Census Tract Data, 1950: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File (ICPSR 2931)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Donald Bogue, University of Chicago. Community and Family Study Center



Version V1

The 1950 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, 1950: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02931.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

North Carolina   Milwaukee   Indiana   Kalamazoo   Berkeley   Fort Worth   Cincinnati   Austin   Spokane   San Jose   San Diego   Columbus (Ohio)   Syracuse   Springfield (Massachusetts)   Boston   Providence   Seattle   Kentucky   Nashville   California   Florida   New Haven   Illinois   Connecticut   Georgia   Virginia   Maryland   Norfolk   Duluth   Flint   United States   Oklahoma   Kansas City (Kansas)   Louisville   Washington   Rome (New York)   Wichita   Pawtucket   Massachusetts   Missouri   New Orleans   Denver   St. Louis   Dallas   Wisconsin   Augusta   Passaic   Rochester (New York)   Chicopee   Birmingham   Michigan   Baltimore   Paterson   Louisiana   Toledo   Philadelphia   Akron   Oklahoma City   Greensboro   Detroit   Utica   Bridgeport   Memphis   Buffalo   Pittsburgh   Chattanooga   Sacramento   Clifton   Kansas   Pennsylvania   Texas   Portland (Oregon)   Portsmouth   Durham   Indianapolis   Richmond   Oregon   Holyoke   Tennessee   Alabama   Cleveland   Dayton   Nebraska   Superior   Omaha   Tacoma   Colorado   Rhode Island   District of Columbia   Chicago   Minnesota   New York (state)   New Jersey   Miami   Ohio   Hartford   Trenton   Houston



The first two records in each file are city- and metro-level data with a record length of 2,058. The other records are tract-level data with a record length of 1,261. Both record types have 251 variables.

All persons and housing units in the United States.

publications of the United States Government (Record Group 287)

aggregate data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 60 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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