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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 1,450,813 95.60% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 66,737 4.40% 100.00%
Total Asian 66,013 4.35% 98.92%
Southern Asian 13,797 0.91% 20.67%
Asian Indian 12,819 0.84% 19.21%
Bangladeshi 130 0.01% 0.19%
Pakistani 791 0.05% 1.19%
Sri Lankan 57 0.00% 0.09%
Southeastern Asian 23,992 1.58% 35.95%
Cambodian 6,570 0.43% 9.84%
Filipino 4,012 0.26% 6.01%
Indonesian 429 0.03% 0.64%
Laotian 1,001 0.07% 1.50%
Malaysian 71 0.00% 0.11%
Thai 301 0.02% 0.45%
Vietnamese 11,608 0.76% 17.39%
Eastern Asian 25,677 1.69% 38.47%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 17,390 1.15% 26.06%
Hmong 122 0.01% 0.18%
Japanese 1,216 0.08% 1.82%
Korean 6,556 0.43% 9.82%
Taiwanese 393 0.03% 0.59%
Other Asian or Not Specified 2,547 0.17% 3.82%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 724 0.05% 1.08%
Polynesian 357 0.02% 0.53%
Native Hawaiian 183 0.01% 0.27%
Samoan 157 0.01% 0.24%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 17 0.00% 0.03%
Micronesian 129 0.01% 0.19%
Guamanian or Chamorro 121 0.01% 0.18%
Other Micronesian 8 0.00% 0.01%
Melanesian 3 0.00% 0.00%
Fijian 1 0.00% 0.00%
Other Melanesian 2 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 235 0.02% 0.35%

* 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) 1,388,622 91.50% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 128,928 8.50% 100.00%
Mexican 6,220 0.41% 4.82%
Puerto Rican 91,527 6.03% 70.99%
Cuban 2,730 0.18% 2.12%
Dominican 4,337 0.29% 3.36%
Central American 2,846 0.19% 2.21%
Costa Rican 501 0.03% 0.39%
Guatemalan 518 0.03% 0.40%
Honduran 466 0.03% 0.36%
Nicaraguan 544 0.04% 0.42%
Panamanian 378 0.02% 0.29%
Salvadorian 337 0.02% 0.26%
Other Central American 102 0.01% 0.08%
South American 4,761 0.31% 3.69%
Argentinian 531 0.03% 0.41%
Bolivian 55 0.00% 0.04%
Chilean 182 0.01% 0.14%
Columbian 2,414 0.16% 1.87%
Ecuadorian 420 0.03% 0.33%
Paraguayan 38 0.00% 0.03%
Peruvian 471 0.03% 0.37%
Uruguayan 86 0.01% 0.07%
Venezuelan 409 0.03% 0.32%
Other South American 155 0.01% 0.12%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 16,507 1.09% 12.80%
Spaniard 259 0.02% 0.20%
Spanish 1,860 0.12% 1.44%
Spanish American 182 0.01% 0.14%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 14,206 0.94% 11.02%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Cherokee 495 35.08% 0.03%
2. All Other Native American Tribes 248 17.58% 0.02%
3. Latin American Indians 200 14.17% 0.01%
4. Blackfeet 82 5.81% 0.01%
5. Iroquois 61 4.32% 0.00%
6. Delaware 56 3.97% 0.00%
7. Lumbee 46 3.26% 0.00%
8. Sioux 39 2.76% 0.00%
9. Seminole 30 2.13% 0.00%
10. Apache 26 1.84% 0.00%
11. Navajo 24 1.70% 0.00%
12. Pueblo 18 1.28% 0.00%
13. Chippewa 16 1.13% 0.00%
14. Creek 12 0.85% 0.00%
15. Choctaw 11 0.78% 0.00%
16. Potawatomi 11 0.78% 0.00%
17. Crow 5 0.35% 0.00%
18. Aleut 5 0.35% 0.00%
19. Shoshone 4 0.28% 0.00%
20. Cheyenne 3 0.21% 0.00%
21. Chickasaw 3 0.21% 0.00%
22. Yaqui 3 0.21% 0.00%
23. Eskimo 3 0.21% 0.00%
24. Comanche 2 0.14% 0.00%
25. Osage 2 0.14% 0.00%
26. Yuman 2 0.14% 0.00%
27. Ottawa 1 0.07% 0.00%
28. Tohono O'Odham 1 0.07% 0.00%
29. Alaskan Athabascan 1 0.07% 0.00%
30. Tlingit-Haida 1 0.07% 0.00%

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

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