There are basically two Oceanian American groups, that well represent the racial and cultural population of Oceania: Euro Oceanic American (Australian American, New Zealand American) and the Oceanic Indigenous of 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 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||not data||1,225,195||90%|
|Australian American||78,544||not data||93,063||not data|
|New Zealand American||16,628||not data||19,961||not 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.