Data Dictionary: ACS 2007 -- 2009 (3-Year Estimates)
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Table: T135. Ancestry - Place of Origin (Total Categories Tallied) For People With One Or More Ancestry Categories Reported [108]
Universe: Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported
Table Details
T135. Ancestry - Place of Origin (Total Categories Tallied) For People With One Or More Ancestry Categories Reported
Universe: Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported
Variable Label
T135_001
T135_002
T135_003
T135_004
T135_005
T135_006
T135_007
T135_008
T135_009
T135_010
T135_011
T135_012
T135_013
T135_014
T135_015
T135_016
T135_017
T135_018
T135_019
T135_020
T135_021
T135_022
T135_023
T135_024
T135_025
T135_026
T135_027
T135_028
T135_029
T135_030
T135_031
T135_032
T135_033
T135_034
T135_035
T135_036
T135_037
T135_038
T135_039
T135_040
T135_041
T135_042
T135_043
T135_044
T135_045
T135_046
T135_047
T135_048
T135_049
T135_050
T135_051
T135_052
T135_053
T135_054
T135_055
T135_056
T135_057
T135_058
T135_059
T135_060
T135_061
T135_062
T135_063
T135_064
T135_065
T135_066
T135_067
T135_068
T135_069
T135_070
T135_071
T135_072
T135_073
T135_074
T135_075
T135_076
T135_077
T135_078
T135_079
T135_080
T135_081
T135_082
T135_083
T135_084
T135_085
T135_086
T135_087
T135_088
T135_089
T135_090
T135_091
T135_092
T135_093
T135_094
T135_095
T135_096
T135_097
T135_098
T135_099
T135_100
T135_101
T135_102
T135_103
T135_104
T135_105
T135_106
T135_107
T135_108
Relevant Documentation:
Total Ancestries Reported
Includes the total number of ancestries reported and coded. If a person reported a multiple ancestry such as "German Danish," that response was counted twice in the tabulations--once in the German category and again in the Danish category. Also, if a person reported two different types of German ancestry, such as "Bavarian Hamburger," they would be counted twice in the German category on this type of table. Thus, each line of this table represents the number of reports for that ancestry type, not the number of people (although sometimes that number is the same). Likewise, the sum of the estimates in each of the rows in this type of presentation is not the total population but the total of all responses. The German line in this table is interpreted as "The number of times a German ancestry was reported."

People Reporting Single Ancestry
Includes all people who reported only one ethnic group such as "German." Also included in this category are people with only a multiple-term response such as "Scotch-Irish" who are assigned a single code because they represent one distinct group. For example, in this type of table, the count for "German" would be interpreted as "The number of people who reported that German was their only ancestry."

People Reporting Multiple Ancestries
Includes all people who reported more than one group, such as "German" and "Irish" and were assigned two ancestry codes. The "German" line on this table would be interpreted as "The number of people who responded that German was part of their multiple ancestry."

People Reporting Ancestry
Includes all people who reported each ancestry, regardless of whether it was their first or second ancestry, or part of a single or multiple response. This estimate is the sum of the two estimates above (for Single and Multiple ancestry). People can be listed twice in this table. For example, if someone reports their ancestry as "German and Danish," they will be listed once in German and once in Danish, and therefore the sum of the rows would not equal the total population. Interpret the "German" line of this table as "The total number of people who reported they had German ancestry."