Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Public Use Samples (ICPSR 18)

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This data collection contains 132 Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) files from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing. Information is provided in these files on the housing unit, such as occupancy and vacancy status of house, tenure, value of property, commercial use, year structure was built, number of rooms, availability of plumbing facilities, sewage disposal, bathtub or shower, complete kitchen facilities, flush toilet, water, telephone, and air conditioning. Data are also provided on household characteristics such as the number of persons aged 18 years and younger in the household, the presence of roomers, boarders, or lodgers, the presence of other nonrelative and of relative other than wife or child of head of household, the number of persons per room, the rent paid for unit, and the number of persons with Spanish surnames. Other demographic variables provide information on age, race, marital status, place of birth, state of birth, Puerto Rican heritage, citizenship, education, occupation, employment status, size of family, farm earnings, and family income. This hierarchical data collection contains approximately 214 variables for the 15-percent sample, 227 variables for the 5-percent sample, and 117 variables for the neighborhood characteristics sample.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States] Series

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DS19:  Entire United States PUS70340 - Download All Files (37 MB)
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DS25:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island PUS70101 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS26:  Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine PUS70102 - Download All Files (8.5 MB)
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DS27:  New York PUS70103 - Download All Files (29.5 MB)
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DS28:  Pennsylvania PUS70104 - Download All Files (18.9 MB)
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DS31:  Iowa, Minnesota PUS70109 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS32:  Delaware, Maryland, D.C., West Virginia PUS70111 - Download All Files (11.2 MB)
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DS33:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia PUS70112 - Download All Files (19.8 MB)
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DS34:  Georgia, Florida PUS70113 - Download All Files (18.5 MB)
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DS35:  Alabama, Kentucky PUS70114 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS36:  Tennessee, Mississippi PUS70115 - Download All Files (9.8 MB)
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DS37:  Texas, Arkansas PUS70116 - Download All Files (21.2 MB)
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DS38:  Louisiana, Oklahoma PUS70117 - Download All Files (10 MB)
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DS39:  California PUS70120 - Download All Files (32.5 MB)
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DS41:  Missouri PUS70108 - Download All Files (7.7 MB)
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DS42:  Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota PUS70110 - Download All Files (8.2 MB)
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DS43:  Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico PUS70118 - Download All Files (8 MB)
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DS44:  Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho PUS70119 - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS45:  Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii PUS70121 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS51:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island PUS70401 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS52:  Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine PUS70402 - Download All Files (8.5 MB)
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DS53:  New York PUS70403 - Download All Files (29.5 MB)
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DS54:  Pennsylvania PUS70404 - Download All Files (18.9 MB)
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DS55:  New Jersey PUS70405 - Download All Files (11.4 MB)
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DS56:  Ohio, Michigan PUS70406 - Download All Files (31.2 MB)
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DS57:  Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin PUS70407 - Download All Files (33.3 MB)
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DS58:  Missouri PUS70408 - Download All Files (7.7 MB)
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DS59:  Iowa, Minnesota PUS70409 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS60:  Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota PUS70410 - Download All Files (8.2 MB)
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DS61:  Delaware, Maryland, D.C., West Virginia PUS70411 - Download All Files (11.2 MB)
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DS62:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia PUS70412 - Download All Files (19.8 MB)
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DS63:  Georgia, Florida PUS70413 - Download All Files (18.5 MB)
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DS64:  Alabama, Kentucky PUS70414 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS65:  Tennessee, Mississippi PUS70415 - Download All Files (9.8 MB)
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DS66:  Texas, Arkansas PUS70416 - Download All Files (21.2 MB)
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DS68:  Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado PUS70418 - Download All Files (8 MB)
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DS70:  California PUS70420 - Download All Files (32.5 MB)
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DS71:  Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii PUS70421 - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
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DS72:  Entire United States PUS70140 - Download All Files (32.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Public Use Samples. ICPSR00018-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00018.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, citizenship, demographic characteristics, education, employment, ethnicity, families, household composition, housing, housing conditions, housing units, income, occupational status, occupations, population, population characteristics, states (USA)

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, Mississippi, 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, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 1970

Date of Collection:  

  • 1970

Universe:   All persons and housing units in the United States in 1970.

Methodology

Sample:   Each 1970 Public Use Sample is a representative sample of the records from the 1970 Census sample questionnaires. The primary sample size is 1-in-100 or one sample unit (household, vacant unit, or person in group quarters) for every 100 such units in the population. Two long-form Census questionnaires were used in the 1970 Census: one for a 15-percent sample of the population, the other for a 5-percent sample. Of the 1970 samples, three 1/100 samples were drawn from the 15-percent sample data, and three from the 5-percent sample data, one for each of the three options for geographic information: (1) county groups, (2) states, and (3) geographic divisions with neighborhood characteristics. Any one sample contains only one of these types of information.

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self-enumerated questionnaires

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