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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3C (ICPSR 6054)

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Summary Tape File 3C contains summaries for the entire United States. The collection provides sample data weighted to represent the total population and also contains 100-percent counts and unweighted sample counts for total persons and total housing units. Additional population and housing variables include age, ancestry, disability, citizenship, education, income, marital status, race, sex, travel time to work, rent, tenure, value of housing unit, number of vehicles, and monthly owner costs. The collection provides 178 population tables and 99 housing tables. The geographic hierarchy includes the following levels: United States, region, division, state, county, county subdivision, place with 10,000 or more persons, consolidated city, Alaska Native Regional Corporation, Metropolitan Statistical Area, and Urbanized Area.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States] Series

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DS1:  Main Data File - Download All Files (966.6 MB) large file
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DS2:  Data Dictionary for All States
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DS3:  Data Dictionary for Puerto Rico
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DS4:  SAS Control Cards - Download All Files (0.6 MB)

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DS5:  User Notes 2-3 and Technical Notes 1-2 (March 1992) - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
DS6:  User Notes 4-10 and Technical Notes 3-7 (August 1992) - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS7:  User Notes 11-15 (March 1993) - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
DS8:  User Notes 16-17 (April 1993) - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
DS9:  Technical Notes 8-14 (March 1993) - Download All Files (0.1 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3C. ICPSR06054-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06054.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile expenses, census data, citizenship, commuting (travel), demographic characteristics, disabilities, education, ethnicity, family background, family history, household composition, housing, housing conditions, income, marital status, population

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990

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

Data Types:   census/enumeration data, survey data


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


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