Mason 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 48,675 98.52% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 730 1.48% 100.00%
Total Asian 512 1.04% 70.14%
Southern Asian 40 0.08% 5.48%
Asian Indian 37 0.07% 5.07%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 3 0.01% 0.41%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 236 0.48% 32.33%
Cambodian 14 0.03% 1.92%
Filipino 170 0.34% 23.29%
Indonesian 2 0.00% 0.27%
Laotian 1 0.00% 0.14%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 21 0.04% 2.88%
Vietnamese 28 0.06% 3.84%
Eastern Asian 221 0.45% 30.27%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 59 0.12% 8.08%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 77 0.16% 10.55%
Korean 84 0.17% 11.51%
Taiwanese 1 0.00% 0.14%
Other Asian or Not Specified 15 0.03% 2.05%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 218 0.44% 29.86%
Polynesian 117 0.24% 16.03%
Native Hawaiian 45 0.09% 6.16%
Samoan 71 0.14% 9.73%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 1 0.00% 0.14%
Micronesian 53 0.11% 7.26%
Guamanian or Chamorro 53 0.11% 7.26%
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 48 0.10% 6.58%

* 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) 47,044 95.22% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 2,361 4.78% 100.00%
Mexican 1,616 3.27% 68.45%
Puerto Rican 113 0.23% 4.79%
Cuban 22 0.04% 0.93%
Dominican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Central American 190 0.38% 8.05%
Costa Rican 1 0.00% 0.04%
Guatemalan 173 0.35% 7.33%
Honduran 4 0.01% 0.17%
Nicaraguan 1 0.00% 0.04%
Panamanian 4 0.01% 0.17%
Salvadorian 5 0.01% 0.21%
Other Central American 2 0.00% 0.08%
South American 18 0.04% 0.76%
Argentinian 6 0.01% 0.25%
Bolivian 2 0.00% 0.08%
Chilean 0 0.00% 0.00%
Columbian 9 0.02% 0.38%
Ecuadorian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other South American 1 0.00% 0.04%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 402 0.81% 17.03%
Spaniard 14 0.03% 0.59%
Spanish 85 0.17% 3.60%
Spanish American 4 0.01% 0.17%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 299 0.61% 12.66%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Puget Sound Salish 979 66.42% 1.98%
2. All Other Native American Tribes 158 10.72% 0.32%
3. Cherokee 60 4.07% 0.12%
4. Sioux 49 3.32% 0.10%
5. Colville 37 2.51% 0.07%
6. Aleut 24 1.63% 0.05%
7. Chippewa 18 1.22% 0.04%
8. Choctaw 18 1.22% 0.04%
9. Tlingit-Haida 18 1.22% 0.04%
10. Yakama 17 1.15% 0.03%
11. Latin American Indians 15 1.02% 0.03%
12. Apache 13 0.88% 0.03%
13. Blackfeet 11 0.75% 0.02%
14. Navajo 9 0.61% 0.02%
15. Alaskan Athabascan 7 0.47% 0.01%
16. Eskimo 6 0.41% 0.01%
17. Creek 5 0.34% 0.01%
18. Iroquois 5 0.34% 0.01%
19. Cree 4 0.27% 0.01%
20. Osage 4 0.27% 0.01%
21. Kiowa 3 0.20% 0.01%
22. Cheyenne 2 0.14% 0.00%
23. Comanche 2 0.14% 0.00%
24. All Other Alaskan Tribes 2 0.14% 0.00%
25. Chickasaw 1 0.07% 0.00%
26. Crow 1 0.07% 0.00%
27. Paiute 1 0.07% 0.00%
28. Potawatomi 1 0.07% 0.00%
29. Pueblo 1 0.07% 0.00%
30. Seminole 1 0.07% 0.00%
31. Shoshone 1 0.07% 0.00%
32. Ute 1 0.07% 0.00%

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

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