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1960 Census: Subject Reports, Persons of Spanish Surname: Social and Economic Data for White Persons of Spanish Surname in Five Southwestern States


The final reports of the 1960 Population Census are arranged in three volumes and a joint Population-Housing series of census tract reports. Volume II (Series PC(2) reports) are Subject Reports. Each report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-relationships are generally provided on a national and regional level. In a few reports, data for States or standard metropolitan statistical areas are also shown.

This report, designated as PC(2)-1B, 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 PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list), Contents and Introduction.


A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.


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