Data Dictionary: Census 1940 Census Tract Only
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Table: T15. Age By Sex [35]
Universe: Total Population
Table Details
T15. Age By Sex
Universe: Total Population
Variable Label
T015_001
T015_002
T015_003
T015_004
T015_005
T015_006
T015_007
T015_008
T015_009
T015_010
T015_011
T015_012
T015_013
T015_014
T015_015
T015_016
T015_017
T015_018
T015_019
T015_020
T015_021
T015_022
T015_023
T015_024
T015_025
T015_026
T015_027
T015_028
T015_029
T015_030
T015_031
T015_032
T015_033
T015_034
T015_035
Relevant Documentation:
Race, nativity and age
Three major race classifications are distinguished in this bulletin, namely, white, Negro, and other races. Persons of Mexican birth or ancestry who were not definitely Indian or of other nonwhite race were returned as white in 1940. In tables 3a and 6a statistics for the nonwhite (Negroes and other nonwhite races combined) are shown separately for tracts with 250 or more nonwhite persons. Occupation statistics for nonwhites are presented for Southern cities only. The white population is divided into two nativity groups, native and foreign born. A person born in the United States or in any of its territories or possessions is counted as native. The foreign-born white are presented by country of birth. The country of birth classification is based on political boundaries as of January 1, 1937, and therefore includes such countries as Austria; Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
The age classification is based on the age of the person at his last birthday before the date of the census, that is, the age of the person in completed years.