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Q: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: daisy57-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 04 Jun 2003 14:28 PDT
Expires: 04 Jul 2003 14:28 PDT
Question ID: 213116
I have a question pending that has not been answered, nor have I been
apprised of any progress on answering the question in the last few
days.  Perhaps the answer cannot be found.  The question was:  What is
the ethnic makeup of Miami-Dade County over the last fifty years?  If
that information is not available, I need to know what the ethnic
makeup of the US or Florida was over the last fifty years.  (I would
guess that the census for each year from 1950 to the present would
provide the information, but I have not been able to track down
non-current censuses on the Internet.)  Anyway, can you answer the
question with regard to the US or Florida.  The one catch is that I
need the information no later than tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. EDT.  Any
later than that and it is of no use to me.  Let me know what you can
Subject: Re: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years
Answered By: haversian-ga on 04 Jun 2003 21:55 PDT
Hi daisy57,

That was a harder question than I expected - no wonder you've been
having trouble finding someone to answer it for you.  The data below
comes from many sources (as noted), but the source linked for
1830-1990 has a nice comprehensive total using the same designations
for race, avoiding the problem of one year having Japanese, Filipino,
etc. broken out rather than grouped as "Pacific Islander" whereas
others have no Pacific Islander designation at all.  We are of course
at the mercy of the Census Bureau which decides what questions to ask.
 Without further ado, here is the data.

1950:  (State of Florida)
36.47% native white male
37.25% native white female
10.58% negro male
11.18% negro female
 2.28% foreign or other male
 2.23% foreign or other female

1960: (State of Florida)
40.40% white male
41.67% white female
 8.73% negro male
 9.05% negro female
 0.03% indian male
 0.01% indian female
 0.01% japanese male
 0.02% japanese female
 0.02% chinese male
 0.01% chinese female
 0.02% filipino male
 0.01% filipino female
 0.02% other male
 0.01% other female

1970: (State of Florida)
84.2% white
15.3% black
 0.1% american indian / eskimo / aleut
 0.2% asian / pacific islander
 0.1% other
 6.6% hispanic (any)
77.9% white (not hispanic)

1980: (State of Florida)
84.0% white
13.8% black
 0.2% american indian / eskimo / aleut
 0.6% asian / pacific islander
 1.5% other
 8.8% hispanic (any)
76.7% white (not hispanic)

1990: (State of Florida)
73.24% white
13.15% black
12.17% hispanic
 1.19% asian / pacific islander
 0.28% american indian / alaskan native
 0.06% other

65.4% white
16.8% hispanic/latino
14.6% black
 0.3% american indian and alaska native
 1.7% asian
 0.1% native hawaiian and other pacific islander
 3.0% other (1 race)
 2.4% other (2 or more races)


I hope this answers your question.  If not, I will be checking for
clarification requests as frequently as I can up to your deadline and
hope to be able to clear up any questions you have.

Subject: Re: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years
From: pinkfreud-ga on 04 Jun 2003 14:39 PDT

I hope you'll get an answer soon. Your question has not been ignored;
I spent nearly an hour on it, and other Researchers have also made
trial runs without success.

You may want to consider raising your fee; when it is evident that a
question is going to take several hours of work, many Researchers are
unwilling to undertake a project unless the compensation seems
adequate. The Researcher's share of your $10 fee is only $7.50; unless
an answer can be located quickly, some of us are likely to pass on
this kind of project.
Subject: Re: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years
From: daisy57-ga on 04 Jun 2003 19:17 PDT
I will pay up to $20.00 if someone can find these answers by tomorrow.
Subject: Re: Ethnic Makeup of US or Florida over last fifty years
From: mahsati-ga on 05 Jun 2003 09:26 PDT
Just a reminder :)

Please remember that the US Census definition of each of these
categories has changed a number of times and therefore the numbers
from the different Census years are not easily comparable. For
example, the 1990 and 2000 Census numbers for race and ethnicity are
not comparable.

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