Brazoria 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 236,950 98.01% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 4,817 1.99% 100.00%
Total Asian 4,744 1.96% 98.48%
Southern Asian 959 0.40% 19.91%
Asian Indian 782 0.32% 16.23%
Bangladeshi 11 0.00% 0.23%
Pakistani 142 0.06% 2.95%
Sri Lankan 24 0.01% 0.50%
Southeastern Asian 2,582 1.07% 53.60%
Cambodian 387 0.16% 8.03%
Filipino 706 0.29% 14.66%
Indonesian 12 0.00% 0.25%
Laotian 24 0.01% 0.50%
Malaysian 13 0.01% 0.27%
Thai 31 0.01% 0.64%
Vietnamese 1,409 0.58% 29.25%
Eastern Asian 1,088 0.45% 22.59%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 680 0.28% 14.12%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 127 0.05% 2.64%
Korean 250 0.10% 5.19%
Taiwanese 31 0.01% 0.64%
Other Asian or Not Specified 115 0.05% 2.39%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 73 0.03% 1.52%
Polynesian 31 0.01% 0.64%
Native Hawaiian 19 0.01% 0.39%
Samoan 11 0.00% 0.23%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.02%
Micronesian 28 0.01% 0.58%
Guamanian or Chamorro 27 0.01% 0.56%
Other Micronesian 1 0.00% 0.02%
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 14 0.01% 0.29%

* 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) 186,704 77.22% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 55,063 22.78% 100.00%
Mexican 42,422 17.55% 77.04%
Puerto Rican 548 0.23% 1.00%
Cuban 283 0.12% 0.51%
Dominican 36 0.01% 0.07%
Central American 897 0.37% 1.63%
Costa Rican 19 0.01% 0.03%
Guatemalan 159 0.07% 0.29%
Honduran 114 0.05% 0.21%
Nicaraguan 130 0.05% 0.24%
Panamanian 39 0.02% 0.07%
Salvadorian 368 0.15% 0.67%
Other Central American 68 0.03% 0.12%
South American 355 0.15% 0.64%
Argentinian 19 0.01% 0.03%
Bolivian 23 0.01% 0.04%
Chilean 30 0.01% 0.05%
Columbian 145 0.06% 0.26%
Ecuadorian 36 0.01% 0.07%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 59 0.02% 0.11%
Uruguayan 1 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 29 0.01% 0.05%
Other South American 13 0.01% 0.02%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 10,522 4.35% 19.11%
Spaniard 53 0.02% 0.10%
Spanish 724 0.30% 1.31%
Spanish American 36 0.01% 0.07%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 9,709 4.02% 17.63%


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 251 32.14% 0.10%
2. Choctaw 125 16.01% 0.05%
3. Latin American Indians 112 14.34% 0.05%
4. All Other Native American Tribes 61 7.81% 0.03%
5. Apache 34 4.35% 0.01%
6. Chippewa 27 3.46% 0.01%
7. Creek 24 3.07% 0.01%
8. Osage 19 2.43% 0.01%
9. Ottawa 17 2.18% 0.01%
10. Potawatomi 17 2.18% 0.01%
11. Chickasaw 13 1.66% 0.01%
12. Delaware 9 1.15% 0.00%
13. Sioux 8 1.02% 0.00%
14. Yaqui 8 1.02% 0.00%
15. Blackfeet 7 0.90% 0.00%
16. Comanche 7 0.90% 0.00%
17. Navajo 5 0.64% 0.00%
18. Cheyenne 4 0.51% 0.00%
19. Iroquois 4 0.51% 0.00%
20. Alaskan Athabascan 4 0.51% 0.00%
21. Houma 3 0.38% 0.00%
22. Kiowa 3 0.38% 0.00%
23. Paiute 3 0.38% 0.00%
24. Pueblo 3 0.38% 0.00%
25. Puget Sound Salish 3 0.38% 0.00%
26. Crow 2 0.26% 0.00%
27. Seminole 2 0.26% 0.00%
28. Eskimo 2 0.26% 0.00%
29. Colville 1 0.13% 0.00%
30. Shoshone 1 0.13% 0.00%
31. Tohono O'Odham 1 0.13% 0.00%
32. Ute 1 0.13% 0.00%

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

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