Census Tract Data, 1940: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File (ICPSR 2930)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Donald Bogue



Version V1

The 1940 Census Tract files were originally created by keypunching the data from the printed publications prepared by the Bureau of the Census. The work was done under the direction of Dr. Donald Bogue, whose wife, Elizabeth Mullen Bogue, completed much of the data work. Subsequently, the punchcards were converted to data files and transferred to the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA). ICPSR received copies of these files from NARA and converted the binary block length records to ASCII format.

Bogue, Donald. Census Tract Data, 1940: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02930.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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University of Chicago. Social Sciences Division

Milwaukee   Atlantic City   Akron   Oklahoma City   Detroit   Indiana   Berkeley   Cincinnati   Austin   Oakland   Cambridge   New York City   Columbus (Ohio)   Syracuse   Memphis   Buffalo   Boston   Pittsburgh   Camden   Providence   Seattle   Savannah   Macon   Kentucky   Yonkers   Clifton   Nashville   California   Kansas   Pennsylvania   Iowa   Elizabeth   New Haven   Illinois   Texas   Connecticut   Portland (Oregon)   Georgia   Virginia   Maryland   Indianapolis   Richmond   Oregon   Duluth   Flint   United States   Oklahoma   Tennessee   Kansas City (Kansas)   Louisville   Alabama   Cleveland   Washington   Dayton   Superior   Minneapolis   Atlanta   Pawtucket   Massachusetts   Colorado   Missouri   New Orleans   Denver   St. Louis   Dallas   Wisconsin   Augusta   Des Moines   Rhode Island   District of Columbia   Chicago   St. Paul   Passaic   Rochester (New York)   Minnesota   New York (state)   Birmingham   New Jersey   Michigan   San Francisco   Baltimore   Jersey City   Paterson   Long Beach   Ohio   Los Angeles   Hartford   Trenton   Toledo   Philadelphia   Houston



The first two records in each file are city- and metro-level data with a record length of 3,298. The other records are tract-level data with a record length of 2,033. Both record types have 405 variables.

Produced by University of Chicago, Community and Family Study Center, 1975.

All persons and housing units in the United States.

publications of the U.S. Government (Record Group 287)

aggregate data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 61 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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