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Principal Investigator(s): Fishman, Michael J., University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics
This data collection contains information about the population of each county, town, and city of the United States in 1850 and 1860. Specific variables include tabulations of white, black, and slave males and females, and aggregate population for each town. Foreign-born population, total population of each county, and centroid latitudes and longitudes of each county and state were also compiled.
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Fishman, Michael J. Population of Counties, Towns, and Cities in the United States, 1850 and 1860. ICPSR09424-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-17. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09424.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09424.v2
This study was funded by:
- University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Center for Population Economics
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: All United States counties, towns, and cities in 1850 and 1860. The list was obtained from published data in POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860.
Data Types: census/enumeration
Data Collection Notes:
The data contain alphabetic codes.
POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860, WASHINGTON DC: Government Printing Office, 1864
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:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-03-05
- 2009-02-17 SAS and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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