Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Table: T17. Puerto Rican Birth Or Parentage [3]
Universe: Count of Puerto Rican or Spanish Surname Persons
Table Details
T17. Puerto Rican Birth Or Parentage
Universe: Count of Puerto Rican or Spanish Surname Persons
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Persons of Spanish surname and Puerto Ricans
In order to obtain data on Spanish- and Mexican/Americans for areas of the United States where most of them live, white persons (and white heads of households) of Spanish surname were distinguished separately in five Southwestern States (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas). In all other States, Puerto Rican persons (and heads of households) were identified. Puerto Rican comprise persons born in Puerto Rico and persons of native parentage with at least one parent born in Puerto Rico.