North Dakota

Ethnic groups

As of 2000, about 92.4% of the state's population was white. The American Indian population was 31,329, or about 4.9% of the total, and there were some 3,916 blacks, representing 0.6% of the population. Among Americans of European origin, the leading groups were Germans, who made up 44% of the total population, and Norwegians, who made up 30%. Only about 1.9% of the state's population (12,114) was foreign born as of 2000, predominantly from neighboring Canada. In the same year, the Asian population totaled 3,606, with 230 Pacific Islanders. In 2000, 7,786 North Dakotans were Hispanic or Latino, representing 1.2% of the state's total population.