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RACNUM
Number of major race groups

Description

RACNUM provides the number of major race groups--between 1 and 6--reported for each respondent. The six major race groups are: (a) American Indian or Alaska Native (see RACAMIND); (b) Asian (see RACASIAN); (c) black, African-American, or Negro (see RACBLK); (d) Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (see RACPACIS); (e) white (see RACWHT); and (f) some other race (see RACOTHER).

Codes

RACNUM is a 1-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

This variable is only available in the 2000 census, 2010 census, the ACS and the PRCS. See RACE for detailed discussion of changes in the question beginning in 2000, when for the first time respondents could mark as many races as applied to them.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

United States
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  • 1990: --
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  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
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  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
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  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QRACE 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.