ERIC Number: ED257606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Persons of Spanish Origin in the United States: March 1982. Population Characteristics.
Fernandez, Edward W.; DeNavas, Carmen
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n396 Jan 1985
As a supplement to the March 1982 Current Population Survey, the Bureau of the Census collected data on age, marital status, education, voting and registration, fertility, employment, family composition and size, income, and poverty status of Spanish-origin persons residing in the United States. Data were compared to data for the overall population and for persons not of Spanish origin. Data indicated that in March 1982 there were about 14 million Hispanics in the United States. About 11% were under 5 years of age and 4% were 65 years old and over. The proportion of single Hispanic women (26%) was substantially lower than the proportion of single Spanish men (34%). About 46% of Hispanic persons 25 years old and over were high school graduates. Of the 8.8 million Hispanics 18 years old and over, only 35% had registered to vote in the November 1982 election; only 25% had voted. Spanish-origin women 15 to 44 years old had borne more children on the average than had non-Spanish women. Spanish-origin families averaged about 3.89 persons per family compared to 3.22 persons for non-Spanish families. In 1981, 24% of Spanish families were below the poverty level compared to 10% for non-Hispanic families. (NQA)
Descriptors: Age, Birth Rate, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Cubans, Demography, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Ethnic Origins, Family Characteristics, Family Size, Hispanic Americans, Income, Marital Status, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Population Trends, Poverty, Puerto Ricans, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Background, Tables (Data), Unemployment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Reports are available both as individual copies and by subscription).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: For related document, see ED 224 652.