Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Table 1.1b.  Percentage distribution of American Indians/Alaska Natives alone, by race subcategory and tribal affiliation: 2006

Race subcategory and tribal affiliation Percent of American
Native alone
Total 100.0
American Indian (with tribal affiliation)1 80.8
Alaska Native (with tribal affiliation)2 4.0
American Indian or Alaska Native (no affiliation specified)3 15.2
1 Refers to respondents who specified a tribe or tribes that are American Indian.
2 Refers to respondents who specified a tribe/village or tribes/villages that are Alaska Native.
3 Refers to respondents who did not specify a tribal/village affiliation.
NOTE: "Alone" refers to respondents who selected American Indian/Alaska Native and not any other race category and includes American Indians/Alaska Natives who identified themselves as Hispanic. Counts of American Indians/Alaska Natives reported through the American Community Survey (Tables 1.1b, 1.2a, and 1.2b) are lower than those reported in the Population Estimates data series (Tables 1.1a and 1.1c). Data for Population Estimates are based on aggregations of racial/ethnic groups compiled from various Census Bureau sources. Racial/ethnic data reported through the American Community Survey are based on responses of individuals to a detailed question on race/ethnicity, which include more racial/ethnic groups, plus a category of "some other race".
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American FactFinder, American Community Survey, 2006.