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County-Specific Net Migration Estimates, 1980-1990 [United States] (ICPSR 26761)

Principal Investigator(s): Fuguitt, Glenn V., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Beale, Calvin L., United States Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service; Voss, Paul R., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science


This data collection represents a set of United States county net migration estimates by age and sex for the 1980-1990 decade, and is part of a series of estimates done for each decade since 1950 (1950-1970: see NET MIGRATION OF THE POPULATION BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE, 1950-1970 [ICPSR 8493]; 1970-1980: see NET MIGRATION OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES BY AGE, RACE, AND SEX, 1970-1980 [ICPSR 8697]; 1990-2000: see COUNTY-SPECIFIC NET MIGRATION BY FIVE-YEAR AGE GROUPS, HISPANIC ORIGIN, RACE, AND SEX, 1990-2000 [ICPSR 4171]).

Net migration, the difference between the number of people moving into an area and the number moving out over a period, is measured here, and in all the other sets of estimates in the series, by the residual method. That is, net migration is equal to the population change over the period minus the natural increase (births -- deaths). Full details on how natural increase is estimated for each county, as well as other details of the data collection, are described in the codebook.

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Study Description


Fuguitt, Glenn V., Calvin L. Beale, and Paul R. Voss. County-Specific Net Migration Estimates, 1980-1990 [United States]. ICPSR26761-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-04-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR26761.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR26761.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • United States Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    age, birth, census data, counties, population, population estimates, population migration, sex, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980--1990

Unit of Observation:    counties

Universe:    Population in the continental United States.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data, census/enumeration data


Weight:    none

Data Source:

The Public Law file for 1980 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1983), the MARS file giving 1990 data (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1992), and the 1980-1990 Components of Change File (U.S. Bureau of the Census, n.d.).

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2010-04-02

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