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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Tiger/Census Tract Comparability File (ICPSR 9810) RSS

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Summary:

This collection identifies changes in United States census tracts between 1980 and 1990. The data were derived from the Census Bureaus's TIGER database. Counties with 1980 and 1990 census tracts are not included if there were no changes in the census tract boundaries and/or census tract numbers between 1980 and 1990. Also excluded are counties with census tracts defined for the first time in 1990.

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

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Tiger/Census Tract Comparability File. ICPSR09810-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09810.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census county divisions, census data, census tract level, geographic information systems, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1980
  • 1990

Universe:   All census tracts in the United States and Puerto Rico that changed between the 1980 and 1990 censuses.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data are provided in two formats. Part 1 presents the information in a form comparable to other Census Bureau tape files, suitable for manipulation by computer. Part 2 presents the data with a space between each field and with a decimal point between the census tract number and its suffix. This format is designed to make the file easy to read without additional editing for those who wish to print out the file.

Methodology

Data Source:

January 1, 1990 boundaries and geographic area codes for governmental units based on responses to the Boundary and Annexation Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census.

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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