Milwaukee 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 916,083 97.44% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 24,081 2.56% 100.00%
Total Asian 23,662 2.52% 98.26%
Southern Asian 4,837 0.51% 20.09%
Asian Indian 4,342 0.46% 18.03%
Bangladeshi 20 0.00% 0.08%
Pakistani 439 0.05% 1.82%
Sri Lankan 36 0.00% 0.15%
Southeastern Asian 5,763 0.61% 23.93%
Cambodian 75 0.01% 0.31%
Filipino 1,536 0.16% 6.38%
Indonesian 83 0.01% 0.34%
Laotian 2,078 0.22% 8.63%
Malaysian 44 0.00% 0.18%
Thai 228 0.02% 0.95%
Vietnamese 1,719 0.18% 7.14%
Eastern Asian 12,376 1.32% 51.39%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 2,510 0.27% 10.42%
Hmong 7,883 0.84% 32.74%
Japanese 662 0.07% 2.75%
Korean 1,238 0.13% 5.14%
Taiwanese 83 0.01% 0.34%
Other Asian or Not Specified 686 0.07% 2.85%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 419 0.04% 1.74%
Polynesian 210 0.02% 0.87%
Native Hawaiian 99 0.01% 0.41%
Samoan 104 0.01% 0.43%
Tongan 3 0.00% 0.01%
Other Polynesian 4 0.00% 0.02%
Micronesian 108 0.01% 0.45%
Guamanian or Chamorro 100 0.01% 0.42%
Other Micronesian 8 0.00% 0.03%
Melanesian 6 0.00% 0.02%
Fijian 4 0.00% 0.02%
Other Melanesian 2 0.00% 0.01%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 95 0.01% 0.39%

* 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) 857,758 91.23% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 82,406 8.77% 100.00%
Mexican 49,210 5.23% 59.72%
Puerto Rican 22,074 2.35% 26.79%
Cuban 867 0.09% 1.05%
Dominican 345 0.04% 0.42%
Central American 1,474 0.16% 1.79%
Costa Rican 195 0.02% 0.24%
Guatemalan 240 0.03% 0.29%
Honduran 183 0.02% 0.22%
Nicaraguan 365 0.04% 0.44%
Panamanian 117 0.01% 0.14%
Salvadorian 310 0.03% 0.38%
Other Central American 64 0.01% 0.08%
South American 1,099 0.12% 1.33%
Argentinian 82 0.01% 0.10%
Bolivian 37 0.00% 0.04%
Chilean 135 0.01% 0.16%
Columbian 372 0.04% 0.45%
Ecuadorian 78 0.01% 0.09%
Paraguayan 25 0.00% 0.03%
Peruvian 197 0.02% 0.24%
Uruguayan 6 0.00% 0.01%
Venezuelan 109 0.01% 0.13%
Other South American 58 0.01% 0.07%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 7,337 0.78% 8.90%
Spaniard 131 0.01% 0.16%
Spanish 645 0.07% 0.78%
Spanish American 48 0.01% 0.06%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 6,513 0.69% 7.90%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Chippewa 1,442 30.51% 0.15%
2. Iroquois 1,168 24.71% 0.12%
3. All Other Native American Tribes 664 14.05% 0.07%
4. Menominee 485 10.26% 0.05%
5. Cherokee 197 4.17% 0.02%
6. Latin American Indians 176 3.72% 0.02%
7. Potawatomi 134 2.83% 0.01%
8. Sioux 121 2.56% 0.01%
9. Ottawa 69 1.46% 0.01%
10. Apache 66 1.40% 0.01%
11. Blackfeet 27 0.57% 0.00%
12. Choctaw 21 0.44% 0.00%
13. Creek 18 0.38% 0.00%
14. Cheyenne 16 0.34% 0.00%
15. Alaskan Athabascan 14 0.30% 0.00%
16. Navajo 13 0.28% 0.00%
17. Lumbee 11 0.23% 0.00%
18. Pima 11 0.23% 0.00%
19. Eskimo 11 0.23% 0.00%
20. Crow 8 0.17% 0.00%
21. Seminole 8 0.17% 0.00%
22. Comanche 7 0.15% 0.00%
23. Chickasaw 5 0.11% 0.00%
24. Delaware 4 0.08% 0.00%
25. Pueblo 4 0.08% 0.00%
26. Ute 4 0.08% 0.00%
27. Colville 3 0.06% 0.00%
28. Cree 3 0.06% 0.00%
29. Yaqui 3 0.06% 0.00%
30. All Other Alaskan Tribes 3 0.06% 0.00%
31. Kiowa 2 0.04% 0.00%
32. Puget Sound Salish 2 0.04% 0.00%
33. Shoshone 2 0.04% 0.00%
34. Aleut 2 0.04% 0.00%
35. Tlingit-Haida 2 0.04% 0.00%
36. Houma 1 0.02% 0.00%

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

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