Data Dictionary: Census 1940 Census Tract Only
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Table: T21. Age By Sex (Native-Born White Population Only) [35]
Universe: Native-Born White Population
Table Details
T21. Age By Sex (Native-Born White Population Only)
Universe: Native-Born White Population
Variable Label
T021_001
T021_002
T021_003
T021_004
T021_005
T021_006
T021_007
T021_008
T021_009
T021_010
T021_011
T021_012
T021_013
T021_014
T021_015
T021_016
T021_017
T021_018
T021_019
T021_020
T021_021
T021_022
T021_023
T021_024
T021_025
T021_026
T021_027
T021_028
T021_029
T021_030
T021_031
T021_032
T021_033
T021_034
T021_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.