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Census Data for Planning and Service Areas, 1980: United States and Puerto Rico (ICPSR 8004)

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This file contains 1980 Census data for the 679 Planning and Service Areas (PSAs) in the United States and Puerto Rico. Data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and for each of the approximately 4,000 counties and county equivalents in the United States and Puerto Rico were subsetted from the 1980 Census of Population and Housing, Summary Tape File 1 (STF 1) and aggregated to the PSA level. The file contains 312 substantive data variables organized in the form of 53 "tables", as well as geographic codes for region, state code, PSA, and land area. The remaining STF 1 geographic codes and the six tables representing median values are not included. Data for each PSA include ethnicity and age of residents, housing units, and units rented.

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Study Description


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census Data for Planning and Service Areas, 1980: United States and Puerto Rico. ICPSR08004-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08004.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, counties, demographic characteristics, ethnicity, families, household composition, housing, housing units, minor civil divisions, population, rural areas, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, states (USA), urban areas

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, 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, Virgin Islands of the United States, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 1980

Universe:   The universe consisted of 679 Planning and Service Areas in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Data Types:   aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data were prepared by ICPSR in cooperation with the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA).


Data Source:


Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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