Detailed tabulations are now available which pro-vide demographic characteristics on the social and economic status of the civilian noninstitutional Black population in the United States, based on the March 1997 Current Population Survey. These tables provide information such as:
These tables present data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Black population in the United States from the March 1997 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.
The data shown here (in these tables) are from the March 1997 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. However, because of methodological differences, use caution when comparing these data with data from other sources.
Others in Series
Marital Status and Living Arrangements: March 1997 (Update)
Detailed tabulations are now available which provide statistics on the marital status and living arrangements of people in the United States.
The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: March 1997 (Update)
Detailed tabulations provide statistics on the civilian, non-institutional, foreign-born population of the United States, based on March 1997 CPS.
Geographical Mobility: March 1996 to March 1997 (Update)
This report identifies and explains key factors that affected the mobility of the population of the United States during March 1996 to 1997.