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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Persons of Spanish Origin

Report Number PC(2)-1C

This report presents statistics for persons of Spanish origin, cross-classified by various social and economic characteristics for the United States, regions, selected States, standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's), and places. Selected housing characteristics are also given. The data are based on the 1970 Census of Population.

The text consists of an introduction and Appendices A through E, which appear after the tables.

Content of the Tables

  • Table 1 – Spanish origin population by type of origin cross-classified by sex and urban-rural residence for the United States, regions, divisions, and States.
  • Table 2 – data by race for the total Spanish origin population with the same area detail as table 1, excluding urban-rural residence.
  • Tables 3-12 – age, race, household relationship, marital status, education, employment status, occupation, income in 1969, and housing. Most of these tables include data by urban-rural residence for the United States and selected States.
  • Tables 13-17 – statistics on social, economic, and housing characteristics for 29 SMSA's with 50,000 or more persons of Spanish origin and 31 places with 25,000 or more persons of Spanish origin. In these tables, all places are incorporated, except East Los Angeles (U), which is unincorporated. For each of the selected SMSA's and places, data are shown separately for the Spanish origin group or groups (Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban) with 25,000 or more persons.


  • Appendix A. General Information Concerning the Data
  • Appendix B. Area Classifications
  • Appendix C. Definitions and Explanations of Subject Characteristics
  • Appendix D. Accuracy of the Data
  • Appendix E. Publication and Computer Summary Tape Program

Sample size. The statistics in this report are based on a 5-percent sample adjusted to represent the total population.

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