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Population Redistribution and Economic Growth in the United States: Population Data, 1870-1960 (ICPSR 7753)

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Detailed demographic characteristics of the population of the United States from 1870 to 1960 are contained in this data collection. Included are state-level estimates of the nation's inhabitants by sex, race, nativity and age, as well as intercensal migration calculated by age, race, and sex. The basic information recorded in this collection was obtained from the decennial censuses of the United States or estimated by the principal investigators from material collected by the decennial censuses. The collection is comprised of thirteen separate data files. Each contains information for every state in the nation. All parts have a rectangular file structure with one record per case, with the number of cases ranging from 50 to 2,891, and the record length from 203 to 2,930 per part. Standard geographic identifying codes used in all of the files permit the combination of two or more of the files as research interests dictate.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Native White Population by Age and Sex, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS2:  Foreign-born White Population by Age and Sex, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS3:  Nonwhite Population by Age and Sex, 1870-1900 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
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DS4:  Negro Population by Age and Sex, 1900-1960 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS5:  State of Residence of Native White Persons Born In Each State and State of Birth of Native White Persons Living in Each State, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
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DS6:  State of Residence of Native Nonwhite Persons Born in Each State and State of Birth of Native Nonwhite Persons Living in Each State, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
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DS7:  Native White Population by State of Birth and State of Residence, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
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DS8:  Native Nonwhite Population by State of Birth and State of Residence, 1870-1960 - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
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DS9:  Net Intercensal Migration of the Native White Population, by Age and Sex, 1880-1950 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS10:  Net Intercensal Migration of the Foreign-born White Population, by Age and Sex, 1880-1950 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS11:  Net Intercensal Migration of the Nonwhite Population, by Age and Sex, 1880-1900 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
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DS12:  Net Intercensal Migration of the Negro Population, by Age and Sex, 1910-1950 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
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DS13:  Population by Race and Nativity, 1870-1950 - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Kuznets, Simon, and Dorothy Swaine Thomas. Population Redistribution and Economic Growth in the United States: Population Data, 1870-1960. ICPSR07753-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07753.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth rates, census data, census records, demographic characteristics, economic growth, mortality rates, population dynamics, population migration

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 1870--1960

Data Collection Notes:

This collection was made available to ICPSR through the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Methodology

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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Version History:

  • 2011-08-31 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 14 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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