Data Dictionary: ACS 2007 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: T12. Hispanic Or Latino By Specific Origin [31]
Universe: Total population
Table Details
T12. Hispanic Or Latino By Specific Origin
Universe: Total population
Variable Label
T012_001
T012_002
T012_003
T012_004
T012_005
T012_006
T012_007
T012_008
T012_009
T012_010
T012_011
T012_012
T012_013
T012_014
T012_015
T012_016
T012_017
T012_018
T012_019
T012_020
T012_021
T012_022
T012_023
T012_024
T012_025
T012_026
T012_027
T012_028
T012_029
T012_030
T012_031
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2007 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Hispanic or Latino Origin
The data on the Hispanic or Latino population, which was asked of all people, were derived from answers to Question 5. The terms "Spanish," "Hispanic," and "Latino" are used interchangeably. Some respondents identify with all three terms, while others may identify with only one of these three specific terms. Hispanics or Latinos who identify with the terms "Spanish," "Hispanic," or "Latino" are those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the questionnaire - "Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban" - as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." People who do not identify with one of the specific origins listed on the questionnaire but indicate that they are "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino" are those whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Dominican Republic, or people identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, Hispanic, Hispano, Latino, and so on. All write-in responses to the "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino" category were coded.
Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race.
Some tabulations are shown by the origin of the householder. In all cases where the origin of households, families, or occupied housing units is classified as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino, the origin of the householder is used. (For more information, see the discussion of householder under " Household Type and Relationship .")

Limitation of the Data
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) is included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations may have Hispanic or Latino origin distributions that are different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on the Hispanic or Latino origin distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population.
Question/Concept History
Since 1999, the American Community Survey question provided an instruction, "Mark (X) the " No" box if not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." The 1996-1998 questions did not have this instruction.