Data Dictionary: ACS 2006 (1-Year Estimates)
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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: C04001. First Ancestry Reported [32]
Universe: Universe: Total population
Table Details
C04001. First Ancestry Reported
Universe: Universe: Total population
Variable Label
C04001001
C04001002
C04001003
C04001004
C04001005
C04001006
C04001007
C04001008
C04001009
C04001010
C04001011
C04001012
C04001013
C04001014
C04001015
C04001016
C04001017
C04001018
C04001019
C04001020
C04001021
C04001022
C04001023
C04001024
C04001025
C04001026
C04001027
C04001028
C04001029
C04001030
C04001031
C04001032
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Presentations Based on Responses
First Ancestry Reported
Includes the first response of all people who reported at least one codeable entry. For example, in this category, the count for Danish would include all those who reported only Danish and those who reported Danish first and then some other group.
Second Ancestry Reported
Includes the second response of all people who reported a multiple ancestry. Thus, the count for Danish in this category includes all people who reported Danish as the second response, regardless of the first response provided.
Total Ancestries Reported
Includes the total number of ancestries reported and coded. If a person reported a multiple ancestry such as "French Danish," that response was counted twice in the tabulations--once in the French category and again in the Danish category. Thus, the sum of the counts in this type of presentation is not the total population but the total of all responses.
Limitation of the Data
Although some experts consider religious affiliation a component of ethnic identity, the ancestry question was not designed to collect any information concerning religion. The Census Bureau is prohibited from collecting information on religion. Thus, if a religion was given as an answer to the ancestry question, it was coded as an "Other" response.
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) is included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations may have ancestry distributions that are different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on the ancestry distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population.