ERIC Number: ED077638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
American Indians. 1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
The in-depth statistical profile of the American Indian's condition today is the most comprehensive ever done on the subject by the Bureau of the Census (U.S. Department of Commerce, Social and Economic Statistics Administration). Presenting information from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing it includes tribal and reservation data and nonreservation data on Indians in the U.S. Some information for 1970 is: (1) 95% of Indian children 7-13 years old and over 1/2 of all Indians between 3 and 34 were attending school; (2) the median age of all Indians was 20.4 years while the national median was 28.1 years; (3) a total of 727,730 Indians were counted compared with 523,591 a decade earlier (information on race in the Census report was obtained principally through the use of self-identification); (4) nearly 1/2 the Indian population lived in urban areas and 28% lived on 115 reservations; and (5) nearly 40% of the Indian population lived below the low-income level in 1969, where as the proportion for the total U.S. population was 13.7%. The statistics in this report are based on a 20% sample of the population; data on place of birth, school enrollment, residence in 1965, selected housing equipment, and number of automobiles available are based on a 15% sample. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Census Figures, Demography, Nonreservation American Indians, Population Trends, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Tribes
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