I am trying to gather statistics on poverty by race for counties in Iowa. I realize that “hispanic” is not a race, but I need this data set to be included in my calculations. Does anyone know of a dataset that includes hispanic as a racial category along with the other major race categories? I have tried to create my own combining the “race” and “hispan” variables, but the data seems a little bit inconsistent. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
This is pretty straightfoward when using the SDA here on IPUMS.
Create a composite variable (or use RACE7, that I think I created a year ago?), by:
- go to the main SDA page for a particular sample, say, 1960 Census
- go to the “create variables” tab
- go to the the “list created variables” on the right hand side of the screen.
- scroll to “RACE7” (I created this in summer 2022, for some of my research. It’s a variable found in the other data, too, e.g., 1980 Census, 1990 Census.)
I THINK others can see and use that RACE7. I’m NOT SURE if other users can delete a variable that others have created. That’s a question for IPUMS staff!! (Eeek! I don’t want others to destroy my composite variables.) I’m just not sure how the “public workspace” operates…
You could also create a RACE8, or RACEETHNIC8 variable by splitting the API from the NHOPI.
Thank you so much! This was very helpful. I was able to access the raceeth variable and used it. But sadly my data does not align well at all with the previous data my organization has collected.