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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 2A (ICPSR 9770)
This data collection provides detailed tabulations of 100-percent data items from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. These tabulations are presented for states and their subareas in hierarchical sequence down to the census tract or block numbering area (BNA) level. Population items include age, race, sex, marital status, Hispanic origin, household type, and household relationship. Population items for Puerto Rico include persons, families, households, sex, age, marital status, household size, and household type. Housing items include occupancy/vacancy status, tenure, units in structure, contract rent, meals included in rent, value, and number of rooms in housing unit. Crosstabulations include variables such as single year of age by sex, tenure by age of householder, age by group quarters, aggregate value by units in structure, and tenure by number of nonrelatives. The dataset contains both "A" and "B" records. "A" records are provided for each summary level in a geographic area, and are repeated for each geographic component. "B" records repeat the same data for each summary level/geographic component combination, but are tabulated for each of ten categories of race and Hispanic origin.
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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 2A. ICPSR09770-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-12-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09770.v3
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09770.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, census regions, census tract level, censuses, demographic characteristics, Hispanic or Latino origins, housing, housing construction, housing costs, housing occupancy, housing units, population, population characteristics, race
Geographic Coverage: United States
The data for Part 72, Puerto Rico, are structured differently than the data for the state data files. There are no "A" and "B" records, categories for race and Hispanic origin. There are tables for condominium ownership, occupancy, and value. The tables for rent amounts do not include meals. There are 25 population tables and 63 housing tables for Puerto Rico.
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-10-31
- 2003-12-03 Data for Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, and Nevada (Parts 12, 13, 16, 20, 24, and 32) have been added . Also, Part 81, Codebook for All Parts Except Puerto Rico, is now available as a PDF file.
- 2002-06-27 Data for Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, and Nevada (Parts 4, 12, 13, 16, 20, 24, and 32) have been added .
- 1999-01-05 The original release of Part 37, North Carolina, inadvertently contained some Mississippi records. The file has been corrected, resulting in a lower number of cases.
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