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Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3D Congressional District-Level Extract (ICPSR 8710)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


For this dataset, congressional district records were extracted from Summary Tape File 3D files and combined into a single file with the congressional district as the unit of analysis. While the 51 STF 3D files contain several levels of geographic hierarchy--state, congressional district, county or county equivalent, places with 10,000 or more inhabitants, and minor civil divisions with 10,000 or more inhabitants--with one file per state, this extract file presents data for one geographical level, the congressional district, and contains records for all congressional districts in the nation in one physical file. The 436 congressional districts described in the file are defined according to the boundaries established for the 98th Congress. Summary Tape File 3 consists of detailed tabulations of the nation's population and housing characteristics and is composed of five parts: STF 3A, STF 3B, STF 3C, STF 3D, and STF 3H. These files contain sample data inflated to represent the total population but also include 100-percent counts and unweighted sample counts for some variables. Complete-count data are supplied for demographic characteristics such as age, race, sex, marital status, and Spanish origin, and for housing information such as as the number of units at the address, number of rooms, occupancy status, tenure, property value, and plumbing facilities. Sample data are provided for other items including education, language, ancestry, employment, transportation, and income.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILE 3D CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT-LEVEL EXTRACT. Milwaukee, WI: John McAdams, Marquette University [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08710.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08710.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, education, employment, ethnicity, household composition, housing, housing units, housing conditions, income, native language, population, transportation

Time Period:   

  • 1980

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

Data Type(s):    summary census data

Data Collection Notes:

This extract file was prepared by John McAdams, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. Data contained in the file are identical to those supplied by the Census Bureau in the congressional district-level records of STF 3D files, and standard Census Bureau technical documentation for STF 3 can be used with the file. The 12,096-character census logical record is divided into six segments of 2,016 characters each.


Sample:    For STF 3 one-half of all housing units and persons in group quarters in incorporated places of less than 2,500 persons were included in the sample. In all other places, one-sixth of the housing units or persons in group quarters were sampled. When both sampling rates were taken into account, approximately 19 percent of the nation's housing units were included in the census sample.

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Original ICPSR Release:   1988-01-06

Version History:

  • 2008-02-15 SAS and SPSS setup files have been added to this data collection.


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