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Principal Investigator(s): Vinovskis, Maris
This dataset contains several measures of urban concentration for each of the 1,606 United States counties in existence in 1850. Included are measures of the white and total populations in each county, as well as percentages of the white and total populations that resided in towns of various sizes. Town-level population counts were collected from Tables I and II of the SEVENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1850. The principal investigator manually aggregated individual town counts to various town size measures, and calculated percentages of county population totals. Variables on total and white populations of each county were added to this data collection by ICPSR, from HISTORICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL DATA: THE UNITED STATES, 1790-1970 (ICPSR 0003).
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Vinovskis, Maris. URBAN COMPOSITION OF UNITED STATES COUNTIES, 1850. Compiled by Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1977. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07455.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07455.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, counties, demographic characteristics, ethnic groups, history, nineteenth century, population characteristics, population distribution, population size, urban population, urban areas, White Americans
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: United States counties in existence in 1850.
Data Types: aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
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(1) SEVENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1850, and (2) HISTORICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL DATA: THE UNITED STATES, 1790-1970 (ICPSR 0003)
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
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