Persons who classify themselves in the census as being of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or "other Spanish/Hispanic" origin. Persons of "other Spanish/Hispanic" origin are those whose origins are from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, or the Dominican Republic, or are persons of Hispanic origin identifying themselves generally as Spanish, Spanish-American, Hispanic, Hispano, Latino, and so on. Origin can be viewed as the ancestry, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. Where households or families are classified by Hispanic origin, the Hispanic origin of the householder is customarily used. NOTE: Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Persons of Hispanic origin are determined through self identification by origin or descent. Persons of Hispanic origin are those who indicated that their origin was Mexican-American, Chicano, Mexican, Mexicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Hispanic.