What are the 5 race categories?

OMB requires that race data be collectd for a minimum of five groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

What are the 6 race categories?

o The OMB minimum categories for race are: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White.

What does 2 or more races mean?

The term “Two or more races” refers to people who chose more than one of the six race categories. These individuals are referred to as the Two or more races pop- ulation, or as the population that reported more than one race. Data on race has been collected since the first U.S. decennial census in 1790.

How many human races are there?

The Major Divisions of the Human Race Most anthropologists recognize 3 or 4 basic races of man in existence today. These races can be further subdivided into as many as 30 subgroups.

What is the code for race?

Current Code New Code
1 – White, not Hispanic 01 – White, not Hispanic or Latino
2 – Black, not Hispanic 02 – Black, not Hispanic or Latino
3 – Hispanic 19 – Hispanic or Latino, Race Unknown
4 – American Indian or Alaskan Native 94 – American Indian or Alaska Native, Ethnicity Unknown

What are examples of race?


  • White.
  • Black or African American.
  • Asian.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native.
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

What is not Hispanic or Latino?

​​​​​​​ Hispanic or Latino. A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. White (Not Hispanic or Latino) A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Are Portuguese Hispanic or Latino?

Presently, the US Census Bureau excludes both the Portuguese and Brazilians under its Hispanic ethnic category (Garcia).

What does Mexican mean?

1a : a native or inhabitant of Mexico. b : a person of Mexican descent. c Southwest : a person of mixed Spanish and Indian descent.

Why are racial categories included in the census?

The racial categories included in the census questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically. In addition, it is recognized that the categories of the race item include racial and national origin or sociocultural groups.

When did they start putting race on the census?

Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times. It was not until 1960 that people could select their own race. Prior to that, an individual’s race was determined by census takers, known as enumerators.

What’s the difference between Census 2000 and 2012?

Differences between the 2012 ACS and Census 2000 may be the result of demographic change and/or differences in question wording (the ACS question on race was revised in 2008 to make it consistent with the Census 2010 race question), race reporting, or methodological differences in the population estimates used as ACS controls.

Is the 2011 ACS the same as the 2011 census?

For the the 2011 ACS, detailed tables for race were modified to include additional categories for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native groups, Asian groups, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups. As a result, not all tabulated race estimates are directly comparable across the years.

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