Rank 5,929 (2000 US census) 9,396 (1990 US census)
Count 5,345 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 44.68%, or 2388 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 13.99%, or 748 total occurrences, as black,
  • 3.39%, or 181 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.28%, or 15 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.54%, or 136 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 35.12%, or 1877 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Celebrity last names

Not all celebrities were blessed with the perfect Hollywood names, but all their names look perfectly Hollywood like don't they?
It is likely the case that some of the celebrities were born under names that differ from the one they are known now. We looked at som...

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