(Redirected from Oceanian American)
0.4% of the total U.S. population (2010)
|Regions with significant populations|
|California, Hawaii, New York, Guam, American Samoa, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington|
|American English, Carolinian, Chamorro, Fijian, Hawaiian, Marshallese, Samoan, Tongan, Polynesian languages, others|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Australians, New Zealanders, Pacific Islanders|
Oceanian Americans or Oceanic Americans are Americans whose ancestors came from Oceania, a region which is composed of the Australian continent and the Pacific Islands.
There are basically two Oceanian American groups, that well represent the racial and cultural population of Oceania: Euro-Oceanian Americans (Australian Americans and New Zealand Americans) and the indigenous peoples of Oceania in the United States or Pacific Islander Americans (Chamorro Americans, Samoan Americans, etc.) Most of the Euro-Oceanians are descended from the European settlers in Oceania; while Pacific Islanders are of indigenous Oceanian descent.
Oceanian Americans in the 2000 and 2010 United States censuses
Oceanian Americans in the 2000 and 2010 U.S. censuses:
|Ancestry||2000||2000 % of Oceanian American population||2010||2010 % of Oceanian American population|
|Pacific Islander American||874,414||90.18%||1,225,195||91.55%|
|New Zealand American||16,628||1.71%||19,961||1.49%|
- ^ Geographica; VIII, p. 283. Ed: Plaza Editores
- ^ The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population, Census 2000
- ^ "Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2012.