For Census 2000 and the American Community Survey: People who identify with the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" are those who classify themselves in one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 or ACS questionnaire—"Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban"—as well as those who indicate that they are "other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino." Origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino may be of any race.
For 1990 Census of Population and Housing:
A self-designated classification for people whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, the Caribbean, or those identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, etc. Origin can be viewed as ancestry, nationality, or country of birth of the person or person’s parents or ancestors prior to their arrival in the United States.
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino people may be of any race.
Listed below are the 28 Hispanic or Latino categories displayed in Census 2000 tabulations:
Other Central American
Other South American
Other Hispanic or Latino:
All other Hispanic or Latino
Related terms: Ancestry, Hispanic or Latino origin, Race
Related help topics: Search Using Race and Ethnic Groups