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Census of Population and Housing, 1960 Public Use Sample: One-in-One-Hundred Sample (ICPSR 7756) RSS

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Summary:

This collection contains individual-level and 1-percent national sample data from the 1960 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Census Bureau. It consists of a representative sample of the records from the 1960 sample questionnaires. The data are stored in 30 separate files, containing in total over two million records, organized by state. Some files contain the sampled records of several states while other files contain all or part of the sample for a single state. There are two types of records stored in the data files: one for households and one for persons. Each household record is followed by a variable number of person records, one for each of the household members. Data items in this collection include the individual responses to the basic social, demographic, and economic questions asked of the population in the 1960 Census of Population and Housing. Data are provided on household characteristics and features such as the number of persons in household, number of rooms and bedrooms, and the availability of hot and cold piped water, flush toilet, bathtub or shower, sewage disposal, and plumbing facilities. Additional information is provided on tenure, gross rent, year the housing structure was built, and value and location of the structure, as well as the presence of air conditioners, radio, telephone, and television in the house, and ownership of an automobile. Other demographic variables provide information on age, sex, marital status, race, place of birth, nationality, education, occupation, employment status, income, and veteran status. The data files were obtained by ICPSR from the Center for Social Analysis, Columbia University.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  California (part three) - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
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DS2:  Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii - Download All Files (13.8 MB)
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DS3:  New York (part two) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS4:  New York (part three) and Pennsylvania (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS5:  California (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS6:  California (part two) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS7:  Michigan (part two) and Indiana - Download All Files (13.6 MB)
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DS8:  Wisconsin - Download All Files (11.2 MB)
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DS9:  Missouri - Download All Files (11.9 MB)
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DS10:  Illinois (part two) - Download All Files (14.4 MB)
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DS11:  Michigan (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS12:  North Carolina and South Carolina - Download All Files (15.7 MB)
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DS13:  Florida (part one) and Georgia - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS14:  Florida (part two) and Virginia - Download All Files (14.4 MB)
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DS15:  Alabama and Mississippi - Download All Files (13.4 MB)
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DS16:  Pennsylvania (part two) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS17:  Pennsylvania (part three) and New Jersey - Download All Files (15.7 MB)
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DS18:  Iowa and Minnesota - Download All Files (14.8 MB)
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DS19:  Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
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DS20:  Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia - Download All Files (14.7 MB)
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DS21:  Tennessee and Kentucky - Download All Files (15.3 MB)
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DS22:  Texas (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS23:  Massachusetts and Rhode Island - Download All Files (14.6 MB)
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DS24:  Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine - Download All Files (12.1 MB)
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DS25:  New York (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS26:  Texas (part two) and Oklahoma - Download All Files (12.9 MB)
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DS27:  Louisiana and Arkansas - Download All Files (12.9 MB)
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DS28:  Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming - Download All Files (15.8 MB)
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DS29:  Ohio (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS30:  Ohio (part two) and Illinois (part one) - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1960 Public Use Sample: One-in-One-Hundred Sample. ICPSR07756-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07756.v1

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Scope of Study

Methodology

Sample:   One sample household for every 100 households, and persons in group quarters in the United States. Records have been sampled on a household-by-household basis so that the characteristics of family members may be interrelated and related to the characteristics of the housing unit.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7756.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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