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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 64,410 98.68% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 859 1.32% 100.00%
Total Asian 832 1.27% 96.86%
Southern Asian 234 0.36% 27.24%
Asian Indian 220 0.34% 25.61%
Bangladeshi 2 0.00% 0.23%
Pakistani 10 0.02% 1.16%
Sri Lankan 2 0.00% 0.23%
Southeastern Asian 182 0.28% 21.19%
Cambodian 6 0.01% 0.70%
Filipino 88 0.13% 10.24%
Indonesian 1 0.00% 0.12%
Laotian 4 0.01% 0.47%
Malaysian 4 0.01% 0.47%
Thai 11 0.02% 1.28%
Vietnamese 68 0.10% 7.92%
Eastern Asian 384 0.59% 44.70%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 148 0.23% 17.23%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 42 0.06% 4.89%
Korean 183 0.28% 21.30%
Taiwanese 11 0.02% 1.28%
Other Asian or Not Specified 32 0.05% 3.73%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 27 0.04% 3.14%
Polynesian 14 0.02% 1.63%
Native Hawaiian 3 0.00% 0.35%
Samoan 10 0.02% 1.16%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.12%
Micronesian 5 0.01% 0.58%
Guamanian or Chamorro 5 0.01% 0.58%
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% 0.93%

* 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) 64,391 98.65% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 878 1.35% 100.00%
Mexican 291 0.45% 33.14%
Puerto Rican 189 0.29% 21.53%
Cuban 49 0.08% 5.58%
Dominican 13 0.02% 1.48%
Central American 49 0.08% 5.58%
Costa Rican 1 0.00% 0.11%
Guatemalan 6 0.01% 0.68%
Honduran 11 0.02% 1.25%
Nicaraguan 3 0.00% 0.34%
Panamanian 6 0.01% 0.68%
Salvadorian 22 0.03% 2.51%
Other Central American 0 0.00% 0.00%
South American 59 0.09% 6.72%
Argentinian 3 0.00% 0.34%
Bolivian 6 0.01% 0.68%
Chilean 7 0.01% 0.80%
Columbian 16 0.02% 1.82%
Ecuadorian 5 0.01% 0.57%
Paraguayan 2 0.00% 0.23%
Peruvian 10 0.02% 1.14%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 8 0.01% 0.91%
Other South American 2 0.00% 0.23%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 228 0.35% 25.97%
Spaniard 13 0.02% 1.48%
Spanish 41 0.06% 4.67%
Spanish American 1 0.00% 0.11%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 173 0.27% 19.70%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. All Other Native American Tribes 36 36.36% 0.06%
2. Cherokee 32 32.32% 0.05%
3. Comanche 6 6.06% 0.01%
4. Iroquois 6 6.06% 0.01%
5. Sioux 5 5.05% 0.01%
6. Blackfeet 4 4.04% 0.01%
7. Lumbee 3 3.03% 0.00%
8. Navajo 2 2.02% 0.00%
9. Choctaw 1 1.01% 0.00%
10. Ottawa 1 1.01% 0.00%
11. Paiute 1 1.01% 0.00%
12. Potawatomi 1 1.01% 0.00%
13. Eskimo 1 1.01% 0.00%

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

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