Data Dictionary: Census 1970
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Survey: Census 1970
Data Source: Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T12. Race [4]
Universe: Total Population
Table Details
T12. Race
Universe: Total Population
Variable Label
T012_001
T012_002
T012_003
T012_004
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; 1970 Census Users’ Guide; U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1970.
 
Race
refers to the division of the population into white, Negro, and several other racial categories. These racial categories do not correspond to strict scientific definitions of biological stock. Persons were asked to indicate their race by selecting one of the following: White; Negro or Black; Indian (American); Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; Hawaiian; Korean; Other (specify). (In Alaska, Hawaiian and Korean were omitted and Aleut and Eskimo were added.)

Written entries in the other category are checked against a list of possible written entries.

This list indicates whether the written entry should remain in the other category or be correctly classified in one of the printed categories. If the written entry does not appear on the list, the entry remains in the other category.

White population
Includes persons who indicated their race as white. Also includes persons who indicated the other race category and furnished written entries that should correctly be classified in the white category.

All other races population
Includes all persons who did not indicate their race as white or did not have their entry classified as white.

Negro and other races population
Includes persons who indicated their race as one of the following:

Includes persons who indicated their race as Negro or Black. Also includes persons who indicated the other race category and furnished a written entry that should be classified as Negro or Black.

American Indian
Includes persons who indicated their race as Indian (American) or reported an Indian tribe. In 1970 persons who indicated their race as American Indian were also asked to indicate their tribe.

Japanese
Includes persons who indicated their race as Japanese and persons with written entries that should be classified as Japanese.

Chinese
Includes persons who indicated their race as Chinese and persons with written entries that should be classified as Chinese.

Filipino
Includes persons who indicated their race as Filipino and persons with written entries that should be classified as Filipino.

Hawaiian and Korean
Includes persons in all the States (excluding Alaska) who indicated their race as Hawaiian or Korean. Also includes persons in the States who had written entries that should be classified as Hawaiian or Korean. In Alaska, persons who are Hawaiian and Korean are included in the other races category.

Aleut and Eskimo
Includes persons in the State of Alaska who indicated their race as Aleut or Eskimo. In the other 49 States persons who indicated Aleut and Eskimo are included in the other race category.

Other races population
Includes persons who indicated the other race category and had a written entry that is not classified as another category.

During publication this is often considered as a residual category and includes statistics for all races not shown separately.

Mixed parentage
Persons indicated racial mixture are classified according to the race of the father, if he was present in the household and his race was one of the races entered for the person. If the fathers race cannot be determined, the first race listed is used.