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Table: T48. Education By Race (White/Nonwhite Population) [25]
Universe: Total Population Age 25+
Table Details
T48. Education By Race (White/Nonwhite Population)
Universe: Total Population Age 25+
Variable Label
T048_001
T048_002
T048_003
T048_004
T048_005
T048_006
T048_007
T048_008
T048_009
T048_010
T048_011
T048_012
T048_013
T048_014
T048_015
T048_016
T048_017
T048_018
T048_019
T048_020
T048_021
T048_022
T048_023
T048_024
T048_025
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.
 
Years of school completed
The data on years of school completed were derived from the answers to the two questions: (a) What is the highest grade (or year) of regular school he has ever attended? and (b) Did he finish this grade (or year)? Enumerators were instructed to obtain the approximate equivalent grade in the American school system for persons whose highest grade of attendance was in a foreign school system, whose highest (Note: the text in the original document is not clearly visible) graded school, whose highest level of schooling was measured by readers, or whose training by a tutor was regarded as qualifying under the regular school definition. Persons were to answer NOto the second question if they were attending school, had completed only part of a grade before they dropped out, or failed to pass the last grade attended.

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.