Orange 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 84,293 99.21% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 673 0.79% 100.00%
Total Asian 648 0.76% 96.29%
Southern Asian 80 0.09% 11.89%
Asian Indian 75 0.09% 11.14%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 5 0.01% 0.74%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 441 0.52% 65.53%
Cambodian 11 0.01% 1.63%
Filipino 62 0.07% 9.21%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 10 0.01% 1.49%
Malaysian 1 0.00% 0.15%
Thai 10 0.01% 1.49%
Vietnamese 347 0.41% 51.56%
Eastern Asian 103 0.12% 15.30%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 39 0.05% 5.79%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 21 0.02% 3.12%
Korean 42 0.05% 6.24%
Taiwanese 1 0.00% 0.15%
Other Asian or Not Specified 24 0.03% 3.57%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 25 0.03% 3.71%
Polynesian 7 0.01% 1.04%
Native Hawaiian 3 0.00% 0.45%
Samoan 4 0.00% 0.59%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 17 0.02% 2.53%
Guamanian or Chamorro 15 0.02% 2.23%
Other Micronesian 2 0.00% 0.30%
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 1 0.00% 0.15%

* 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) 81,893 96.38% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 3,073 3.62% 100.00%
Mexican 2,278 2.68% 74.13%
Puerto Rican 57 0.07% 1.85%
Cuban 30 0.04% 0.98%
Dominican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Central American 38 0.04% 1.24%
Costa Rican 1 0.00% 0.03%
Guatemalan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Honduran 13 0.02% 0.42%
Nicaraguan 1 0.00% 0.03%
Panamanian 3 0.00% 0.10%
Salvadorian 15 0.02% 0.49%
Other Central American 5 0.01% 0.16%
South American 25 0.03% 0.81%
Argentinian 5 0.01% 0.16%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 2 0.00% 0.07%
Columbian 10 0.01% 0.33%
Ecuadorian 1 0.00% 0.03%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 4 0.00% 0.13%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 3 0.00% 0.10%
Other South American 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 645 0.76% 20.99%
Spaniard 20 0.02% 0.65%
Spanish 111 0.13% 3.61%
Spanish American 8 0.01% 0.26%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 506 0.60% 16.47%


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 131 44.86% 0.15%
2. Choctaw 40 13.70% 0.05%
3. All Other Native American Tribes 25 8.56% 0.03%
4. Apache 22 7.53% 0.03%
5. Creek 16 5.48% 0.02%
6. Chickasaw 6 2.05% 0.01%
7. Houma 6 2.05% 0.01%
8. Sioux 6 2.05% 0.01%
9. Iroquois 5 1.71% 0.01%
10. Kiowa 5 1.71% 0.01%
11. Latin American Indians 5 1.71% 0.01%
12. Lumbee 4 1.37% 0.00%
13. Paiute 4 1.37% 0.00%
14. Blackfeet 3 1.03% 0.00%
15. Navajo 3 1.03% 0.00%
16. Potawatomi 3 1.03% 0.00%
17. Seminole 3 1.03% 0.00%
18. Comanche 2 0.68% 0.00%
19. Cheyenne 1 0.34% 0.00%
20. Cree 1 0.34% 0.00%
21. Pueblo 1 0.34% 0.00%

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

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