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Racial/Ethnic Composition
Orange County, 2000 Census
                                                                      
Ethnic Statistics by City

Population - All Races

Ethnic Group Population Percentage
Total Population (All Races)

2,846,289

100.00%

    One Race*

2,729,138

95.88%

              White*

1,844,652

64.81%

                     White not Hispanic or Latino

1,458,978

51.26%

              Black or African American*

47,649

1.67%

                     Black or African American not Hispanic or Latino

42,639

1.50%

              Asian*

386,785

13.59%

                     Asian Not Hispanic or Latino

383,810

13.48%

              American Indian & Alaskan Native*

19,906

0.70%

                     American Indian & Alaskan Native not Hispanic or Latino

8,414

0.30%

              Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander*

8,938

0.31%

                     Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander not Hispanic or Latino

8,086

0.28%

              Some Other Race*

421,208

14.80%

                     Some Other Race not Hispanic or Latino

4,525

0.16%

    Two or More Races*

117,151

4.12%

                     Two or More Races not Hispanic or Latino

64,258

2.26%

     Hispanic or Latino

875,579

30.76%

                     Total Not Hispanic or Latino

1,970,710

69.24%

* Includes Hispanic or Latino

Population - Hispanic or Latino
(Percentages calculated on total Hispanic or Latino population)

Ethnic Group Population Percentage
Total Hispanic or Latino

875,579

100.00%

       One Race

822,686

93.96%

              White

385,674

44.05%

              Black or African American

5,010

0.57%

              Asian

2,975

0.34%

              American Indian & Alaskan Native

11,492

1.31%

              Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander

852

0.10%

              Some Other Race

416,683

47.59%

       Two or More Races

52,893

6.04%

 

Race/Ethnic Composition Census for Orange County - Comparing 1990 & 2000

Ethnic Group

1990 Census

2000 Census

Percent Change

Population

Percent

Population

Percent

Total Population (All Races)

2,410,556

100.00%

2,846,289

100.00%

+18.08%

One Race 1

---

---

2,729,138

95.88%

---

       White

1,894,593

78.60%

1,844,652

64.81%

-2.64%

              White not Hispanic or Latino

1,554,501

64.49%

1,458,978

51.26%

-6.14%

       Black or African American

42,681

1.77%

47,649

1.67%

+11.64%

       Asian

240,703

9.99%

386,785

13.59%

+60.69%

       American Indian & Alaskan Native

12,165

0.50%

19,906

0.70%

+63.63%

       Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander

8,489

0.35%

8,938

0.31%

+5.29%

       Some Other Race

211,925

8.79%

421,208

14.80%

+98.75%

Two or More Races 2

---

---

117,151

4.12%

---

Hispanic or Latino

564,828

23.43%

875,579

30.76%

+55.02%

Total Not Hispanic or Latino

1,845,728

76.57%

1,970,710

69.24%

+6.77%

1 For the 2000 Census, this category refers only to persons declaring one race. The 1990 Census offered no option to identify with more than one race. 2 Two or More Races - This category, first offered in the 2000 Census, allowed the option to identify with more than one race.

Notes: "Population of one race" refers to those who identified themselves to the Census as of one race only. "Population of two of more races"  refers to those who identified themselves as of at least two races. "Total Population"  is the combination of both.
 "Hispanic of Latino" is not considered a "race" by the Census. Rather, it is a cultural/ethnic classification that overlaps with race. Persons who identify themselves as "Hispanic or Latino" must also identify themselves with a race or combination of races. In fact, a large number of these persons identify themselves with the racial classification "white."
We have added a column under "Population of one race" that is titled "White (Not Hispanic or Latino)."

Source for above tables: U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

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