Riverside 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 1,486,090 96.16% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 59,297 3.84% 100.00%
Total Asian 55,485 3.59% 93.57%
Southern Asian 6,342 0.41% 10.70%
Asian Indian 5,526 0.36% 9.32%
Bangladeshi 45 0.00% 0.08%
Pakistani 564 0.04% 0.95%
Sri Lankan 207 0.01% 0.35%
Southeastern Asian 31,493 2.04% 53.11%
Cambodian 1,089 0.07% 1.84%
Filipino 20,850 1.35% 35.16%
Indonesian 414 0.03% 0.70%
Laotian 1,516 0.10% 2.56%
Malaysian 45 0.00% 0.08%
Thai 967 0.06% 1.63%
Vietnamese 6,612 0.43% 11.15%
Eastern Asian 16,684 1.08% 28.14%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 5,901 0.38% 9.95%
Hmong 696 0.05% 1.17%
Japanese 4,062 0.26% 6.85%
Korean 5,336 0.35% 9.00%
Taiwanese 689 0.04% 1.16%
Other Asian or Not Specified 966 0.06% 1.63%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3,812 0.25% 6.43%
Polynesian 2,451 0.16% 4.13%
Native Hawaiian 831 0.05% 1.40%
Samoan 1,273 0.08% 2.15%
Tongan 293 0.02% 0.49%
Other Polynesian 54 0.00% 0.09%
Micronesian 979 0.06% 1.65%
Guamanian or Chamorro 932 0.06% 1.57%
Other Micronesian 47 0.00% 0.08%
Melanesian 52 0.00% 0.09%
Fijian 52 0.00% 0.09%
Other Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 330 0.02% 0.56%

* 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) 985,812 63.79% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 559,575 36.21% 100.00%
Mexican 463,465 29.99% 82.82%
Puerto Rican 7,388 0.48% 1.32%
Cuban 3,228 0.21% 0.58%
Dominican 152 0.01% 0.03%
Central American 11,895 0.77% 2.13%
Costa Rican 581 0.04% 0.10%
Guatemalan 3,727 0.24% 0.67%
Honduran 594 0.04% 0.11%
Nicaraguan 1,057 0.07% 0.19%
Panamanian 555 0.04% 0.10%
Salvadorian 4,411 0.29% 0.79%
Other Central American 970 0.06% 0.17%
South American 5,183 0.34% 0.93%
Argentinian 831 0.05% 0.15%
Bolivian 224 0.01% 0.04%
Chilean 401 0.03% 0.07%
Columbian 1,202 0.08% 0.21%
Ecuadorian 631 0.04% 0.11%
Paraguayan 14 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 1,219 0.08% 0.22%
Uruguayan 74 0.00% 0.01%
Venezuelan 197 0.01% 0.04%
Other South American 390 0.03% 0.07%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 68,264 4.42% 12.20%
Spaniard 768 0.05% 0.14%
Spanish 6,871 0.44% 1.23%
Spanish American 407 0.03% 0.07%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 60,218 3.90% 10.76%


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 4,473 39.84% 0.29%
2. Latin American Indians 1,711 15.24% 0.11%
3. Cherokee 1,277 11.37% 0.08%
4. Apache 617 5.50% 0.04%
5. Navajo 444 3.95% 0.03%
6. Choctaw 419 3.73% 0.03%
7. Pueblo 289 2.57% 0.02%
8. Sioux 212 1.89% 0.01%
9. Yaqui 211 1.88% 0.01%
10. Chippewa 200 1.78% 0.01%
11. Blackfeet 136 1.21% 0.01%
12. Iroquois 107 0.95% 0.01%
13. Tohono O'Odham 101 0.90% 0.01%
14. Creek 94 0.84% 0.01%
15. Pima 90 0.80% 0.01%
16. Chickasaw 85 0.76% 0.01%
17. Yuman 76 0.68% 0.00%
18. Osage 71 0.63% 0.00%
19. Paiute 71 0.63% 0.00%
20. Comanche 67 0.60% 0.00%
21. Shoshone 61 0.54% 0.00%
22. Potawatomi 54 0.48% 0.00%
23. Seminole 43 0.38% 0.00%
24. Delaware 36 0.32% 0.00%
25. Kiowa 30 0.27% 0.00%
26. Ottawa 28 0.25% 0.00%
27. Eskimo 28 0.25% 0.00%
28. Tlingit-Haida 26 0.23% 0.00%
29. Cheyenne 23 0.20% 0.00%
30. Alaskan Athabascan 22 0.20% 0.00%
31. Puget Sound Salish 20 0.18% 0.00%
32. Ute 19 0.17% 0.00%
33. Crow 17 0.15% 0.00%
34. Lumbee 16 0.14% 0.00%
35. Cree 14 0.12% 0.00%
36. Colville 13 0.12% 0.00%
37. Aleut 10 0.09% 0.00%
38. Menominee 7 0.06% 0.00%
39. Houma 3 0.03% 0.00%
40. Yakama 3 0.03% 0.00%
41. All Other Alaskan Tribes 3 0.03% 0.00%

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

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