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1960 Census: Subject Reports, Mother Tongue of the Foreign Born: Selected Characteristics of Foreign Born by Language Spoken Before Coming to U.S.


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)-1E, presents 25-percent sample data on the mother tongue of the foreign-born population. Statistics on mother tongue are shown by age, sex, color, years of school completed, and country of birth for the United States and regions. A distribution of the mother tongue of the foreign-born population is shown for States and for standard metropolitan statistical areas of 250,000 or more with 25,000 or more foreign-born persons.

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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