A Numerical Painting : Mona Yonkers
understanding the statistics
Statistical data of race was collected based on the population’s self-identification as related to the established categories of the Census – created by the Census Bureau according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The categories of race as defined by the Census represent strictly the racial and national-origin groups. The Census Bureau considers five categories of race and are defined and understood as followed:
Other Terms and Variables Defined
Some key definitions to keep in mind; a housing unit is a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied or vacant as separate living quarters; an owner-occupied housing unit is one in which the owner lives; a renter-occupied housing unit is one in which the person(s) who live do not own it; a family is two or more people, of which one is a householder; a non-family is one person, and non-family household is one person householder living alone or with non-relatives. Mean crime rate is the average ration of crimes in an area to its population. And last to consider, as of the 1980 U.S. Census, Hispanic or Latin is not a category of race. Thus, individuals who specify their ethnicity as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race.