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HIST3250: American Ethnic History: Using the 1990 Decennial Census

Using the 1990 Decennial Census

The 1990 Decennial Census contains very detailed "ethnic" data in several volumes. The most important are the following:

Social and Economic Characteristics CP-2: New Jersey, available in three parts [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]

Contains tables on

  • Race and Hispanic Origin (Tables 4, 5, 6, and 7) for the State and Urban and Rural - covers the state, counties, and places with 2,500 or more persons
  • Ancestry (Tables 17, 137, 166, and 195) for the State, Urban and Rural, County, and Places
  • Nativity, Citizenship, Year of Entry, Area of Birth, and Language Spoken at Home (Tables 18, 32, 138, 167, and 195) for the State, Urban and Rural, County, and Places
  • Place of Birth of Foreign-Born Persons (Tables 19, 139, and 168) for the State, Urban and Rural, County, and Places

 

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States CP-3-1

Contains much useful information, but the data is provided only at the national level

 

Ancestry of the Population in the United States CP-3-2

Contains much useful information, but the data is provided only at the national level

 

Persons of Hispanic Origin in the United States CP-3-3

Contains much useful information, but the data is provided only at the national level

 

Detailed Ancestry Groups for States CP-S-1-2

Contains much useful information, but the data is provided only at the state level

 

 

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