ERIC Number: ED224652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Persons of Spanish Origin in the United States: March 1980 (Advance Report). Population Characteristics, Current Population Reports. Series P-20, No. 361.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
The Bureau of the Census collected information on age, residence, employment status, occupation, and income in March 1980 as a supplement to its monthly Current Population Survey. Data indicated that in March 1980 there were about 13.2 million persons of Spanish origin in the United States. Of these, there were about 60% of Mexican origin, 14% of Puerto Rican origin, 6% of Cuban origin, 8% of Central or South American origin, and about 12% of other Spanish origin. About 84% of all Spanish-origin families resided in metropolitan areas. The median age of Hispanic persons was 22 years. About 13% of the Spanish-origin population was under 5 years of age and about 4% were 65 years old and over. About 5 million Spanish-origin persons were in the civilian labor force. The unemployment rate for Spanish-origin persons was higher (8.9%) than that for non-Spanish persons (6.5%). Only about 9% of Spanish-origin persons were working in professional occupations, 24% worked as operatives, and abut 3% were employed as farm laborers. The median income in 1979 was $14,600 for Hispanic families and $20,000 for non-Spanish origin persons. Differences in family income were also evident in 1979 by type of Spanish origin. (NQA)
Descriptors: Age, Census Figures, Cubans, Demography, Employment Level, Ethnic Origins, Hispanic Americans, Income, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Population Trends, Puerto Ricans, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Background, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Series P-20, No. 361, $1.00).
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 158 953.