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

United States Agency for International Development

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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