Potter 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 110,722 97.51% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 2,824 2.49% 100.00%
Total Asian 2,781 2.45% 98.48%
Southern Asian 217 0.19% 7.68%
Asian Indian 212 0.19% 7.51%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 5 0.00% 0.18%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 2,365 2.08% 83.75%
Cambodian 9 0.01% 0.32%
Filipino 79 0.07% 2.80%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 994 0.88% 35.20%
Malaysian 1 0.00% 0.04%
Thai 32 0.03% 1.13%
Vietnamese 1,250 1.10% 44.26%
Eastern Asian 134 0.12% 4.75%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 82 0.07% 2.90%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 28 0.02% 0.99%
Korean 23 0.02% 0.81%
Taiwanese 1 0.00% 0.04%
Other Asian or Not Specified 65 0.06% 2.30%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 43 0.04% 1.52%
Polynesian 32 0.03% 1.13%
Native Hawaiian 16 0.01% 0.57%
Samoan 16 0.01% 0.57%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 3 0.00% 0.11%
Guamanian or Chamorro 3 0.00% 0.11%
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 8 0.01% 0.28%

* 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) 81,625 71.89% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 31,921 28.11% 100.00%
Mexican 23,398 20.61% 73.30%
Puerto Rican 197 0.17% 0.62%
Cuban 102 0.09% 0.32%
Dominican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Central American 173 0.15% 0.54%
Costa Rican 3 0.00% 0.01%
Guatemalan 33 0.03% 0.10%
Honduran 56 0.05% 0.18%
Nicaraguan 10 0.01% 0.03%
Panamanian 11 0.01% 0.03%
Salvadorian 57 0.05% 0.18%
Other Central American 3 0.00% 0.01%
South American 50 0.04% 0.16%
Argentinian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 16 0.01% 0.05%
Columbian 11 0.01% 0.03%
Ecuadorian 6 0.01% 0.02%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 8 0.01% 0.03%
Uruguayan 1 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 7 0.01% 0.02%
Other South American 1 0.00% 0.00%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 8,001 7.05% 25.07%
Spaniard 27 0.02% 0.08%
Spanish 708 0.62% 2.22%
Spanish American 91 0.08% 0.29%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 7,175 6.32% 22.48%


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 132 21.43% 0.12%
2. Choctaw 113 18.34% 0.10%
3. Latin American Indians 90 14.61% 0.08%
4. Apache 46 7.47% 0.04%
5. Navajo 40 6.49% 0.04%
6. All Other Native American Tribes 32 5.19% 0.03%
7. Chickasaw 21 3.41% 0.02%
8. Comanche 19 3.08% 0.02%
9. Sioux 19 3.08% 0.02%
10. Creek 16 2.60% 0.01%
11. Pueblo 15 2.44% 0.01%
12. Potawatomi 13 2.11% 0.01%
13. Blackfeet 8 1.30% 0.01%
14. Tlingit-Haida 8 1.30% 0.01%
15. Delaware 6 0.97% 0.01%
16. Iroquois 6 0.97% 0.01%
17. Kiowa 6 0.97% 0.01%
18. Osage 5 0.81% 0.00%
19. Pima 4 0.65% 0.00%
20. Cheyenne 3 0.49% 0.00%
21. Ottawa 3 0.49% 0.00%
22. Seminole 3 0.49% 0.00%
23. Ute 3 0.49% 0.00%
24. Chippewa 2 0.32% 0.00%
25. Crow 1 0.16% 0.00%
26. Paiute 1 0.16% 0.00%
27. Aleut 1 0.16% 0.00%

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

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