Principal Investigator(s): Bogue, Donald, University of Chicago. Community and Family Study Center
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.
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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
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02931.v1
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
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
Date of Collection:
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.
publications of the United States Government (Record Group 287)
Original ICPSR Release: 2000-08-28
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