Atascosa 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 38,482 99.62% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 146 0.38% 100.00%
Total Asian 121 0.31% 82.88%
Southern Asian 52 0.13% 35.62%
Asian Indian 52 0.13% 35.62%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 0 0.00% 0.00%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 30 0.08% 20.55%
Cambodian 5 0.01% 3.42%
Filipino 16 0.04% 10.96%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 8 0.02% 5.48%
Vietnamese 1 0.00% 0.68%
Eastern Asian 36 0.09% 24.66%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 8 0.02% 5.48%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 8 0.02% 5.48%
Korean 20 0.05% 13.70%
Taiwanese 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Asian or Not Specified 3 0.01% 2.05%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 25 0.06% 17.12%
Polynesian 21 0.05% 14.38%
Native Hawaiian 15 0.04% 10.27%
Samoan 6 0.02% 4.11%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 2 0.01% 1.37%
Guamanian or Chamorro 2 0.01% 1.37%
Other Micronesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
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 2 0.01% 1.37%

* 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) 16,008 41.44% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 22,620 58.56% 100.00%
Mexican 13,012 33.69% 57.52%
Puerto Rican 46 0.12% 0.20%
Cuban 20 0.05% 0.09%
Dominican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Central American 27 0.07% 0.12%
Costa Rican 2 0.01% 0.01%
Guatemalan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Honduran 7 0.02% 0.03%
Nicaraguan 3 0.01% 0.01%
Panamanian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Salvadorian 3 0.01% 0.01%
Other Central American 12 0.03% 0.05%
South American 17 0.04% 0.08%
Argentinian 6 0.02% 0.03%
Bolivian 1 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 0 0.00% 0.00%
Columbian 1 0.00% 0.00%
Ecuadorian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 1 0.00% 0.00%
Uruguayan 7 0.02% 0.03%
Venezuelan 1 0.00% 0.00%
Other South American 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 9,498 24.59% 41.99%
Spaniard 15 0.04% 0.07%
Spanish 307 0.79% 1.36%
Spanish American 14 0.04% 0.06%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 9,162 23.72% 40.50%


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 36 26.09% 0.09%
2. Cherokee 34 24.64% 0.09%
3. Apache 16 11.59% 0.04%
4. Choctaw 10 7.25% 0.03%
5. All Other Native American Tribes 8 5.80% 0.02%
6. Comanche 7 5.07% 0.02%
7. Navajo 7 5.07% 0.02%
8. Creek 4 2.90% 0.01%
9. Crow 3 2.17% 0.01%
10. Sioux 3 2.17% 0.01%
11. Blackfeet 2 1.45% 0.01%
12. Cheyenne 2 1.45% 0.01%
13. Chippewa 2 1.45% 0.01%
14. Cree 1 0.72% 0.00%
15. Osage 1 0.72% 0.00%
16. Pueblo 1 0.72% 0.00%
17. Yaqui 1 0.72% 0.00%

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

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