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Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Public Use Samples (ICPSR 18) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection contains 132 Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) files from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing. Information is provided in these files on the housing unit, such as occupancy and vacancy status of house, tenure, value of property, commercial use, year structure was built, number of rooms, availability of plumbing facilities, sewage disposal, bathtub or shower, complete kitchen facilities, flush toilet, water, telephone, and air conditioning. Data are also provided on household characteristics such as the number of persons aged 18 years and younger in the household, the presence of roomers, boarders, or lodgers, the presence of other nonrelative and of relative other than wife or child of head of household, the number of persons per room, the rent paid for unit, and the number of persons with Spanish surnames. Other demographic variables provide information on age, race, marital status, place of birth, state of birth, Puerto Rican heritage, citizenship, education, occupation, employment status, size of family, farm earnings, and family income. This hierarchical data collection contains approximately 214 variables for the 15-percent sample, 227 variables for the 5-percent sample, and 117 variables for the neighborhood characteristics sample.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States] Series

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DS1:  New England PUS70001 - Download All Files (19,553 KB)
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DS2:  Middle Atlantic PUS70002 - Download All Files (60,781 KB)
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DS3:  East North Central PUS70003 - Download All Files (65,424 KB)
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DS4:  West North Central PUS70004 - Download All Files (26,989 KB)
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DS5:  South Atlantic PUS70005 - Download All Files (50,247 KB)
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DS6:  East South Central PUS70006 - Download All Files (20,814 KB)
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DS7:  West South Central PUS70007 - Download All Files (31,723 KB)
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DS8:  Mountain PUS70008 - Download All Files (13,505 KB)
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DS9:  Pacific PUS70009 - Download All Files (43,855 KB)
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DS10:  New England PUS70301 - Download All Files (19,555 KB)
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DS11:  Middle Atlantic PUS70302 - Download All Files (60,787 KB)
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DS12:  East North Central PUS70303 - Download All Files (65,471 KB)
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DS13:  West North Central PUS70304 - Download All Files (27,009 KB)
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DS14:  South Atlantic PUS70305 - Download All Files (50,290 KB)
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DS15:  East South Central PUS70306 - Download All Files (20,803 KB)
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DS16:  West South Central PUS70307 - Download All Files (31,762 KB)
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DS17:  Mountain PUS70308 - Download All Files (13,516 KB)
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DS18:  Pacific PUS70309 - Download All Files (43,875 KB)
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DS19:  Entire United States PUS70340 - Download All Files (36,993 KB)
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DS20:  Entire United States PUS70350 - Download All Files (4,110 KB)
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DS21:  Entire United States PUS70040 - Download All Files (36,999 KB)
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DS22:  Entire United States PUS70050 - Download All Files (4,099 KB)
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DS25:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island PUS70101 - Download All Files (10,731 KB)
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DS26:  Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine PUS70102 - Download All Files (8,505 KB)
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DS27:  New York PUS70103 - Download All Files (29,498 KB)
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DS28:  Pennsylvania PUS70104 - Download All Files (18,913 KB)
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DS29:  New Jersey PUS70105 - Download All Files (11,463 KB)
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DS30:  Michigan PUS70106 - Download All Files (31,171 KB)
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DS31:  Iowa, Minnesota PUS70109 - Download All Files (10,725 KB)
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DS32:  Delaware, Maryland, D.C., West Virginia PUS70111 - Download All Files (11,179 KB)
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DS33:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia PUS70112 - Download All Files (19,772 KB)
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DS34:  Georgia, Florida PUS70113 - Download All Files (18,521 KB)
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DS35:  Alabama, Kentucky PUS70114 - Download All Files (10,679 KB)
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DS36:  Tennessee, Mississippi PUS70115 - Download All Files (9,810 KB)
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DS37:  Texas, Arkansas PUS70116 - Download All Files (21,215 KB)
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DS38:  Louisiana, Oklahoma PUS70117 - Download All Files (10,009 KB)
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DS39:  California PUS70120 - Download All Files (32,493 KB)
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DS40:  Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin PUS70107 - Download All Files (33,240 KB)
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DS41:  Missouri PUS70108 - Download All Files (7,666 KB)
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DS42:  Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota PUS70110 - Download All Files (8,178 KB)
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DS43:  Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico PUS70118 - Download All Files (8,042 KB)
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DS44:  Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho PUS70119 - Download All Files (5,280 KB)
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DS45:  Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii PUS70121 - Download All Files (10,714 KB)
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DS51:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island PUS70401 - Download All Files (10,739 KB)
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DS52:  Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine PUS70402 - Download All Files (8,487 KB)
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DS53:  New York PUS70403 - Download All Files (29,515 KB)
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DS54:  Pennsylvania PUS70404 - Download All Files (18,905 KB)
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DS55:  New Jersey PUS70405 - Download All Files (11,446 KB)
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DS56:  Ohio, Michigan PUS70406 - Download All Files (31,158 KB)
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DS57:  Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin PUS70407 - Download All Files (33,267 KB)
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DS58:  Missouri PUS70408 - Download All Files (7,661 KB)
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DS59:  Iowa, Minnesota PUS70409 - Download All Files (10,718 KB)
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DS60:  Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota PUS70410 - Download All Files (8,204 KB)
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DS61:  Delaware, Maryland, D.C., West Virginia PUS70411 - Download All Files (11,199 KB)
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DS62:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia PUS70412 - Download All Files (19,825 KB)
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DS63:  Georgia, Florida PUS70413 - Download All Files (18,539 KB)
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DS64:  Alabama, Kentucky PUS70414 - Download All Files (10,671 KB)
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DS65:  Tennessee, Mississippi PUS70415 - Download All Files (9,822 KB)
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DS66:  Texas, Arkansas PUS70416 - Download All Files (21,233 KB)
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DS67:  Louisiana, Oklahoma PUS70417 - Download All Files (10,029 KB)
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DS68:  Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado PUS70418 - Download All Files (8,043 KB)
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DS69:  Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho PUS70419 - Download All Files (5,283 KB)
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DS70:  California PUS70420 - Download All Files (32,503 KB)
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DS71:  Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii PUS70421 - Download All Files (10,713 KB)
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DS72:  Entire United States PUS70140 - Download All Files (32,817 KB)
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DS73:  Entire United States PUS70440 - Download All Files (32,821 KB)
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DS74:  Entire United States PUS70150 - Download All Files (3,261 KB)
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DS75:  Entire United States PUS70450 - Download All Files (3,265 KB)
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DS81:  County Codes 00101-00408 PUS70201 - Download All Files (11,150 KB)
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DS82:  County Codes 00409-00604 PUS70202 - Download All Files (8,735 KB)
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DS83:  County Codes 00701-01102 PUS70203 - Download All Files (10,732 KB)
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DS84:  County Codes 01201-01304 PUS70204 - Download All Files (11,662 KB)
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DS85:  County Code 01305-01311 PUS70205 - Download All Files (10,551 KB)
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DS86:  County Codes 01312-01405 PUS70206 - Download All Files (11,230 KB)
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DS87:  County Codes 01406-01505 PUS70207 - Download All Files (11,475 KB)
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DS88:  County Codes 01601-01701 PUS70208 - Download All Files (9,847 KB)
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DS89:  County Codes 01801-02304 PUS70209 - Download All Files (10,187 KB)
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DS90:  County Codes 02401-03203 PUS70210 - Download All Files (11,301 KB)
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DS91:  County Codes 03301-03901 PUS70211 - Download All Files (11,642 KB)
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DS92:  County Codes 04001-04402 PUS70212 - Download All Files (11,305 KB)
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DS93:  County Codes 04501-05102 PUS70213 - Download All Files (11,490 KB)
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DS94:  County Codes 05201-05902 PUS70214 - Download All Files (10,603 KB)
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DS95:  County Codes 06001-06303 PUS70215 - Download All Files (11,415 KB)
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DS96:  County Codes 06304-06601 PUS70216 - Download All Files (10,973 KB)
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DS97:  County Codes 06602-07102 PUS70217 - Download All Files (10,985 KB)
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DS98:  County Codes 07201-07205 PUS70218 - Download All Files (11,068 KB)
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DS99:  County Codes 07206-07901 PUS70219 - Download All Files (11,939 KB)
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DS100:  County Codes 08001-08901 PUS70220 - Download All Files (11,095 KB)
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DS101:  County Codes 09001-10001 PUS70221 - Download All Files (11,583 KB)
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DS102:  County Codes 10101-10603 PUS70222 - Download All Files (11,148 KB)
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DS103:  County Codes 10701-11502 PUS70223 - Download All Files (11,165 KB)
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DS104:  County Codes 11601-12402 PUS70224 - Download All Files (11,005 KB)
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DS105:  County Codes 12501-13001 PUS70225 - Download All Files (10,578 KB)
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DS106:  County Codes 13101-13601 PUS70226 - Download All Files (11,101 KB)
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DS107:  County Codes 13701-14201 PUS70227 - Download All Files (9,920 KB)
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DS108:  County Codes 14301 PUS70228 - Download All Files (11,465 KB)
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DS109:  County Codes 14302-14601 PUS70229 - Download All Files (10,457 KB)
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DS110:  County Codes 14701-14902 PUS70230 - Download All Files (10,012 KB)
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DS111:  County Codes 00101-00408 PUS70501 - Download All Files (11,159 KB)
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DS112:  County Codes 00409-00604 PUS70502 - Download All Files (8,723 KB)
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DS113:  County Codes 00701-01102 PUS70503 - Download All Files (10,759 KB)
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DS114:  County Codes 01201-01304 PUS70504 - Download All Files (11,658 KB)
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DS115:  County Codes 01305-01311 PUS70505 - Download All Files (10,560 KB)
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DS116:  County Codes 01312-01405 PUS70506 - Download All Files (11,234 KB)
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DS117:  County Codes 01406-01505 PUS70507 - Download All Files (11,465 KB)
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DS118:  County Codes 01601-01701 PUS70508 - Download All Files (9,858 KB)
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DS119:  County Codes 01801-02304 PUS70509 - Download All Files (10,189 KB)
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DS120:  County Codes 02401-03203 PUS70510 - Download All Files (11,299 KB)
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DS121:  County Codes 03301-03901 PUS70511 - Download All Files (11,638 KB)
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DS122:  County Codes 04001-04402 PUS70512 - Download All Files (11,314 KB)
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DS123:  County Codes 04501-05102 PUS70513 - Download All Files (11,519 KB)
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DS124:  County Codes 05201-05902 PUS70514 - Download All Files (10,630 KB)
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DS125:  County Codes 06001-06303 PUS70515 - Download All Files (11,418 KB)
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DS126:  County Codes 06304-06601 PUS70516 - Download All Files (10,991 KB)
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DS127:  County Codes 06602-07102 PUS70517 - Download All Files (10,998 KB)
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DS128:  County Codes 07201-07205 PUS70518 - Download All Files (11,090 KB)
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DS129:  County Codes 07206-07901 PUS70519 - Download All Files (11,942 KB)
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DS130:  County Codes 08001-08901 PUS70520 - Download All Files (11,119 KB)
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DS131:  County Codes 09001-10001 PUS70521 - Download All Files (11,603 KB)
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DS132:  County Codes 10101-10603 PUS70522 - Download All Files (11,115 KB)
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DS133:  County Codes 10701-11502 PUS70523 - Download All Files (11,187 KB)
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DS134:  County Codes 11601-12402 PUS70524 - Download All Files (11,019 KB)
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DS135:  County Codes 12501-13001 PUS70525 - Download All Files (10,524 KB)
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DS136:  County Codes 13101-13601 PUS70526 - Download All Files (11,091 KB)
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DS137:  County Codes 13701-14201 PUS70527 - Download All Files (9,930 KB)
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DS138:  County Codes 14301 PUS70528 - Download All Files (11,472 KB)
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DS139:  County Codes 14302-14601 PUS70529 - Download All Files (10,456 KB)
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DS140:  County Codes 14701-14902 PUS70530 - Download All Files (9,991 KB)
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DS141:  Entire United States PUS70240 - Download All Files (32,777 KB)
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DS142:  Entire United States PUS70540 - Download All Files (32,802 KB)
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DS143:  Entire United States PUS70250 - Download All Files (3,281 KB)
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DS144:  Entire United States PUS70550 - Download All Files (3,286 KB)
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DS145:  Codebook For All Parts - Download All Files (4,629 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Public Use Samples. ICPSR18-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1991. doi:10.3886/ICPSR18.v1

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Scope of Study

Methodology

Sample:   Each 1970 Public Use Sample is a representative sample of the records from the 1970 Census sample questionnaires. The primary sample size is 1-in-100 or one sample unit (household, vacant unit, or person in group quarters) for every 100 such units in the population. Two long-form Census questionnaires were used in the 1970 Census: one for a 15-percent sample of the population, the other for a 5-percent sample. Of the 1970 samples, three 1/100 samples were drawn from the 15-percent sample data, and three from the 5-percent sample data, one for each of the three options for geographic information: (1) county groups, (2) states, and (3) geographic divisions with neighborhood characteristics. Any one sample contains only one of these types of information.

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self-enumerated questionnaires

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