Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 -- 2010 (3-Year Estimates)
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Table: B12007D. Median Age At First Marriage (Asian Alone) [2]
Universe: Asian alone population 15 to 54 years
Table Details
B12007D. Median Age At First Marriage (Asian Alone)
Universe: Asian alone population 15 to 54 years
Variable Label
B12007D001
B12007D002
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2008-2010 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Median Age
The median age is the age that divides the population into two equal-size groups. Half of the population is older than the median age and half is younger. Median age is based on a standard distribution of the population by single years of age and is shown to the nearest tenth of a year. (See the sections on "Standard Distributions" and "Medians" under "Derived Measures.")
Median Age at First Marriage
The median age at first marriage is calculated indirectly by estimating the proportion of young people who will marry during their lifetime, calculating one-half of this proportion, and determining the age (at the time of the survey) of people at this half-way mark by osculatory interpolation. It does not represent the actual median age of the population who married during the calendar year. It is shown to the nearest tenth of a year. Henry S. Shryock and Jacob S. Siegel outline the osculatory procedure in Methods and Materials of Demography, First Edition (May 1973), Volume 1, pages 291-296.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2008-2010 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Asian
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who indicate their race as "Asian Indian," "Chinese," "Filipino," "Korean," "Japanese," "Vietnamese," and "Other Asian" or provide other detailed Asian responses.

Asian Indian
Includes people who indicate their race as "Asian Indian" or report entries such as India or East Indian.
Bangladeshi
Includes people who provide a response such as Bangladeshi or Bangladesh.
Cambodian
Includes people who provide a response such as Cambodian or Cambodia.
Chinese, except Taiwanese
Includes people who indicate their race as "Chinese" or report entries such as China or Chinese American.
Filipino
Includes people who indicate their race as "Filipino" or report entries such as Philippines or Filipino American.
Includes people who provide a response such as Hmong or Mong.
Indonesian
Includes people who provide a response such as Indonesian or Indonesia.
Japanese
Includes people who indicate their race as "Japanese" or report entries such as Japan or Japanese American.
Korean
Includes people who indicate their race as "Korean" or report entries such as Korea or Korean American.
Laotian
Includes people who provide a response such as Laotian or Laos.
Malaysian
Includes people who provide a response such as Malaysian or Malaysia.
Pakistani
Includes people who provide a response such as Pakistani or Pakistan.
Sri Lankan
Includes people who provide a response such as Sri Lankan or Sri Lanka.
Taiwanese
Includes people who provide a response such as Taiwanese or Taiwan.
Includes people who provide a response such as Thai or Thailand.
Vietnamese
Includes people who indicate their race as "Vietnamese" or report entries such as Vietnam or Vietnamese American.
Other Asian
Includes people who provide a response of another Asian group not shown separately, such as Iwo Jiman, Maldivian, Mongolian, Okinawan, or Singaporean and who reported two or more specified Asian groups (and no other race).
Other Asian, not specified
Includes respondents who checked the "Other Asian" response category on the census questionnaire and did not write in a specific group or wrote in a generic term such as "Asian," or "Asiatic."