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1970 Census - Population: Native Population of Alaska by Race

Report Number PC(S1)-64

This report presents 1970 census statistics on the native population of Alaska for the state, selected census divisions, and selected places of 2,500 or more. The native population of Alaska includes persons who identified themselves as Eskimo, American Indian, or Aleut in response to the color or race question on the 1970 census questionnaire. In this report, social and economic characteristics (age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, industry, and income) are presented separately and in some combinations for Eskimos, American Indians, and Aleuts.

The data on the native population of Alaska were derived from the question on color or race, which was asked of all persons in Alaska. Since the 1970 census obtained information on race primarily through self-enumeration, the data represent essentially self-classification by people according to the race with which they identify themselves.


A Note on Language

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Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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