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HIST2550: History of Latinos/Latinas in the United States: Statistical Sources

The course studies populations in annexed territories and immigrants from Latin America and their descendants, looking at commonalities and differences. Issues include imperialism, immigration, gender and class, labeling, language, and citizenship.

Toturials on Using American Factfinder

Pre-2000 Decennial Censuses

Special Topics: Education

HIST 2550 Video Tutorial #1 - Using American Factfinder to Obtain Census Data

Statistics Sources

Resources to Provide Context


2010 Census Brief: The Hispanic Population: 2010

http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf


2010 Census Brief: Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010

http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-02.pdf


Hispanic Origin Publications

Links to reports on the Latino population based on Census data from 1990 to the present.

https://www.census.gov/topics/population/hispanic-origin.html



Major Sources of Data


American Factfinder

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml


Hispanic Origin Data

Links to population estimates, tables from the American Community Survey via American Factfinder, tables from the Current Population Survey (annual, 1994-2011), tables from the 2010 and 2000 Decennial Census

http://www.census.gov/population/hispanic/data/

 

The Hispanic Population in the United States: 2012

From the Current Population Survey: 56 Tables covering such population characteristics as age, Hispanic origin, race, sex, marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, year of entry of the foreign-born population; household characteristics; labor force and employment status; occupations; earnings and money income; poverty status; housing tenure; regional distribution; generational distribution; mobility status; and health insurance status.

http://www.census.gov/population/hispanic/data/2012.html


The Hispanic Population in the United States: 2011

From the Current Population Survey: 42 Tables covering such population characteristics as age, Hispanic origin, race, sex, marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, year of entry of the foreign-born population; household characteristics; labor force and employment status; occupations; earnings and money income; poverty status; housing tenure; regional distribution; generational distribution; mobility status; and health insurance status.

http://www.census.gov/population/hispanic/data/2011.html


The Hispanic Population in the United States: 2010

42 Tables covering such population characteristics as age, Hispanic origin, race, sex, marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, year of entry of the foreign-born population; household characteristics; labor force and employment status; occupations; earnings and money income; poverty status; housing tenure; regional distribution; generational distribution; mobility status; and health insurance status.

http://www.census.gov/population/hispanic/data/2010.html


Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-2012

Provides easy access to historical data.

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical_abstract.html



Other Sources of Data: United States


Bureau of Economic Analysis - http://www.bea.gov/


Bureau of Justice Statistics - http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/


Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/


Energy Information Administration - http://www.eia.gov/


National Agricultural Statistics Service - http://www.nass.usda.gov/


National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/


National Center for Health Statistics - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

Subject Guide

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