Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
Read briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.
Watch Census Bureau vignettes, testimonials, and video files.
Read research analyses from Census Bureau experts.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Explore Census Bureau data on your mobile device with interactive tools.
Find a multitude of DVDs, CDs and publications in print by topic.
These external sites provide more data.
Download extraction tools to help you get the in-depth data you need.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
Information about the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about what we do at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Learn about other opportunities to collaborate with us.
Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
Explore prospective positions available at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about the current field vacancies available at the U.S. Census Bureau Regional Offices.
Discover the latest in Census Bureau data releases, reports, and events.
The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
Find interesting and quirky statistics regarding national celebrations and major events.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
Contact: Mark Tolbert
Public Information Office
(301) 457-3691/457- 3620 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
California and Oklahoma were home to about 1-in-4 of the 4.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) reported in Census 2000, while New York City and Los Angeles had the largest populations of this race group among all cities, a new report by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau shows.
(The numbers in this news release consist of American Indians and Alaska Natives who reported that race alone, plus those who reported that race in combination with one or more other races.)
About 628,000 people who identified themselves as AIANs lived in California, while 392,000 resided in Oklahoma. Those two states, plus nine others with an American Indian and Alaska Native population greater than 100,000 -- Arizona (293,000), Texas (216,000), New Mexico (191,000), New York (172,000), Washington (159,000), North Carolina (132,000), Michigan (124,000), Alaska (119,000), and Florida (118,000) -- accounted for 62 percent of the total AIAN population, but only 44 percent of the total population.
Meanwhile, New York City, with 87,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Los Angeles, with 53,000, led all cities.
The analysis, The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000, is one in a series of Census 2000 briefs. The report shows the number of people who reported AIAN alone was 2.5 million and the number who reported AIAN in combination with one or more other races was 1.6 million, accounting for the 4.1 million total.
Other highlights of the brief:
Census 2000 race data are not directly comparable with data from the 1990 or earlier censuses because of the change that allowed respondents to report more than one race.
A complete list of previously released and upcoming Census 2000 briefs may be found on the Census Bureau's Web site at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs.html>. They cover topics such as race, Hispanic origin, gender and housing.