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Census Tract Data, 1950: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File (ICPSR 2931)

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The 1950 Census Tract files were originally created by keypunching the data from the printed publications prepared by the Bureau of the Census. The work was done under the direction of Dr. Donald Bogue, whose wife, Elizabeth Mullen Bogue, completed much of the data work. Subsequently, the punchcards were converted to data files and transferred to the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA). ICPSR received copies of these files from NARA and converted the binary block-length records to ASCII format.

Series: Census Tract Data, 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue Files Series

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DS20:  Springfield-Chicopee-Holyyoke, Massachusetts - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS23:  Kalamazoo, Michigan - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS24:  Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS25:  St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois - Download All Files (3.8 MB)
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DS27:  Paterson-Cliffton-Passaic, New Jersey - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS28:  Trenton, New Jersey - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS29:  Buffalo, New York - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
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DS30:  Rochester, New York - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS31:  Syracuse, New York - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS32:  Utica-Rome, New York - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS33:  Westchester County, New York - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
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DS34:  Durham, North Carolina - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS35:  Greensboro, North Carolina - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS36:  Akron, Ohio - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS37:  Cincinnati, Ohio - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
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DS38:  Cleveland, Ohio - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS39:  Colombus, Ohio - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS40:  Dayton, Ohio - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS42:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS43:  Portland, Oregon-Washington - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS44:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Download All Files (5.1 MB)
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DS46:  Providence, Rhode Island-Pawtucket, Massachusetts - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS47:  Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS48:  Memphis, Tennessee - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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DS50:  Austin, Texas - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS52:  Ft. Worth, Texas - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS54:  Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Bogue, Donald. Census Tract Data, 1950: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File. ICPSR02931-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02931.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • University of Chicago. Social Sciences Division

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, census tract level, censuses, demographic characteristics, ethnicity, historical data, household composition, housing, housing conditions, population

Geographic Coverage:   Akron, Alabama, Augusta, Austin, Baltimore, Berkeley, Birmingham, Boston, Bridgeport, Buffalo, California, Chattanooga, Chicago, Chicopee, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Clifton, Colorado, Columbus (Ohio), Connecticut, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, District of Columbia, Duluth, Durham, Flint, Florida, Fort Worth, Georgia, Greensboro, Hartford, Holyoke, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas, Kansas City (Kansas), Kentucky, Louisiana, Louisville, Maryland, Massachusetts, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Missouri, Nashville, Nebraska, New Haven, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York (state), Norfolk, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Oregon, Passaic, Paterson, Pawtucket, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), Portsmouth, Providence, Rhode Island, Richmond, Rochester (New York), Rome (New York), Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Spokane, Springfield (Massachusetts), St. Louis, Superior, Syracuse, Tacoma, Tennessee, Texas, Toledo, Trenton, United States, Utica, Virginia, Washington, Wichita, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1950

Date of Collection:  

  • 1950-04

Universe:   All persons and housing units in the United States.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The first two records in each file are city- and metro-level data with a record length of 2,058. The other records are tract-level data with a record length of 1,261. Both record types have 251 variables.

Methodology

Data Source:

publications of the United States Government (Record Group 287)

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 60 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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