National Geographic : 1900 May
THE CUBAN CENSUS The results of the Cuban Census, in many respects unexpected, show on the whole a gratifying condition of affairs in the island. The accompanying dia grams emphasize the more impor tant facts. From the relatively large proportion of native-born whites, 58 per cent of the total white native born-. - Negroes and ml ed.... I population, it is evident that the White: foreign born. - Chinese..- -..... ---- administrative control will remain in the hands of the native white DIAGRAM SHOWINGPOPULATIONBY COLOR Cuban when the United States with draws from the island. Thus Cuba will not become a second Haiti. The right to vote at the municipal election June 16-a right gained by the ability to read and write or by the ownership of property-is possessed by about 140,000 native Cubans. As so many citizen ships were in suspense at the time the census was taken, it is impossible to state exactly how many 0 Can read but can not wr;te 0 Attended school Can read and write Can neither read nor write DIAGRAM SHOWING LITERACY THOSE TEN YEARS AND OVE as husband and wife Attending school.. A11 Not attending school - =I DIAGRAM SHOWING PROP'OR TION OF THOSE UNDER TEN YEARS OF AGE ATTENDING( SCHOOL OF R Spaniards will also have the right to vote, but they will not exceed 30,000, if they reach that number. Of the total population of 1,572,797, 1,108,709 are single, 246,350 are married, and 131,788 live together Single---------- L------ Married. - - - - - .- -- - Livingtogether as husbandand a wifeuI Widowed .-------..... DIAGRAM SHOWING CONJUGAL CONIITION by mutual consent. In justice to the Cuban, however, it should be stated that unions formed by mutual consent are considered no less binding and are no less permanent than those sanctioned by the mar riage ceremony. The excessive u-- uban In suspense fees charged for Foreign weddings, per- spanish haps, explain the frequency of the omission of the ceremony. The census returns show the need of a thorough system of education. Of persons over ten years of age, 43 per cent cannot read or write, while only 11.4 per G cent of the children under ten years are attending school.