Race and Hispanic origin (also known as ethnicity) are defined by the Office of Management and Budget as being distinct and separate entities. An individual’s race and ethnicity classification represents their answer to two separate questions: racial identification and Hispanic or Latino ethnic identification. Race classifications include:
Additional classifications include “Other Race” (individuals identifying as racial groups not listed above) and Multiracial, individuals who identify as more than one of the racial groups listed above.
Hispanic or Latino ethnic origin indicates any individual identifying as “Hispanic” or “Latino” and being “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race”. Individuals of any race can declare Hispanic ethnicity.
On this website, all specific racial groupings refer to non-Hispanic individuals; Hispanic refers to individuals of any race who identify as Hispanic.« Back to Glossary Index