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Race & Ethnicity in the Census
Defining race, ethnicity, and ancestry is complex and contentious. The U.S. Census revises its definitions every ten years.
The U.S. Census links below help define these categories. And they point to relevant statistics.
Overview of race and Hispanic origin
2010 Census: How it works
The 2010 Census form
This is the form that EVERY U.S. resident was supposed to fill out in 2010. Notice that only a few questions are asked on this form. Data on gender, race, and where people live are included.
Search for Census Data
Allows you to keyword search for data across many recent censuses. You can try to relate different variables.
NOTE: Copying a URL for a table probably will NOT work. Make sure to copy data to an email message and send it to yourself.