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Table: T129. Residence In 1955 (Nonwhite Population) [11]
Universe: Nonwhite Population 5+
Table Details
T129. Residence In 1955 (Nonwhite Population)
Universe: Nonwhite Population 5+
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.
 
Residence in 1955
Residence on April 1, 1955, is the usual place of residence five years prior to the enumeration. The category same house as in 1960 includes all persons 5 years old and over who were reported as living in the same house on the date of enumeration in 1960 and five years prior to the enumeration. Included in the group are persons who had never moved during the Eve years as well as those who had moved but by 1960 had returned to their 1955 residence. The category different house in the U.S. includes persons who, on April 1, 1955, lived in the United States in a different house from the one they occupied on April 1, 1960. For tracted areas in SMSAs, persons in this category are subdivided into several groups according to their 1955 residence, viz., central city of this SMSA, other part of this SMSA, and outside this SMSA. The category abroad includes those with residence in 1955 in a foreign country, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or in a possession of the United States. For tracted areas in Somerset and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, the categories of residence in 1955 for those living in a different house in the United States are: Same county, different county, same State, State. and different county, different

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.