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Which Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Fields are Included in the Data?

OMB Bulletin No. 00-02 - Guidance on Aggregation and Allocation of Data on Race for Use in Civil Rights Monitoring and Enforcement (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/bulletins_b00-02.pdf ) provides Aggregation Guidance for using multiple responses regarding racial identity (such as from the 2020 Census), when entities report required racial data to the federal government. 

The following table lists the OMB fields that Caliper provides along with the formulae for computing them from the standard PL 94-171 fields. That OMB Bulletin does not mention the Other Race category, but Caliper includes it since it is another individual racial category. In addition to the six individual racial categories, the four most common biracial combinations nationwide are included.

 

Name

Description

Formula

White

White

 

Black

Black or African American

 

Indian

American Indian and Alaska Native

 

Asian

Asian

 

Hawaiian

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

 

Other

Some other race

 

WhtBlk

White and Black or African American

 

WhtInd

White and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

WhtAsn

White and Asian

 

BlkInd

Black and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

OMB_OthMR

Other multiple-race

[2+ Races] - WhtBlk - WhtInd - WhtAsn - BlkInd

Hispanic Origin

Hispanic

 

NH_Wht

Non-Hispanic White

 

NH_Blk

Non-Hispanic Black or African American

 

NH_Ind

Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH_Asn

Non-Hispanic Asian

 

NH_Hwn

Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

 

NH_Oth

Non-Hispanic Some other race

 

NH_WhtBlk

Non-Hispanic White and Black or African American

 

NH_WhtInd

Non-Hispanic White and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH_WhtAsn

Non-Hispanic White and Asian

 

NH_BlkInd

Non-Hispanic Black and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH_OMB_OthMR

Non-Hispanic Other multiple-race

[NH_2+ Races] - NH_WhtBlk - NH_WhtInd - NH_WhtAsn - NH_BlkInd

18+_Wht

Age 18+, White

 

18+_Blk

Age 18+, Black or African American

 

18+_Ind

Age 18+, American Indian and Alaska Native

 

18+_Asn

Age 18+, Asian

 

18+_Hwn

Age 18+, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

 

18+_Oth

Age 18+, Some other race

 

18+_WhtBlk

Age 18+, White and Black or African American

 

18+_WhtInd

Age 18+, White and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

18+_WhtAsn

Age 18+, White and Asian

 

18+_BlkInd

Age 18+, Black and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

18+_OMB_OthMR

Age 18+, Other multiple-race

[18+_2+ Races] - 18+_WhtBlk - 18+_WhtInd - 18+_WhtAsn - 18+_BlkInd

H18+_Pop

Age 18+, Hispanic

 

NH18+_Wht

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic White

 

NH18+_Blk

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Black or African American

 

NH18+_Ind

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH18+_Asn

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Asian

 

NH18+_Hwn

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

 

NH18+_Oth

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Some other race

 

NH18+_WhtBlk

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic White and Black or African American

 

NH18+_WhtInd

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic White and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH18+_WhtAsn

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic White and Asian

 

NH18+_BlkInd

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Black and American Indian and Alaska Native

 

NH18+_OMB_OthMR

Age 18+, Non-Hispanic Other multiple-race

[NH18+_2+ Races] - NH18+_WhtBlk - NH18+_WhtInd - NH18+_WhtAsn - NH18+_BlkInd

Notice that each of the first two groups of fields should sum to Population and each of the last two groups should sum to 18+_Pop.

The OMB guidance requires additional multiracial combinations that represents at least 1% of the population of the redistricting region (state, county, or city/town) to be broken out separately. For example, WhtHwnAsnHwn and WhtAsnHwn would also be included when redistricting statewide in Hawaii for 2010.

That section of the OMB guidance does not address adjustments required when a complaint alleges discrimination against a specific race (RRR: Blk, Ind, Asn or Hwn). In such cases, Maptitude for Redistricting’s Any Part field (AP_RRR, NH_AP_RRR or 18+_AP_RRR, NH18+_AP_RRR) should be used instead.