In Guided Search, you can search for Census data for one or more race or ethnic groups, tribes, ancestries, and countries of birth. These groups are also known as Population Groups.
There are two ways to choose the Population Group(s) you want:
■ Type the group name in the text box near the top of the Race/Ethnic Groups page; or
■ Find the group you want by selecting the Population Group Type and making additional selections.
To select more than one Population Group, repeat either of the steps described above.
If you know the name of the Population Group you are looking for, type it into the text box near the top of the screen.
As you type, FactFinder will show you races, ethnicities, tribes, ancestries, and countries of birth with the same or similar name.
■ Choose one of the suggested names and click GO; or
■ Finish entering the Population Group name and click GO.
The Race and Ethnic Group Results are updated based on your search. Click on the Population Group you’d like to add to Your Selections.
When you select a Population Group, FactFinder adds it to Your Selections as one of your search criteria. FactFinder then searches for tables and documents that match all of the criteria shown in Your Selections. The total number of data tables and documents found is shown at the bottom of Your Selections.
If you want to remove a Population Group from Your Selections, click the blue “X” next to the one you want to remove.
You can browse the lists of available Population Groups by selecting one of the categories shown in the Population Group Type box. Population Group Types are divided by both program and year. If you’re looking for Race & Hispanic Origin data for:
■ Census 2000, choose Race and Hispanic Origin (2000 code based)
■ 2010 Census, choose Race and Hispanic Origin (2010 code based)
■ American Community Survey, such as social and economic data (e.g., income and education), choose Race and Hispanic Origin (ACS code based).
If you’re interested in Ancestry Group or Country of Birth from Census 2000, 2010 or the American Community Survey, selecting one of these categories will produce a list of Ancestries or Countries of Birth.
See Race and Ethnic Group Filters for more information about using these filters to find the data you’re searching for.
The category you selected is displayed as a filter at the top the Race and Ethnic Group Results. To choose a different category, remove the selected category by pressing the blue “X”, and choose again from the Population Group Type box.
The first three Population Group Types are further broken into detailed race, ethnic group, and tribes. For Ancestries and Countries of birth, detailed ancestries and countries of birth are shown. Choosing one of these detailed groups will further refine the list groups that are shown.
The list of Population Groups available in the Race and Ethnic Group Results can be reordered by clicking on the column labels. (I.e., Code, Population Group Name, Population Group Type)
To add one or more Populations Groups to Your Selections, you can either click on the Population Group name or check the box to the left of the Population Group(s) and click the Add to Your Selections button FactFinder then searches for tables and documents that match all of the criteria shown in Your Selections. The total number of matching tables and documents are shown at the bottom of Your Selections.
To remove a Population Group from Your Selections, click the blue “X” next to the one you want to remove.
No population groups may be available for selection based on your previous selections in Guided Search.
■ You selected a dataset, program, topic, and/or geography from which there is no Race/Ethnic Group available; or
■ You already selected a Race or Ethnic Group in the Topics screen under Race & Ethnicity. For instance, you may have chosen Asian, so Asian is now in Your Selections.
Click NEXT to see available tables and documents for data about Asians.
Selection of Population Groups may not be possible because of selections you have made in other steps of Guided Search (these selections are shown in Your Selections).
To make selection of Population Groups possible, you must remove one or more criteria from Your Selections so that products from the Decennial Census and American Community Survey are available.
Note: The Decennial Census and the American Community Survey are the only Census programs in American FactFinder that use Population Groups. Selecting from the Race or Ethnic group screen in Guided Search will limit your results to tables from datasets containing detailed race, ethnic, tribe, ancestry, and country of birth data. These include data from the Decennial Census (e.g., SF2, SF4, and AIAN) and the American Community Survey (e.g., Selected Population Profiles, Selected Population Tables, and American Indian Alaska Native Tables).