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Table: T42. Marital Status By Sex By Race (100% Sample) [27]
Universe: Population Age 14+
Table Details
T42. Marital Status By Sex By Race (100% Sample)
Universe: Population Age 14+
Variable Label
T042_001
T042_002
T042_003
T042_004
T042_005
T042_006
T042_007
T042_008
T042_009
T042_010
T042_011
T042_012
T042_013
T042_014
T042_015
T042_016
T042_017
T042_018
T042_019
T042_020
T042_021
T042_022
T042_023
T042_024
T042_025
T042_026
T042_027
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.
 
Marital status
This classification refers to the person's marital status at the time of enumeration. Persons classified as married comprise, therefore, both those who have been married only once and those who remarried after having been widowed or divorced. The enumerators were instructed to report persons in common-law marriages as married and persons whose only marriage had been annulled as single. Separated persons are included in the count of married persons.

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.
 
Race and color
The three major race categories distinguished in this report are white, Negro, and other races. Among persons of other races are American Indians, Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, and Malayans. Negroes and persons of other races taken together constitute nonwhite persons. Persons of Mexican birth or descent who are not definitely Indian or other nonwhite race are classified as white. In addition to persons of Negro and of mixed Negro and white descent, the category Negro includes persons of mixed Indian and Negro descent unless the Indian ancestry very definitely predominates or unless the person is regarded as an Indian in the community.