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

United States Agency for International Development

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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