Census of School Districts, 1980: [United States] (ICPSR 2537)

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The tables included in this collection present school district summaries of data obtained in the 1980 Census of Population and Housing by the Bureau of the Census. These summaries were prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, National Center For Education Statistics by the Bureau of the Census with the cooperation of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the individual state superintendents and commissioners of education. Data include information on population, income, employment, family, household, and housing unit characteristics for the school districts. This study does not include data from Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

United States. Bureau of the Census. Census of School Districts, 1980: [United States]  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-05-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02537.v1

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The data files are series of tables that are provided as text files and consist of raw data, documentation, and frequencies for every county in a state. These files should be printed in a landscape format.

Complete count data, identified by an asterisk (*) preceding the table number, were compiled from the United States Bureau of Census short-form questionnaire. Sample estimates, identified by a pound sign (#) preceding each table number, were derived from the long-form questionnaire completed by a sample of households. The sampling rate for households varied from one of six to one of two, depending upon the area in which the household was located.

Users of the data presented in these tables are cautioned to keep in mind that the data are subject to error and should not be viewed as completely accurate. The data are subject to nonsampling error, that is, errors resulting from incomplete coverage of all households, incomplete questionnaires that were returned, and a variety of processing errors. A discussion of the effects of sampling error and tables of sampling errors are contained in the Appendix for each data file. Finally, it is possible that some of the School District Boundaries that were submitted by the State Educational Agencies may have been inaccurate and thereby contributed to errors in some school district summaries.


All persons and housing units in the United States.

self-enumerated questionnaires

aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data


2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States. Bureau of the Census. Census of School Districts, 1980: [United States] . ICPSR02537-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02537.v1


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