Incorporating Immigrants and Minorities into Late 19th Century Cities (ICPSR 34463)

Principal Investigator(s): Logan, John R., Brown University. Department of Sociology


The goal of this project was to examine racial and ethnic differentiation in U.S. cities in 1880, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between people and places. Using geocoded data from the 1880 Census enabled the measurement of the ethnic composition of one's neighbors at the level of the household and to group proximate households with similar "neighborhoods" into an overall neighborhood. This allowed for an unusual degree of flexibility in constructing spatial measures of segregation and evaluating the relative contribution of race/ethnicity, class, and other factors in segregating people across neighborhoods.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    ethnicity, neighborhoods, nineteenth century, race, residential segregation, social classes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. John R. Logan

Department of Sociology

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912,