El Paso 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 672,401 98.94% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 7,221 1.06% 100.00%
Total Asian 6,560 0.97% 90.85%
Southern Asian 970 0.14% 13.43%
Asian Indian 922 0.14% 12.77%
Bangladeshi 11 0.00% 0.15%
Pakistani 28 0.00% 0.39%
Sri Lankan 9 0.00% 0.12%
Southeastern Asian 1,791 0.26% 24.80%
Cambodian 7 0.00% 0.10%
Filipino 1,404 0.21% 19.44%
Indonesian 31 0.00% 0.43%
Laotian 15 0.00% 0.21%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 87 0.01% 1.20%
Vietnamese 247 0.04% 3.42%
Eastern Asian 3,649 0.54% 50.53%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 959 0.14% 13.28%
Hmong 1 0.00% 0.01%
Japanese 980 0.14% 13.57%
Korean 1,655 0.24% 22.92%
Taiwanese 54 0.01% 0.75%
Other Asian or Not Specified 150 0.02% 2.08%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 661 0.10% 9.15%
Polynesian 327 0.05% 4.53%
Native Hawaiian 159 0.02% 2.20%
Samoan 160 0.02% 2.22%
Tongan 6 0.00% 0.08%
Other Polynesian 2 0.00% 0.03%
Micronesian 249 0.04% 3.45%
Guamanian or Chamorro 228 0.03% 3.16%
Other Micronesian 21 0.00% 0.29%
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 85 0.01% 1.18%

* 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) 147,968 21.77% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 531,654 78.23% 100.00%
Mexican 447,065 65.78% 84.09%
Puerto Rican 4,286 0.63% 0.81%
Cuban 534 0.08% 0.10%
Dominican 151 0.02% 0.03%
Central American 1,449 0.21% 0.27%
Costa Rican 69 0.01% 0.01%
Guatemalan 293 0.04% 0.06%
Honduran 189 0.03% 0.04%
Nicaraguan 126 0.02% 0.02%
Panamanian 395 0.06% 0.07%
Salvadorian 316 0.05% 0.06%
Other Central American 61 0.01% 0.01%
South American 822 0.12% 0.15%
Argentinian 139 0.02% 0.03%
Bolivian 38 0.01% 0.01%
Chilean 72 0.01% 0.01%
Columbian 254 0.04% 0.05%
Ecuadorian 71 0.01% 0.01%
Paraguayan 6 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 119 0.02% 0.02%
Uruguayan 5 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 70 0.01% 0.01%
Other South American 48 0.01% 0.01%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 77,347 11.38% 14.55%
Spaniard 267 0.04% 0.05%
Spanish 2,394 0.35% 0.45%
Spanish American 284 0.04% 0.05%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 74,402 10.95% 13.99%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Pueblo 1,005 38.24% 0.15%
2. Latin American Indians 575 21.88% 0.08%
3. Cherokee 200 7.61% 0.03%
4. Apache 184 7.00% 0.03%
5. Navajo 127 4.83% 0.02%
6. All Other Native American Tribes 122 4.64% 0.02%
7. Choctaw 67 2.55% 0.01%
8. Sioux 67 2.55% 0.01%
9. Yaqui 35 1.33% 0.01%
10. Iroquois 29 1.10% 0.00%
11. Comanche 28 1.07% 0.00%
12. Creek 27 1.03% 0.00%
13. Chippewa 24 0.91% 0.00%
14. Cheyenne 23 0.88% 0.00%
15. Blackfeet 21 0.80% 0.00%
16. Potawatomi 15 0.57% 0.00%
17. Delaware 9 0.34% 0.00%
18. Lumbee 9 0.34% 0.00%
19. Chickasaw 7 0.27% 0.00%
20. Ottawa 5 0.19% 0.00%
21. Puget Sound Salish 5 0.19% 0.00%
22. Tohono O'Odham 5 0.19% 0.00%
23. Tlingit-Haida 5 0.19% 0.00%
24. Kiowa 4 0.15% 0.00%
25. Osage 4 0.15% 0.00%
26. Paiute 4 0.15% 0.00%
27. Seminole 4 0.15% 0.00%
28. Yuman 3 0.11% 0.00%
29. Alaskan Athabascan 3 0.11% 0.00%
30. Eskimo 3 0.11% 0.00%
31. Colville 2 0.08% 0.00%
32. Houma 2 0.08% 0.00%
33. Pima 2 0.08% 0.00%
34. All Other Alaskan Tribes 2 0.08% 0.00%
35. Ute 1 0.04% 0.00%

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

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