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Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample): 1/1000 Sample (ICPSR 8210)
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. The A Sample 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. As a percentage of the 5-Percent Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample) [CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (A SAMPLE): 5-PERCENT SAMPLE (ICPSR 8101)], this file constitutes a 1-in-1000 sample, and contains all household- and person-level variables from the original A Sample. 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. Person-level variables include sex, age, marital status, race, Spanish origin, income, occupation, transportation to work, and education.
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (A SAMPLE): 1/1000 SAMPLE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08210.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08210.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, demographic characteristics, household composition, household expenditures, household income, housing, housing units, housing conditions, population, population characteristics
Geographic Coverage: United States
The household and person records in the data file have a record length of 193 characters and contain a combined total of 320,881 records.
Sample: This sample, extracted from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (A SAMPLE): 5-PERCENT SAMPLE (ICPSR 8101) using a systematic selection procedure, comprises 0.1 percent of all households enumerated in the Census. The A Sample is a stratified sample of households that received the long-form questionnaire.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-07-13
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