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  Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin

downUnderstanding Race and Hispanic Origin Data from Census 2000
downHispanic Origin in Census 2000
downDiscussion of Specific Race Groups in Census 2000
downHispanic Origin by Race in Census 2000
downHow are the race categories used in Census 2000 defined?

 
  Every census must adapt to the decade in which it is administered. New technologies emerge and change the way the U.S. Census Bureau collects and processes data. More importantly, changing lifestyles and emerging sensitivities among the people of the United States necessitate modifications to the questions that are asked. One of the most important changes for Census 2000 was the revision of the questions on race and Hispanic origin to better reflect the country's growing diversity.
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  Understanding Race and Hispanic Origin Data from Census 2000
  The 1990 census questions on race and Hispanic origin were changed for Census 2000. The Federal government considers race and Hispanic origin to be two separate and distinct concepts. For Census 2000, the questions on race and Hispanic origin were asked of every individual living in the United States. The question on Hispanic origin asked respondents if they were Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino.1 The question on race asked respondents to report the race or races they considered themselves to be. Both questions are based on self-identification. The question on Hispanic origin for Census 2000 was similar to the 1990 census question, except for its placement on the questionnaire. For Census 2000, the question on Hispanic origin was asked directly before the question on race. For the 1990 census, the order was reversed — the question on race preceded questions on age and marital status, which were followed by the question on Hispanic origin.

The question on race for Census 2000 was different from the one for the 1990 census in several ways. Most significantly, respondents were given the option of selecting one or more race categories to indicate their racial identities.2 Because of these changes, the Census 2000 data on race are not directly comparable with data from the 1990 census or earlier censuses. Caution must be used when interpreting changes in the racial composition of the U.S. population over time.

 

Census 2000 used established Federal guidelines to collect and present data on race and Hispanic origin.

How are the race categories used in Census 2000 defined?

"White" refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. It includes people who indicated their race or races as "White" or wrote in entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or Polish.

"Black or African American" refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicated their race or races as "Black, African Am., or Negro," or wrote in entries such as African American, Afro American, Nigerian, or Haitian.

"American Indian and Alaska Native" refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. It includes people who indicated their race or races by marking this category or writing in their principal or enrolled tribe, such as Rosebud Sioux, Chippewa, or Navajo.

"Asian" refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. It includes people who indicated their race or races as "Asian Indian," "Chinese," "Filipino," "Korean," "Japanese," "Vietnamese," or "Other Asian," or wrote in entries such as Burmese, Hmong, Pakistani, or Thai.

"Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. It includes people who indicated their race or races as "Native Hawaiian," "Guamanian or Chamorro," "Samoan," or "Other Pacific Islander," or wrote in entries such as Tahitian, Mariana Islander, or Chuukese.

"Some other race" was included in Census 2000 for respondents who were unable to identify with the five Office of Management and Budget race categories. Respondents who provided write-in entries such as Moroccan, South African, Belizean, or a Hispanic origin (for example, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban) are included in the Some other race category.
Census 2000 adheres to the Federal standards for collecting and presenting data on race and Hispanic origin as established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in October 1997.

The OMB defines Hispanic or Latino as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race." In data collection and presentation, Federal agencies are required to use a minimum of two ethnicities: "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino."

Starting with Census 2000, the OMB requires Federal agencies to use a minimum of five race categories:

• White;
• Black or African American;
• American Indian or Alaska Native;
• Asian; and
• Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

For respondents unable to identify with any of these five race categories, the OMB approved including a sixth category — "Some other race" — on the Census 2000 questionnaire. The category Some other race is used in Census 2000 and a few other Federal data collection activities. As discussed later, most respondents who reported Some other race are Hispanic.

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  Hispanic Origin in Census 2000
 

According to Census 2000, 281.4 million people resided in the United States, and 35.3 million, or about 13 percent, were Latino (see Table 1). The remaining 246.1 million people, or 87 percent, were not Hispanic.

Table 1.
Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for the United States: 2000
Race and Hispanic or Latino Number %
RACE
Total population 281,421,906 100
One race 274,595,678 97.6
White 211,460,626 75.1
Black or African American 34,658,190 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,475,956 0.9
Asian 10,242,998 3.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific 398,835 0.1
Some other race 15,359,073 5.5
Two or more races 6,826,228 2.4
HISPANIC OR LATINO
Total population 281,421,906 100
Hispanic or Latino 35,305,818 12.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 246,116,088 87.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1 and PL2.

The overwhelming majority of the U.S. population reported only one race.

In Census 2000, nearly 98 percent of all respondents reported only one race (see Table 1). The largest group reported White alone, accounting for 75 percent of all people living in the United States. The Black or African American alone population represented 12 percent of the total. Just under 1 percent of all respondents indicated only American Indian and Alaska Native. Approximately 4 percent of all respondents indicated only Asian. The smallest race group was the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population, representing 0.1 percent of the total population. The remainder of the "one race" respondents — 5.5 percent of all respondents — indicated only Some other race.3

Only 2.4 percent of all respondents reported two or more races.

The Two or more races category represents all respondents who reported more than one race. The six race categories of Census 2000 can be put together in 57 possible combinations of two, three, four, five, or six races (see Table 2). Less than 3 percent of the total population reported more than one race. Of the 6.8 million respondents who reported two or more races, 93 percent reported exactly two. The most common combination was "White and Some other race," representing 32 percent of the Two or more races population.4 This was followed by "White and American Indian and Alaska Native," representing 16 percent, "White and Asian," representing 13 percent, and "White and Black or African American," representing 11 percent. Of all respondents reporting exactly two races, 47 percent included Some other race as one of the two. Of all respondents who reported more than one race, 7 percent indicated three or more. Most of these (90 percent) reported three races.

Table 2.
Population of Two or More Races, Including All Combinations, for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Two or more races 6,826,228 100
Two races 6,368,075 93.3
White; Black or African American 784,764 11.5
White; American Indian and Alaska Native 1,082,683 15.9
White; Asian 868,395 12.7
White; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 112,964 1.7
White; Some other race 2,206,251 32.3
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native 182,494 2.7
Black or African American; Asian 106,782 1.6
Black or African American; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 29,876 0.4
Black or African American; Some other race 417,249 6.1
American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian 52,429 0.8
American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 7,328 0.1
American Indian and Alaska Native; Some other race 93,842 1.4
Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 138,802 2
Asian; Some other race 249,108 3.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 35,108 0.5
     
Three races 410,285 6
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native 112,207 1.6
White; Black or African American; Asian 21,166 0.3
White; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,938 -
White; Black or African American; Some other race 43,172 0.6
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian 23,766 0.3
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4,843 0.1
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Some other race 29,095 0.4
White; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 89,611 1.3
White; Asian; Some other race 34,962 0.5
White; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 8,364 0.1
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian 5,798 0.1
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 998 -
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Some other race . . . . . . . . . . . 7,023 0.1
Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,309 0.1
Black or African American; Asian; Some other race 8,069 0.1
Black or African American; Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander; Some other race 2,167 -
American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,063 -
American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Some other race 2,544 -
American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 586 -
Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 4,604 0.1
 
Four races 38,408 0.6
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian 10,672 0.2
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 988 -
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Some other race 4,645 0.1
White; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,128 -
White; Black or African American; Asian; Some other race 1,376 -
White; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 325 -
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. 6,450 0.1
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Some other race 1,099 -
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 309 -
White; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 7,932 0.1
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 750 -
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Some other race 334 -
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 111 -
Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 1,082 -
American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 207 -
 
Five races 8,637 0.1
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,611 0.1
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Some other race 724 -
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 68 -
White; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 379 -
White; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 639 -
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 216 -
 
Six races 823 -
White; Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Some other race 823 -
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.
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  Discussion of Specific Race Groups in Census 2000
  The next six sections discuss the results of Census 2000 for the White, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Some other race populations. Numbers and percentages are presented in three ways: (1) for the race alone category, (2) for the race in combination category, and (3) for the race alone or in combination category.

With the exception of the section on the Some other race population, each of the following discussions is restricted to the five race categories defined by the Office of Management and Budget. Within the tables presented in these five sections, combinations of the OMB race categories with the Some other race category are not shown separately but are included in the "All other combinations" category. Because the Some other race category is not a standard OMB race, the data for the Some other race category, including combinations with the five standard OMB groups, are presented and discussed in a separate section.

The White Population
Table 4 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only White, as well as those who reported White and at least one other race.

Approximately 211.5 million people, or 75 percent of the total population, reported only White. An additional 5.5 million people reported White and at least one other race. Within this group, the most common OMB combinations were "White and American Indian and Alaska Native" (20 percent of the population reporting White and one or more other races), followed by "White and Asian" (16 percent), and "White and Black or African American" (14 percent). Approximately 216.9 million people, or 77 percent of the population, reported White alone or in combination with one or more other races.

Table 4
White Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
White alone 211,460,626 75.1
White in combination with one or more other races 5,470,349 1.9
White; American Indian and Alaska Native 1,082,683 0.4
White; Asian 868,395 0.3
White; Black or African American 784,764 0.3
White; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 112,964 -
All other combinations including White 2,621,543 0.9
White alone or in combination with one or more other races 216,930,975 77.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.

The Black or African American Population
Table 5 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only Black or African American, as well as those who reported Black or African American and at least one other race.

Approximately 34.7 million people, or 12 percent of the total population, reported only Black or African American. An additional 1.8 million people reported Black or African American and at least one other race. Within this group, the most common OMB combinations were "Black or African American and White" (45 percent of the population reporting Black or African American and one or more other races), followed by "Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native" (10 percent), and "Black or African American and White and American Indian and Alaska Native" (6 percent). Approximately 36.4 million people, or 13 percent of the population, reported Black or African American alone or in combination with one or more other races.

Table 5
Black or African American Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
Black or African American alone 34,658,190 12.3
Black or African American in combination with one or more other races 1,761,244 0.6
Black or African American; White 784,764 0.3
Black or African American; American Indian and Alaska Native 182,494 0.1
Black or African American; White; American Indian and Alaska Native 112,207 -
Black or African American; Asian 106,782 -
All other combinations including Black or African American 574,997 0.2
Black or African American alone or in combination with one or more other races 36,419,434 12.9
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.

The American Indian and Alaska Native Population
Table 6 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only American Indian and Alaska Native, as well as those who reported American Indian and Alaska Native and at least one other race.

Approximately 2.5 million people, or 0.9 percent of the total population, reported only American Indian and Alaska Native. An additional 1.6 million people reported American Indian and Alaska Native and at least one other race. Within this group, the most common OMB combinations were "American Indian and Alaska Native and White" (66 percent of the population reporting American Indian and Alaska Native and one or more other races), followed by "American Indian and Alaska Native and Black or African American" (11 percent), and "American Indian and Alaska Native and White and Black or African American" (7 percent). Approximately 4.1 million people, or 1.5 percent of the population, reported American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races.5

Table 6
American Indian and Alaska Native Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 2,475,956 0.9
American Indian and Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races 1,643,345 0.6
American Indian and Alaska Native; White 1,082,683 0.4
American Indian and Alaska Native; Black or African American 182,494 0.1
American Indian and Alaska Native; White; Black or African American 112,207 -
American Indian and Alaska Native; Asian 52,429 -
All other combinations including American Indian and Alaska Native 213,532 0.1
American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races 4,119,301 1.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.

The Asian Population
Table 7 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only Asian, as well as those who reported Asian and at least one other race.

Approximately 10.2 million people, or 3.6 percent of the total population, reported only Asian. An additional 1.7 million people reported Asian and at least one other race. Within this group, the most common OMB combinations were "Asian and White" (52 percent of the population reporting Asian and one or more other races), followed by "Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander" (8 percent), and "Asian and Black or African American" (6 percent). Approximately 11.9 million people, or 4.2 percent of the population, reported Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races.6

Table 7
Asian Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
Asian alone 10,242,998 3.6
Asian in combination with one or more other races 1,655,830 0.6
Asian; White 868,395 0.3
Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 138,802 -
Asian; Black or African American 106,782 -
Asian; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; White 89,611 -
All other combinations including Asian 452,240 0.2
Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races 11,898,828 4.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.

The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population
Table 8 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, as well as those who reported Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and at least one other race.

Approximately 399,000 people, or 0.1 percent of the total population, reported only Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. An additional 476,000 people reported Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and at least one other race.7 Within this group, the most common combinations were "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and Asian" (29 percent of the population reporting Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and one or more other races), followed by "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and White" (24 percent), and "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and Asian and White" (19 percent). Approximately 874,000 people, or 0.3 percent of the population, reported Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone or in combination with one or more other races.

Table 8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 398,835 0.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in combination with one or more other races 475,579 0.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Asian 138,802 -
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; White 112,964 -
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Asian; White 89,611 -
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander; Black or African American 29,876 -
All other combinations including Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 104,326 -
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone or in combination with one or more other races 874,414 0.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.

The Some Other Race Population
Table 9 shows the number and percentage of respondents to Census 2000 who reported only Some other race, as well as those who reported Some other race and at least one other race.

Approximately 15.4 million people, or about 5 percent of the total population, reported only Some other race. An additional 3.2 million people reported Some other race and at least one other race. Within this group, the most common combinations were "Some other race and White" (70 percent of the population reporting Some other race and one or more other races), followed by "Some other race and Black or African American" (13 percent), and "Some other race and Asian" (8 percent). Approximately 18.5 million people, or 7 percent of the total population, reported Some other race alone or in combination with one or more other races.

Table 9
Some Other Race Population for the United States: 2000
Race Number %
Total population 281,421,906 100
Some other race alone 15,359,073 5.5
Some other race in combination with one or more 3,162,413 1.1
other races 2,206,251 0.8
Some other race; White 417,249 0.1
Some other race; Black or African American 249,108 0.1
Some other race; Asian 93,842 -
Some other race; American Indian and Alaska 195,963 0.1
Native 18,521,486 6.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Table PL1.
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  Hispanic Origin by Race in Census 2000
 

Nine out of ten Hispanics reported White alone or Some other race alone. Nearly half (48 percent) of Hispanics reported only White, while approximately 42 percent reported only Some other race, when responding to the question on race (see Table 10). Less than 4 percent of Latinos reported Black or African American alone, American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone. In contrast, 79 percent of the non-Hispanic population reported only White and 0.2 percent reported only Some other race. About 19 percent of all non-Hispanics reported only one of the remaining race categories. Of all race and Hispanic origin combinations, the group reporting as only White and non-Hispanic was the largest, representing 69 percent of the total population.

Table 10
Hispanic and Not Hispanic Population by Race for the United States: 2000
Race Hispanic or Latino
Number % of Hispanic % of US
Total 35,305,818 100 12.5
One race 33,081,736 93.7 11.8
White 16,907,852 47.9 6
Black or African American 710,353 2 0.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 407,073 1.2 0.1
Asian 119,829 0.3 -
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 45,326 0.1 -
Some other race 14,891,303 42.2 5.3
Two or more races 2,224,082 6.3 0.8
 
Race  Not Hispanic or Latino
Number % of Non-Hispanic % of US
Total 246,116,088 100 87.5
One race 241,513,942 98.1 85.8
White 194,552,774 79.1 69.1
Black or African American 33,947,837 13.8 12.1
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,068,883 0.8 0.7
Asian 10,123,169 4.1 3.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 353,509 0.1 0.1
Some other race 467,770 0.2 0.2
Two or more races 4,602,146 1.9 1.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1 and PL2.

Approximately 6 percent of all Hispanics reported two or more races, compared with just under 2 percent of non-Hispanics. Among the 2.2 million Latinos who reported more than one race, 1.8 million (81 percent) reported only two races, one of which was Some other race. Of the 6.8 million respondents reporting two or more races, nearly one-third (2.2 million or 33 percent) were Hispanic.

The overwhelming majority (97 percent) of the 15.4 million people who reported Some other race alone were Latino, while the remaining 3 percent were not Hispanic (see Table 11). However, of all combinations of two or more races that included Some other race, only 59 percent were Hispanic. A large majority (90 percent) of the Some other race alone or in combination population was also Hispanic.

Table 11
Some Other Race Population by Hispanic Origin for the United States: 2000
Hispanic or Latino Some other race alone
Number %
Total 15,359,073 100
Hispanic or Latino 14,891,303 97
Not Hispanic or Latino 467,770 3
 
Hispanic or Latino Some other race in combination with one or more other races
Number %
Total 3,162,413 100
Hispanic or Latino 1,859,538 58.8
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,302,875 41.2
 
Hispanic or Latino Some other race alone or in combination with one or more other races
Number %
Total 18,521,486 100
Hispanic or Latino 16,750,841 90.4
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,770,645 9.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1 and PL2.
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Endnotes
1Hispanics may be of any race. The terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" are used interchangeably in this report.

2 Other changes included terminology and formatting changes, such as spelling out "American" instead of "Amer." for the American Indian and Alaska Native category and adding "Native" to the Hawaiian response category. In the layout of the Census 2000 questionnaire, the Asian response categories were alphabetized and grouped together, as were the Pacific Islander categories after the Native Hawaiian category. The three separate American Indian and Alaska Native identifiers in the 1990 census (i.e., Indian (Amer.), Eskimo, and Aleut) were combined into a single identifier in Census 2000. Also, American Indians and Alaska Natives could report more than one tribe.

3 The Some other race alone category consists predominantly (97.0 percent) of people of Hispanic origin, and is not a standard OMB race category.

4 The Two or more races categories are denoted by quotations around the combinations with the conjunction and in bold and italicized print to indicate the separate race groups that comprise the particular combination.

5 The size of the American Indian and Alaska Native population – alone or in combination – is just one dimension of this population covered by Census 2000. The wide diversity of the specific American Indian and Alaska Native populations delineated by Census 2000 will be discussed in a future report.

6 The size of the Asian population — alone or in combination — is just one dimension of this population covered by Census 2000. The wide diversity of the specific Asian populations delineated by Census 2000 will be discussed in a future report.

7 The size of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population — alone or in combination — is just one dimension of this population covered by Census 2000. The wide diversity of the specific Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations delineated by Census 2000 will be discussed in a future report.

 

 

 

Adapted from U.S. Census Bureau, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin, by Elizabeth M. Grieco and Rachel C. Cassidy, Census 2000 Brief Series.
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