ERIC Number: ED147095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Persons of Spanish Origin in the United States: March 1977 (Advance Report). Population Characteristics, Current Population Reports.
Fernandez, Edward W.; And Others
The report presents advance data from the March 1977 Current Population Survey on selected demographic, social, and economic characteristics of persons of Spanish origin. Persons of Spanish origin are divided into the subcategories of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, and other Spanish origin. Data pertain to such population characteristics as age, sex, marital status, metropolitan-nonmetropolitan residence, educational attainment, employment and occupation, income, and poverty status. In March 1977, there were about 11.3 million persons of Spanish origin in the United States: 6.5 million of Mexican origin, l.7 million of Puerto Rican origin, 700,000 of Cuban origin, 900,000 of Central or South American origin, and 1.4 million of other Spanish origin. About 85% of the families lived in metropolitan areas. The median age was 22 years; 42% were under 18 years old. Only about 40% of those 25 years old and over had completed a high school education. About 57% of the employed men were working in blue-collar occupations, and about 23% were working in white-collar jobs. The median income of Spanish origin families in 1976 was $10,300 as compared with a median of $15,200 for families not of Spanish origin. In addition, 23% of the Spanish origin families had incomes below the poverty level as compared with 9% of the families not of Spanish origin. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Census Figures, Cubans, Demography, Employment, Ethnic Origins, Income, Marital Status, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Population Trends, Puerto Ricans, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Background, Spanish Speaking, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Series P-20, No. 317, $0.80)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: For related document, see Ed 135 565