ERIC Number: ED107426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Selected Socio-Economic Characteristics of Ethnic Minorities Based on the 1970 Census. Volume 3: American Indians.
RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Today, there are 827,000 American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the United States. Although found throughout the U.S., nearly two-thirds live in the states of Oklahoma, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Alaska (including Eskimos and Aleuts), North Carolina, South Dakota, and Washington. While in 1930 only 10 percent of the Indians lived in urban areas, by 1970 45 percent lived in urban areas. Selected data from the 1970 U.S. Census were analyzed in this report. Detailed socioeconomic information by urban and rural residence was obtained from publications of the U.S. Census Bureau based on tabulations from the 1970 Census. Since data for Aleuts and Eskimos were not available in the 1970 Census, a data profile was derived from data on other races residing in Alaska. The analysis consisted of national and local data focusing on such population characteristics as family structure, education, employment, income, poverty, housing, sanitation, and health. Data from selected local areas were analyzed to highlight only those situations where local data varied markedly from or were otherwise notable in comparison to the national data. Problems such as rural isolation, language, self-identification, definitions of race and residence, and cultural factors which contributed to the Census undercount were discussed. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.