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Table: T150. Persons Per Room (Puerto Rican/Spanish Surname Occupied Housing Units) [5]
Universe: Puerto Rican/Spanish Surname Occupied Housing Units
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T150. Persons Per Room (Puerto Rican/Spanish Surname Occupied Housing Units)
Universe: Puerto Rican/Spanish Surname Occupied Housing Units
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 per room
The number of persons per room was computed for each occupied housing unit by dividing the number of persons by the number of rooms in the unit.

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.

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.
 
Occupied housing unit
A housing unit is occupied if it was the usual place of residence for the person or group of persons living in it at the time of enumeration. Included are units occupied by persons who were only temporarily absent (for example, on vacation) and units occupied by persons with no usual place of residence elsewhere.