Minnehaha 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 146,740 98.96% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 1,541 1.04% 100.00%
Total Asian 1,465 0.99% 95.07%
Southern Asian 152 0.10% 9.86%
Asian Indian 146 0.10% 9.47%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 1 0.00% 0.06%
Sri Lankan 5 0.00% 0.32%
Southeastern Asian 790 0.53% 51.27%
Cambodian 40 0.03% 2.60%
Filipino 103 0.07% 6.68%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.06%
Laotian 204 0.14% 13.24%
Malaysian 4 0.00% 0.26%
Thai 28 0.02% 1.82%
Vietnamese 410 0.28% 26.61%
Eastern Asian 454 0.31% 29.46%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 205 0.14% 13.30%
Hmong 26 0.02% 1.69%
Japanese 53 0.04% 3.44%
Korean 168 0.11% 10.90%
Taiwanese 2 0.00% 0.13%
Other Asian or Not Specified 69 0.05% 4.48%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 76 0.05% 4.93%
Polynesian 35 0.02% 2.27%
Native Hawaiian 20 0.01% 1.30%
Samoan 12 0.01% 0.78%
Tongan 3 0.00% 0.19%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 30 0.02% 1.95%
Guamanian or Chamorro 30 0.02% 1.95%
Other Micronesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Melanesian 5 0.00% 0.32%
Fijian 5 0.00% 0.32%
Other Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 6 0.00% 0.39%

* 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) 145,094 97.85% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 3,187 2.15% 100.00%
Mexican 1,610 1.09% 50.52%
Puerto Rican 130 0.09% 4.08%
Cuban 64 0.04% 2.01%
Dominican 9 0.01% 0.28%
Central American 575 0.39% 18.04%
Costa Rican 7 0.00% 0.22%
Guatemalan 391 0.26% 12.27%
Honduran 16 0.01% 0.50%
Nicaraguan 23 0.02% 0.72%
Panamanian 9 0.01% 0.28%
Salvadorian 80 0.05% 2.51%
Other Central American 49 0.03% 1.54%
South American 79 0.05% 2.48%
Argentinian 7 0.00% 0.22%
Bolivian 4 0.00% 0.13%
Chilean 27 0.02% 0.85%
Columbian 16 0.01% 0.50%
Ecuadorian 10 0.01% 0.31%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 7 0.00% 0.22%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 1 0.00% 0.03%
Other South American 7 0.00% 0.22%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 720 0.49% 22.59%
Spaniard 5 0.00% 0.16%
Spanish 85 0.06% 2.67%
Spanish American 8 0.01% 0.25%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 622 0.42% 19.52%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Sioux 1,526 86.75% 1.03%
2. All Other Native American Tribes 72 4.09% 0.05%
3. Chippewa 60 3.41% 0.04%
4. Cherokee 43 2.44% 0.03%
5. Navajo 16 0.91% 0.01%
6. Cheyenne 13 0.74% 0.01%
7. Iroquois 5 0.28% 0.00%
8. Latin American Indians 5 0.28% 0.00%
9. Crow 4 0.23% 0.00%
10. Seminole 3 0.17% 0.00%
11. Blackfeet 2 0.11% 0.00%
12. Comanche 2 0.11% 0.00%
13. Menominee 2 0.11% 0.00%
14. Choctaw 1 0.06% 0.00%
15. Kiowa 1 0.06% 0.00%
16. Lumbee 1 0.06% 0.00%
17. Paiute 1 0.06% 0.00%
18. Pueblo 1 0.06% 0.00%
19. Yuman 1 0.06% 0.00%

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

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