0.4% of the total U.S. population (2010)
|Regions with significant populations|
|California, Hawaii, New York, 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|
There are basically two Oceanian American groups, that well represent the racial and cultural population of Oceania: Euro Oceanic Americans (Australian Americans and New Zealand Americans) and the indigenous peoples of Oceania in the United States or Pacific Islands 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 Oceanic descent.
Oceanic Americans in the United States Censuses, 2000 and 2010
|Ancestry||2000||2000 % of Oceanic American population||2010||2010 % of Oceanic American population|
|Pacific Islands American||874,414||no data||1,225,195||90%|
|Australian American||78,544||no data||93,063||no data|
|New Zealand American||16,628||no data||19,961||no data|
- 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. Retrieved 30 November 2012.