The Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander community has been the fastest growing ethnic community in Alaska growing by 75% between 1990 and 2000. This population has been experiencing the largest gains due to the influx of Samoans, a community which grew by 220% during this decade.
NUMBER OF HAWAIIANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN ALASKA BY ETHNICITY
|PACIFIC ISLANDER ETHNIC ORIGIN||NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||227|
Data from the United States Census 2000 as reported in "Guide to Alaska's Cultures," by the Alaska Conservation Foundation, 2004, p. 66.