Persons of Spanish Surname (Volume II, Part I - Subject Reports)
This report, based on the 1960 Census of Population, presents data on the social and economic characteristics of the white population of Spanish surname in five Southwestern States - Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. All the data are tabulated from the 25-percent sample. These statistics and similar data obtained in the 1950 Census were tabulated for the purpose of obtaining information on the Spanish-American and Mexican-American population in the designated States. The statistics on persons of Spanish mother tongue in the 1940 Census and on "Mexicans" in the 1930 Census were compiled for the same general purpose. Information presented in this report includes statistics on age, birthplace and parentage, residence in 1955, years of school completed, school enrollment, marital status, relationship to head of household, family type and composition, employment status, occupation, industry, income, hours worked in the reference week, and weeks worked in 1959.
The major part of the population data tabulated from the 1960 Census on persons of Spanish surname is presented in this report. Information on the population of Spanish surname for census tracts is presented in 1960 Censuses of Population and Housing, Census Tracts, Series PHC(1), for tracted areas in the specified five Southwestern States. Data include the number of such persons by nativity for each tract. Social and economic characteristics of persons of Spanish surname are shown for tracts with 400 or more such persons in tracted areas having 5,000 or more persons of Spanish surname. Persons of Spanish surname are also recognized as a separate ethnic group in several of the proposed PC(2) reports on such subjects as fertility, and educational attainment. Similar data for 1950 are published in 1950 Census of Population, Volume IV, Part 3, chapter C, Persons of Spanish Surname; Part 5, chapter B, Education; and Part 5, chapter C, Fertility.
Availability of Unpublished Data
For the five Southwestern States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, photocopies of unpublished tabulations of social and economic characteristics of white persons of Spanish surname comparable to those published in Census Tracts, Series PHC(l), are available at cost for areas outside tracted areas for each ward in cities of 25,000 or more, urban place, minor civil division, and remainder of minor civil divisions containing urban places. For these same States, the data presented in this report in tables 1 to 8 are available on magnetic tape for the States, standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) of 250,000 or more by urban-rural residence, and for the nonmetropolitan balance of States by urban- rural residence. These data can be made available on a reimbursable basis. Inquiries concerning unpublished data should be addressed to the Bureau as soon as possible because tape files are not maintained indefinitely. Requests for unpublished data giving a specific description of the figures desired may be made in writing to the Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C., 20233.