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The Black Population in the United States: March 1996 (Update)

These tables present data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Black population in the United States from the March 1996 supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). Topics covered include geographic distribution, marital status, educational attainment, family and household type, labor force status, occupational distribution, earnings, family income, and poverty status. Data are presented for the United States, the South, and the combined North and West regions. Tables 1-15 provide data comparing the Black population to the non-Hispanic White population. A summary table, Table 16, presents data on selected social and economic characteristics of the White population.

NOTE: Percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent; therefore, the percentages in a distribution do not always add to exactly 100 percent. The totals, however, are always shown as 100. Moreover, individual figures are rounded to the nearest thousand without being adjusted to group totals, which are independently rounded; percentages are based on the unrounded numbers.

Symbols Used in Tables

  • - = Represents zero or rounds to zero.
  • X = Not applicable
  • NA = Not available
  • (S) = Median earnings and standard errors are not shown when the base is less than or equal to 5,000 persons

Source and Accuracy of Estimates
The data shown here (in these tables) are from the March 1996 Current Population Survey. All survey data are subject to sampling variability as well as survey design flaws, respondent classification errors, and data processing mistakes. The Census Bureau has taken steps to minimize errors, and analytical statements have been tested and meet statistical standards.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Race |  Last Revised: 2012-05-24T14:58:54.956-04:00