Santa Cruz 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 38,151 99.40% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 230 0.60% 100.00%
Total Asian 197 0.51% 85.65%
Southern Asian 31 0.08% 13.48%
Asian Indian 31 0.08% 13.48%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 0 0.00% 0.00%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 23 0.06% 10.00%
Cambodian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Filipino 10 0.03% 4.35%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.43%
Laotian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 0 0.00% 0.00%
Vietnamese 12 0.03% 5.22%
Eastern Asian 137 0.36% 59.57%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 24 0.06% 10.43%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 19 0.05% 8.26%
Korean 91 0.24% 39.57%
Taiwanese 3 0.01% 1.30%
Other Asian or Not Specified 6 0.02% 2.61%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 33 0.09% 14.35%
Polynesian 28 0.07% 12.17%
Native Hawaiian 22 0.06% 9.57%
Samoan 6 0.02% 2.61%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 4 0.01% 1.74%
Guamanian or Chamorro 2 0.01% 0.87%
Other Micronesian 2 0.01% 0.87%
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 1 0.00% 0.43%

* 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) 7,376 19.22% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 31,005 80.78% 100.00%
Mexican 26,537 69.14% 85.59%
Puerto Rican 59 0.15% 0.19%
Cuban 27 0.07% 0.09%
Dominican 9 0.02% 0.03%
Central American 41 0.11% 0.13%
Costa Rican 3 0.01% 0.01%
Guatemalan 1 0.00% 0.00%
Honduran 5 0.01% 0.02%
Nicaraguan 1 0.00% 0.00%
Panamanian 16 0.04% 0.05%
Salvadorian 13 0.03% 0.04%
Other Central American 2 0.01% 0.01%
South American 61 0.16% 0.20%
Argentinian 12 0.03% 0.04%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 8 0.02% 0.03%
Columbian 21 0.05% 0.07%
Ecuadorian 8 0.02% 0.03%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 4 0.01% 0.01%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 6 0.02% 0.02%
Other South American 2 0.01% 0.01%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 4,271 11.13% 13.78%
Spaniard 17 0.04% 0.05%
Spanish 140 0.36% 0.45%
Spanish American 9 0.02% 0.03%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 4,105 10.70% 13.24%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Latin American Indians 41 40.20% 0.11%
2. Yaqui 22 21.57% 0.06%
3. All Other Native American Tribes 10 9.80% 0.03%
4. Cherokee 7 6.86% 0.02%
5. Navajo 3 2.94% 0.01%
6. Pueblo 3 2.94% 0.01%
7. Apache 2 1.96% 0.01%
8. Ottawa 2 1.96% 0.01%
9. Pima 2 1.96% 0.01%
10. Sioux 2 1.96% 0.01%
11. Eskimo 2 1.96% 0.01%
12. Chickasaw 1 0.98% 0.00%
13. Choctaw 1 0.98% 0.00%
14. Creek 1 0.98% 0.00%
15. Delaware 1 0.98% 0.00%
16. Seminole 1 0.98% 0.00%
17. Tlingit-Haida 1 0.98% 0.00%

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

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