 0.15%
Laotian 9 0.00% 0.12%
Malaysian 27 0.01% 0.37%
Thai 82 0.04% 1.12%
Vietnamese 406 0.18% 5.54%
Eastern Asian 3,148 1.41% 42.95%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 1,987 0.89% 27.11%
Hmong 21 0.01% 0.29%
Japanese 362 0.16% 4.94%
Korean 634 0.28% 8.65%
Taiwanese 144 0.06% 1.96%
Other Asian or Not Specified 175 0.08% 2.39%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 79 0.04% 1.08%
Polynesian 20 0.01% 0.27%
Native Hawaiian 7 0.00% 0.10%
Samoan 13 0.01% 0.18%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 32 0.01% 0.44%
Guamanian or Chamorro 10 0.00% 0.14%
Other Micronesian 22 0.01% 0.30%
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 27 0.01% 0.37%

* 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) 206,275 92.37% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 17,039 7.63% 100.00%
Mexican 11,014 4.93% 64.64%
Puerto Rican 755 0.34% 4.43%
Cuban 254 0.11% 1.49%
Dominican 80 0.04% 0.47%
Central American 2,376 1.06% 13.94%
Costa Rican 27 0.01% 0.16%
Guatemalan 319 0.14% 1.87%
Honduran 1,110 0.50% 6.51%
Nicaraguan 18 0.01% 0.11%
Panamanian 61 0.03% 0.36%
Salvadorian 748 0.33% 4.39%
Other Central American 93 0.04% 0.55%
South American 566 0.25% 3.32%
Argentinian 93 0.04% 0.55%
Bolivian 40 0.02% 0.23%
Chilean 66 0.03% 0.39%
Columbian 137 0.06% 0.80%
Ecuadorian 36 0.02% 0.21%
Paraguayan 3 0.00% 0.02%
Peruvian 74 0.03% 0.43%
Uruguayan 10 0.00% 0.06%
Venezuelan 79 0.04% 0.46%
Other South American 28 0.01% 0.16%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 1,994 0.89% 11.70%
Spaniard 58 0.03% 0.34%
Spanish 178 0.08% 1.04%
Spanish American 13 0.01% 0.08%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 1,745 0.78% 10.24%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Lumbee 104 28.03% 0.05%
2. Cherokee 89 23.99% 0.04%
3. Latin American Indians 63 16.98% 0.03%
4. All Other Native American Tribes 55 14.82% 0.02%
5. Blackfeet 9 2.43% 0.00%
6. Chickasaw 8 2.16% 0.00%
7. Choctaw 8 2.16% 0.00%
8. Chippewa 7 1.89% 0.00%
9. Sioux 7 1.89% 0.00%
10. Apache 4 1.08% 0.00%
11. Iroquois 4 1.08% 0.00%
12. Osage 3 0.81% 0.00%
13. Pueblo 2 0.54% 0.00%
14. Eskimo 2 0.54% 0.00%
15. Creek 1 0.27% 0.00%
16. Navajo 1 0.27% 0.00%
17. Potawatomi 1 0.27% 0.00%
18. Seminole 1 0.27% 0.00%
19. Yaqui 1 0.27% 0.00%
20. Alaskan Athabascan 1 0.27% 0.00%

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

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