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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 2,889,385 98.74% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 36,939 1.26% 100.00%
Total Asian 35,951 1.23% 97.33%
Southern Asian 6,108 0.21% 16.54%
Asian Indian 5,641 0.19% 15.27%
Bangladeshi 80 0.00% 0.22%
Pakistani 311 0.01% 0.84%
Sri Lankan 76 0.00% 0.21%
Southeastern Asian 15,729 0.54% 42.58%
Cambodian 656 0.02% 1.78%
Filipino 2,272 0.08% 6.15%
Indonesian 297 0.01% 0.80%
Laotian 4,079 0.14% 11.04%
Malaysian 134 0.00% 0.36%
Thai 1,162 0.04% 3.15%
Vietnamese 7,129 0.24% 19.30%
Eastern Asian 12,978 0.44% 35.13%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 5,836 0.20% 15.80%
Hmong 280 0.01% 0.76%
Japanese 1,474 0.05% 3.99%
Korean 5,063 0.17% 13.71%
Taiwanese 325 0.01% 0.88%
Other Asian or Not Specified 1,136 0.04% 3.08%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 988 0.03% 2.67%
Polynesian 448 0.02% 1.21%
Native Hawaiian 270 0.01% 0.73%
Samoan 150 0.01% 0.41%
Tongan 12 0.00% 0.03%
Other Polynesian 16 0.00% 0.04%
Micronesian 369 0.01% 1.00%
Guamanian or Chamorro 170 0.01% 0.46%
Other Micronesian 199 0.01% 0.54%
Melanesian 9 0.00% 0.02%
Fijian 1 0.00% 0.00%
Other Melanesian 8 0.00% 0.02%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 162 0.01% 0.44%

* 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) 2,843,851 97.18% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 82,473 2.82% 100.00%
Mexican 61,154 2.09% 74.15%
Puerto Rican 2,690 0.09% 3.26%
Cuban 750 0.03% 0.91%
Dominican 155 0.01% 0.19%
Central American 3,984 0.14% 4.83%
Costa Rican 120 0.00% 0.15%
Guatemalan 1,298 0.04% 1.57%
Honduran 484 0.02% 0.59%
Nicaraguan 186 0.01% 0.23%
Panamanian 214 0.01% 0.26%
Salvadorian 1,470 0.05% 1.78%
Other Central American 212 0.01% 0.26%
South American 1,772 0.06% 2.15%
Argentinian 147 0.01% 0.18%
Bolivian 69 0.00% 0.08%
Chilean 189 0.01% 0.23%
Columbian 454 0.02% 0.55%
Ecuadorian 329 0.01% 0.40%
Paraguayan 25 0.00% 0.03%
Peruvian 253 0.01% 0.31%
Uruguayan 25 0.00% 0.03%
Venezuelan 208 0.01% 0.25%
Other South American 73 0.00% 0.09%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 11,968 0.41% 14.51%
Spaniard 157 0.01% 0.19%
Spanish 1,413 0.05% 1.71%
Spanish American 133 0.00% 0.16%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 10,265 0.35% 12.45%


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 2,301 37.58% 0.08%
2. Sioux 1,334 21.79% 0.05%
3. Cherokee 786 12.84% 0.03%
4. Chippewa 354 5.78% 0.01%
5. Latin American Indians 277 4.52% 0.01%
6. Apache 121 1.98% 0.00%
7. Blackfeet 106 1.73% 0.00%
8. Choctaw 106 1.73% 0.00%
9. Navajo 79 1.29% 0.00%
10. Iroquois 74 1.21% 0.00%
11. Creek 65 1.06% 0.00%
12. Potawatomi 47 0.77% 0.00%
13. Cheyenne 45 0.73% 0.00%
14. Kiowa 41 0.67% 0.00%
15. Eskimo 35 0.57% 0.00%
16. Pueblo 34 0.56% 0.00%
17. Menominee 31 0.51% 0.00%
18. Comanche 29 0.47% 0.00%
19. Crow 20 0.33% 0.00%
20. Osage 19 0.31% 0.00%
21. Lumbee 18 0.29% 0.00%
22. Tlingit-Haida 18 0.29% 0.00%
23. Cree 17 0.28% 0.00%
24. Chickasaw 16 0.26% 0.00%
25. Aleut 16 0.26% 0.00%
26. Pima 14 0.23% 0.00%
27. Ute 13 0.21% 0.00%
28. Paiute 12 0.20% 0.00%
29. Ottawa 11 0.18% 0.00%
30. Seminole 11 0.18% 0.00%
31. Shoshone 11 0.18% 0.00%
32. Alaskan Athabascan 11 0.18% 0.00%
33. Delaware 10 0.16% 0.00%
34. Puget Sound Salish 9 0.15% 0.00%
35. Yaqui 9 0.15% 0.00%
36. All Other Alaskan Native Tribes 7 0.11% 0.00%
37. Tohono O'Odham 6 0.10% 0.00%
38. Houma 5 0.08% 0.00%
39. Colville 2 0.03% 0.00%
40. Yuman 2 0.03% 0.00%
41. Yakama 1 0.02% 0.00%

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

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