1970 Census of Puerto Rico
Questions and instructions to respondents
Print names in this order:
Wife of head
Unmarried children, oldest first
Married children and their families
Other relatives of the head
Persons not related to the head
If "Other relative of head", also give exact relationship, for example, mother-in-law, brother, niece, grandson, etc.
If "Other not related to head," also give exact relationship, for example, partner, roomer's wife, maid, boarder's daughter, etc.
 Wife of head
 Son or daughter of head
 Other relative of head - Print exact relationship
 Patient or inmate
 Other not related to head - Print exact relationship
Respondent instructions for population questions 1 to 7
Question 1. If you are not sure about whether to list a person, see the rules on the front of the census form.
Question 2. If two or more unrelated people live together and share the rent, mark the first one you list "Head of the household." Mark the best "Other not related to head" and print "partner" in the space.
A stepchild or legally adopted child of the head should be marked "son or daughter of the head." Question 4. If the month or year of birth, or the age, is not known give your best answer. Questions 5, 6. If you are not sure how to fill the circles, look at the examples shown above. Question 7. If the person's only marriage was annulled, mark as "single".
[Questions 8 to 11 are instructional and therefore are not included here.]
If born in Puerto Rico, mark the circle, or write the name of the municipality. If born outside of Puerto Rico, give State or territory of the United States or foreign country.
Other (municipality, state, territory, or foreign country)_____
 1965 or 66
 1960 to 64
 1950 to 59
 1949 or earlier
 Always lived in this house or apartment
 Yes, this house (Skip to 18c)
 No, in another house
 Working at a job or business (full or part-time)
 In the Armed Forces
 Attending school or college
 Doing something else (housework, retired, etc.)
 Nursery school
 6 or more
 Born April 1956 or later (Interview next person)
 Korean War (June 1950 to Jan. 1955)
 World War II (Sept. 1940 to July 1947)
 World War I (April 1917 to Nov. 1918)
 Any other time
 No - Skip to 26
 Business, office work
 Nursing, other health fields
 Trades and crafts (mechanic, electrician, beautician, etc.)
 Engineering or science technician; draftsman
 Agriculture or home economics
 Other field - Specify
 Yes (Continue with 26b)
 No (Skip to 27)
If he worked in more than one place, indicate where he worked most last week.
(Mark the most recently used one.).
 Passenger, private car
 Walked only
 Worked at home
 Public car
 Ferry boat
 Other means -- Specify
 Yes, on vacation, temporary illness, labor dispute, etc.
 No - Skip to 29
 Yes, because of this person's illness
 Yes, for other reasons (in school, etc.)
 No, could have taken a job
 Now serving in the Armed Forces (Skip to 33)
b. What kind of business or industry was this?
(For example: Junior high school, retail supermarket, TV and radio service, dairy farm, sugar mill, etc.)
c. Is this business or industry mainly -
 Wholesale trade
 Retail trade
 Other (agriculture, construction, service, government, etc.)
 Employee of Federal government
 Employee of Commonwealth government
 Employee of municipal government
Self-employed in own business, farm, etc.?
 Own business not incorporated
 Own business incorporated
 Working without pay in family business or farm
Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.
 14 to 26 weeks
 27 to 39 weeks
 40 to 47 weeks
 48 to 49 weeks
 50 to 52 weeks
Include aid to minors, old age assistance, general assistance, aid to the blind or totally disabled. Exclude separate payments for hospital or other medical care.
 1 unit attached to one or more other units
 2 units
 3 or 4 units
 5 to 9 units
 10 to 19 units
 20 to 49 units
 50 or more units
 Mobile home or trailer
(Include a range, stove, or portable cooking facilities if used regularly in the preparation of meals.)
 Yes, but also used by another household
 No cooking facilities
(Count bedrooms, kitchen, living room, etc. but not the bathroom.)
 2 rooms
 3 rooms
 4 rooms
 5 rooms
 6 rooms
 7 rooms
 8 rooms
 9 rooms or more
 A cooperative or condominium which is owned or being bought by you or by someone else in your household?
 Rented for cash rent?
 Occupied without payment of cash rent?
 No, a building for 2 or more families or a mobile home or trailer (Skip to H11)
b. If "Yes" -- Is this house on a place of 3 cuerdas or more, or is any part of this property used as a commercial establishment or medical office?
 Yes, commercial establishment or medical office
 No, none of the above
What is the value of this property; that is, how much do you think this property (house and land) would sell for if it were for sale?
(If land is rented, estimate the value of the land and combine it with the value of the house.)
 $500 to $999
 $1,000 to 1,999
 $2,000 to 2,999
 $3,000 to 3,999
 $4,000 to 4,999
 $5,000 to 7,499
 $7,500 to $9,999
 $10,000 to $14,499
 $15,000 to $19,499
 $20,000 to $29,999
 $30,000 or more
What is the monthly rent?
Fill one circle here
 $10 to $19
 $20 to $29
 $30 to $39
 $40 to $49
 $50 to $59
 $60 to $69
 $70 to $79
 $80 to $89
 $90 to $99
 $100 to $119
 $120 to $149
 $150 to $199
 $200 or more
 Flush toilet outside structure, for this household only
 Flush toilet outside structure, also used by another household
 No flush toilet or privy
 No bedrooms
 1 bedroom
 2 bedrooms
 3 bedrooms
 4 bedrooms
 5 bedrooms or more
 With concrete slab roof
 With wood frame roof
Wood frame walls
 With masonry foundation, poured concrete, etc.
 With wood base foundation
 Other type of construction
Mark when the building was first constructed, not when it was remodeled, added to, etc.
 1965 to 1968
 1960 or 1964
 1950 to 1959
 1940 to 1949
 1939 or earlier
 Individual well
 Cistern, tanks, or drums
 Irrigation canal
 Spring or other source (river, etc)