Berkeley 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 75,541 99.52% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 364 0.48% 100.00%
Total Asian 347 0.46% 95.33%
Southern Asian 104 0.14% 28.57%
Asian Indian 103 0.14% 28.30%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 0 0.00% 0.00%
Sri Lankan 1 0.00% 0.27%
Southeastern Asian 97 0.13% 26.65%
Cambodian 5 0.01% 1.37%
Filipino 58 0.08% 15.93%
Indonesian 2 0.00% 0.55%
Laotian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 11 0.01% 3.02%
Vietnamese 21 0.03% 5.77%
Eastern Asian 135 0.18% 37.09%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 63 0.08% 17.31%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 28 0.04% 7.69%
Korean 44 0.06% 12.09%
Taiwanese 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Asian or Not Specified 11 0.01% 3.02%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 17 0.02% 4.67%
Polynesian 9 0.01% 2.47%
Native Hawaiian 5 0.01% 1.37%
Samoan 4 0.01% 1.10%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 5 0.01% 1.37%
Guamanian or Chamorro 5 0.01% 1.37%
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 3 0.00% 0.82%

* 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) 74,749 98.48% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 1,156 1.52% 100.00%
Mexican 669 0.88% 57.87%
Puerto Rican 183 0.24% 15.83%
Cuban 28 0.04% 2.42%
Dominican 7 0.01% 0.61%
Central American 48 0.06% 4.15%
Costa Rican 0 0.00% 0.00%
Guatemalan 17 0.02% 1.47%
Honduran 1 0.00% 0.09%
Nicaraguan 1 0.00% 0.09%
Panamanian 14 0.02% 1.21%
Salvadorian 11 0.01% 0.95%
Other Central American 4 0.01% 0.35%
South American 37 0.05% 3.20%
Argentinian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 6 0.01% 0.52%
Columbian 10 0.01% 0.87%
Ecuadorian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 7 0.01% 0.61%
Uruguayan 1 0.00% 0.09%
Venezuelan 6 0.01% 0.52%
Other South American 7 0.01% 0.61%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 184 0.24% 15.92%
Spaniard 10 0.01% 0.87%
Spanish 22 0.03% 1.90%
Spanish American 2 0.00% 0.17%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 150 0.20% 12.98%


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 45 39.82% 0.06%
2. Iroquois 12 10.62% 0.02%
3. Sioux 12 10.62% 0.02%
4. Blackfeet 8 7.08% 0.01%
5. Chippewa 8 7.08% 0.01%
6. Navajo 7 6.19% 0.01%
7. All Other Native American Tribes 6 5.31% 0.01%
8. Apache 4 3.54% 0.01%
9. Latin American Indians 3 2.65% 0.00%
10. Choctaw 2 1.77% 0.00%
11. Lumbee 2 1.77% 0.00%
12. Paiute 1 0.88% 0.00%
13. Puget Sound Salish 1 0.88% 0.00%
14. Seminole 1 0.88% 0.00%
15. Tlingit-Haida 1 0.88% 0.00%

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

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