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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 85,530 97.53% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 2,167 2.47% 100.00%
Total Asian 2,126 2.42% 98.11%
Southern Asian 988 1.13% 45.59%
Asian Indian 983 1.12% 45.36%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 4 0.00% 0.18%
Sri Lankan 1 0.00% 0.05%
Southeastern Asian 936 1.07% 43.19%
Cambodian 8 0.01% 0.37%
Filipino 61 0.07% 2.81%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.05%
Laotian 17 0.02% 0.78%
Malaysian 1 0.00% 0.05%
Thai 13 0.01% 0.60%
Vietnamese 835 0.95% 38.53%
Eastern Asian 179 0.20% 8.26%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 73 0.08% 3.37%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 34 0.04% 1.57%
Korean 68 0.08% 3.14%
Taiwanese 4 0.00% 0.18%
Other Asian or Not Specified 23 0.03% 1.06%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 41 0.05% 1.89%
Polynesian 26 0.03% 1.20%
Native Hawaiian 14 0.02% 0.65%
Samoan 12 0.01% 0.55%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 11 0.01% 0.51%
Guamanian or Chamorro 10 0.01% 0.46%
Other Micronesian 1 0.00% 0.05%
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 4 0.00% 0.18%

* 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) 84,311 96.14% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 3,386 3.86% 100.00%
Mexican 2,416 2.75% 71.35%
Puerto Rican 198 0.23% 5.85%
Cuban 63 0.07% 1.86%
Dominican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Central American 52 0.06% 1.54%
Costa Rican 3 0.00% 0.09%
Guatemalan 9 0.01% 0.27%
Honduran 4 0.00% 0.12%
Nicaraguan 3 0.00% 0.09%
Panamanian 21 0.02% 0.62%
Salvadorian 11 0.01% 0.32%
Other Central American 1 0.00% 0.03%
South American 63 0.07% 1.86%
Argentinian 4 0.00% 0.12%
Bolivian 3 0.00% 0.09%
Chilean 0 0.00% 0.00%
Columbian 21 0.02% 0.62%
Ecuadorian 6 0.01% 0.18%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 14 0.02% 0.41%
Uruguayan 1 0.00% 0.03%
Venezuelan 12 0.01% 0.35%
Other South American 2 0.00% 0.06%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 594 0.68% 17.54%
Spaniard 9 0.01% 0.27%
Spanish 133 0.15% 3.93%
Spanish American 10 0.01% 0.30%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 442 0.50% 13.05%


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 993 30.43% 1.13%
2. Choctaw 557 17.07% 0.64%
3. Cherokee 470 14.40% 0.54%
4. Cheyenne 318 9.75% 0.36%
5. Chickasaw 186 5.70% 0.21%
6. Creek 150 4.60% 0.17%
7. Kiowa 124 3.80% 0.14%
8. Potawatomi 106 3.25% 0.12%
9. Seminole 73 2.24% 0.08%
10. Comanche 55 1.69% 0.06%
11. Sioux 42 1.29% 0.05%
12. Apache 31 0.95% 0.04%
13. Osage 26 0.80% 0.03%
14. Navajo 25 0.77% 0.03%
15. Delaware 23 0.70% 0.03%
16. Chippewa 16 0.49% 0.02%
17. Iroquois 16 0.49% 0.02%
18. Latin American Indians 14 0.43% 0.02%
19. Pueblo 9 0.28% 0.01%
20. Aleut 7 0.21% 0.01%
21. Blackfeet 6 0.18% 0.01%
22. Ute 6 0.18% 0.01%
23. Tlingit-Haida 3 0.09% 0.00%
24. Crow 2 0.06% 0.00%
25. Cree 1 0.03% 0.00%
26. Houma 1 0.03% 0.00%
27. Ottawa 1 0.03% 0.00%
28. Shoshone 1 0.03% 0.00%
29. Yaqui 1 0.03% 0.00%

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

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