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Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample): 5-Percent Sample (ICPSR 8101)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

Summary:

The Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) contain person- and household-level information from the "long-form" questionnaires distributed to a sample of the population enumerated in the 1980 Census. This data collection, containing 5-percent data, identifies every state, county groups, and most individual counties with 100,000 or more inhabitants (350 in all). In many cases, individual cities or groups of places with 100,000 or more inhabitants are also identified. Household-level variables include housing tenure, year structure was built, number and types of rooms in dwelling, plumbing facilities, heating equipment, taxes and mortgage costs, number of children, and household and family income. The person record contains demographic items such as sex, age, marital status, race, Spanish origin, income, occupation, transportation to work, and education.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Alabama - Download All Files (76.432 MB)
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DS2:  Alaska - Download All Files (30.321 MB)
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DS4:  Arizona - Download All Files (61.609 MB)
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DS5:  Arkansas - Download All Files (55.456 MB)
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DS6:  California - Download All Files (342.905 MB) large file
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DS8:  Colorado - Download All Files (64.235 MB)
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DS9:  Connecticut - Download All Files (66.082 MB)
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DS10:  Delaware - Download All Files (32.775 MB)
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DS11:  District of Columbia - Download All Files (33.778 MB)
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DS12:  Florida - Download All Files (160.678 MB) large file
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DS13:  Georgia - Download All Files (97.105 MB)
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DS15:  Hawaii - Download All Files (37.503 MB)
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DS16:  Idaho - Download All Files (37.461 MB)
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DS17:  Illinois - Download All Files (176.769 MB) large file
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DS18:  Indiana - Download All Files (98.011 MB)
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DS19:  Iowa - Download All Files (64.041 MB)
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DS20:  Kansas - Download All Files (56.989 MB)
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DS21:  Kentucky - Download All Files (73.351 MB)
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DS22:  Louisiana - Download All Files (80.276 MB)
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DS23:  Maine - Download All Files (40.522 MB)
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DS24:  Maryland - Download All Files (80.492 MB)
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DS25:  Massachusetts - Download All Files (101.793 MB)
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DS26:  Michigan - Download All Files (148.535 MB)
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DS27:  Minnesota - Download All Files (79.789 MB)
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DS28:  Mississippi - Download All Files (57.996 MB)
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DS29:  Missouri - Download All Files (91.371 MB)
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DS30:  Montana - Download All Files (35.587 MB)
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DS31:  Nebraska - Download All Files (46.094 MB)
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DS32:  Nevada - Download All Files (35.735 MB)
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DS33:  New Hampshire - Download All Files (37.414 MB)
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DS34:  New Jersey - Download All Files (122.194 MB)
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DS35:  New Mexico - Download All Files (42.216 MB)
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DS36:  New York - Download All Files (260.495 MB) large file
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DS37:  North Carolina - Download All Files (104.09 MB)
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DS38:  North Dakota - Download All Files (33.702 MB)
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DS39:  Ohio - Download All Files (168.17 MB) large file
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DS40:  Oklahoma - Download All Files (66.004 MB)
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DS41:  Oregon - Download All Files (60.593 MB)
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DS42:  Pennsylvania - Download All Files (183.622 MB) large file
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DS44:  Rhode Island - Download All Files (37.597 MB)
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DS45:  South Carolina - Download All Files (66.322 MB)
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DS46:  South Dakota - Download All Files (34.217 MB)
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DS47:  Tennessee - Download All Files (85.862 MB)
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DS48:  Texas - Download All Files (215.802 MB) large file
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DS49:  Utah - Download All Files (43.525 MB)
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DS50:  Vermont - Download All Files (31.952 MB)
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DS51:  Virginia - Download All Files (96.287 MB)
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DS53:  Washington - Download All Files (81.027 MB)
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DS54:  West Virginia - Download All Files (50.625 MB)
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DS55:  Wisconsin - Download All Files (88.337 MB)
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DS56:  Wyoming - Download All Files (31.124 MB)
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DS72:  Puerto Rico - Download All Files (67.551 MB)
Documentation:
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DS77:  County Group Equivalency File--Geographic Area Identification for Samples A and B - Download All Files (25.174 MB)
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DS78:  County Group Equivalency File--Print File, "A" Sample County Groups - Download All Files (26.201 MB)
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DS79:  County Group Equivalency File--Print File, "B" Sample County Groups - Download All Files (26.398 MB)
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DS80:  Data Dictionary for Parts 1-56
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample): 5-Percent Sample. ICPSR08101-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-08-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08101.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, household composition, housing, housing conditions, housing units, population, states (USA)

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

Time Period:  

  • 1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980-04-01

Universe:   All persons and housing units in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The household and person records in each hierarchical data file have logical record lengths of 193 characters, but the number of records varies with each file.

The record layout for Part 72, Puerto Rico, is different from the state datasets. Refer to the supplemental documentation for this part.

The codebook is available in hardcopy form only, while the Puerto Rico supplemental documentation is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

Methodology

Sample:   For this data collection, the full 1980 Census sample that received the "long-form" questionnaire (19.4 percent of all households) was sampled again through a stratified systematic selection procedure with probability proportional to a measure of size. This 5-percent sample, i.e., 5 households for every 100 households in the nation, includes over one-fourth of the households that received the long-form questionnaire.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 81 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 80 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 81 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 80 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 1997-08-25 Part 72, Puerto Rico data, has been added to the collection, as well as supplemental documentation for Puerto Rico in the form of a separate PDF file.

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