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Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Extract Data (ICPSR 9694) RSS

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Summary:

This extraction of data from 1970 decennial Census files (CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILES 4A, 4B, 4C [ICPSR 9014, 8127, 8107] and STF 5A, 5B, and 5C) was designed to provide a set of contextual variables to be matched to any survey dataset that has been coded for the geographic location of respondents, such as the PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS, 1968-1988 (ICPSR 7439). This geographic area data can also be analyzed independently with neighborhoods, labor market areas, etc., as the units of analysis. Over 120 variables were selected from the original Census sources, and more than 100 variables were derived from those component variables. The variables characterize geographic areas in terms of population counts, ethnicity, family structure, income and poverty, education, residential mobility, labor force activity, and housing. The geographic areas range from neighborhoods, through intermediate levels of geography, through large economic areas, and beyond to large regions. These variables were selected from the Census data for their relevance to problems associated with poverty and income determination, and 80 percent were present in comparable form in both the 1970 and 1980 Census datasets.

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

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Tract Level, Count 4A Data - Download All Files (71.1 MB)
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DS2:  Minor Civil Divisions, Count 4B Data - Download All Files (71.8 MB)
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DS3:  Places, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (28.5 MB)
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DS4:  Counties, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (23.6 MB)
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DS5:  Labor Market Areas, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (21.1 MB)
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DS6:  State Economic Areas, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (19.6 MB)
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DS7:  Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (19.2 MB)
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DS8:  Economic Sub-Regions, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (19 MB)
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DS9:  States, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (18.9 MB)
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DS10:  Standard Consolidated Statistical Areas, Count 4C Data - Download All Files (18.8 MB)
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DS11:  Enumeration Districts, Count 5C Data - Download All Files (124.2 MB)
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DS12:  Block Numbering Areas, Count 5C Data - Download All Files (21.4 MB)
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DS13:  Five-Digit Zip Codes, Count 5B Data - Download All Files (36.9 MB)
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DS14:  Three-Digit Zip Codes, Count 5A Data - Download All Files (20.1 MB)
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DS15:  Data Documentation - Download All Files (18.8 MB)
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Citation

Adams, Terry K. Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Extract Data. ICPSR09694-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09694.v3

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (88ASPE203A)
  • Ford Foundation (890-0047, 905-0790)
  • Rockefeller Foundation (GA-EO-8743)
  • Social Science Research Council

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, citizenship, counties, demographic characteristics, education, employment, ethnicity, families, household composition, housing, housing units, housing conditions, income, labor markets, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, neighborhoods, occupational status, occupations, population, population characteristics, poverty

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970

Date of Collection:  

  • 1970-04

Universe:   Population of the United States (which includes all 50 states and Washington, DC).

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

United States Bureau of the Census, CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILES 4A, 4B, 4C (ICPSR 9014, 8127, and 8107) and STF 5A, 5B, and 5C

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Version History:

  • 2007-12-21 SAS and SPSS setup files were added and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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