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Historical, Demographic, Economic, and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1970 (ICPSR 3) RSS

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Summary:

Detailed county and state-level ecological or descriptive data for the United States for the years 1790 to 1970 are contained in this collection. These data files contain extensive information about the social and political character of the United States, including a breakdown of population by state, race, nationality, number of families, size of the family, births, deaths, marriages, occupation, religion, and general economic conditions. Though not complete over the full time span of this study, statistics are available on such diverse subjects as total numbers of newspapers and periodicals, total capital invested in manufacturing, total numbers of educational institutions, total number of churches, taxation by state, and land surface area in square miles.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1790-1950 [United States] Series

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Dataset(s)

WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1790 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (22,814 KB)
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DS2:  1800 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (22,691 KB)
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DS3:  1810 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (22,708 KB)
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DS4:  1820 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (22,897 KB)
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DS5:  1830 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (23,153 KB)
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DS6:  1840 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (23,588 KB)
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DS7:  1850 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (26,538 KB)
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DS8:  1860 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (29,715 KB)
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DS9:  1870 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (26,461 KB)
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DS10:  1880 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (26,394 KB)
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DS11:  1890 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (26,985 KB)
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DS12:  1890 Census Religious Data (County and State) - Download All Files (30,183 KB)
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DS13:  1900 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (26,962 KB)
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DS14:  1910 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (27,362 KB)
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DS15:  1920 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (27,679 KB)
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DS16:  1930 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (29,646 KB)
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DS17:  1940 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (33,582 KB)
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DS18:  1950 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (30,854 KB)
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DS19:  1960 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (24,341 KB)
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DS20:  1970 Census (County and State) - Download All Files (24,922 KB)
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DS21:  1850 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,861 KB)
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DS22:  1860 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,912 KB)
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DS23:  1870 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (23,015 KB)
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DS24:  1870 Census Dataset S02 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,909 KB)
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DS25:  1870 Census Dataset S03 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,988 KB)
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DS26:  1880 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (23,121 KB)
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DS27:  1880 Census Dataset S02 (State Only) - Download All Files (23,126 KB)
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DS28:  1890 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,965 KB)
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DS29:  1900 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,635 KB)
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DS30:  1910 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,782 KB)
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DS31:  1920 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,846 KB)
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DS32:  1930 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,661 KB)
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DS33:  1940 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,654 KB)
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DS34:  1950 Census Dataset S01 (State Only) - Download All Files (22,660 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Historical, Demographic, Economic, and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1970. ICPSR00003-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00003.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation. Research Applied to National Needs (GS-1435, GS-1435A1, GS-1231, GS-2473, and APR75-01320)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, counties, demographic characteristics, economic conditions, eighteenth century, families, historical data, marriage, national identity, nineteenth century, occupations, political change, population, population size, religion, states (USA), twentieth century

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1790--1970

Universe:   The Population of the United States from 1790-1970

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This study has been updated and revised as HISTORICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL DATA: THE UNITED STATES, 1790-2000 (ICPSR 2896). ICPSR staff recommends that, for most purposes, researchers use the updated version istead of ICPSR 0003

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) United States Bureau of the Census decennial census reports, and (2) SURVEY OF CHURCHES AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, 1952

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2005-12-22 All files were removed from dataset 35 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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