Did the 2010 Census ask about race?

Did the 2010 Census ask about race?

For the 2010 Census, the questions on race and Hispanic origin were asked of individuals living in the United States (see Figure 1). An individual’s responses to the race question and to the Hispanic origin question were based upon Figure 1.

What were the 2010 Census questions?


  • What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?
  • Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • Is this house, apartment, or mobile home —
  • Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?
  • Please provide information for each person living here.
  • How many racial categories are on the Census 2010?

    The 2010 Census question on race included 15 separate response categories and three areas where respondents could write in detailed information about their race.

    What are the race options on the census?

    OMB requires that race data be collectd for a minimum of five groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. OMB permits the Census Bureau to also use a sixth category – Some Other Race. Respondents may report more than one race.

    What does white alone mean in census?

    Definition. White alone, not Hispanic or Latino are individuals who responded “No, not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino” and who reported “White” as their only entry in the race question.

    Do you have to answer all the questions on the census?

    Questions on the 2020 Census The 2020 Census survey will ask the name, sex, age, date of birth, race/ethnicity, and relationship of everyone in your household. You do not have to answer all of the questions, however, if your census is incomplete, a census taker may visit your home to help you complete it.

    What is the smallest race?

    The smallest major race group was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5 million), which represented 0.2 percent of the total population. The remainder of respondents who reported only one race, 19.1 million people (6 percent of all respondents), were classified as “some other race” alone.