Married Couples by Race and Hispanic Origin of Spouses: 1970 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 59):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 26 rows and 7 columns.

In thousands (44,598 represents 44,598,000). As of March, except as noted. Persons 15 years old and over. Persons of Hispanic origin may be any race. Except as noted, based on Current Population Survey and includes members of Armed Forces living off post or with their families on post, but excludes all other members of Armed Forces; see text, this section, and Appendix III. For definition of terms, see text, this section


  1. As of April and based on Census of Population.
  2. Includes other married couples not shown separately.
  3. The 2003 Current Population Survey (CPS) allowed respondents to choose more than one race.
    Beginning 2003 data represent persons who selected this race group only and exclude persons
    reporting more than one race. The CPS in prior years allowed respondents to report only one
    race group. See also comments on race in the text for this section.
  4. “Other race,” is any race other than White or Black, such as American Indian, Japanese,
    Chinese, etc. This total excludes combinations of other races by other races.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.