Demographic Characteristics of the Population of Detroit, 1850-1880 (ICPSR 31)

Published: Mar 25, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Jo Ellen Vinyard

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This data collection provides information for native-born Americans, Irish Americans, and German Americans living in Detroit, Michigan, between 1850 and 1880. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, occupation, marital status, marriage patterns, ethnic background, place of birth, and spouse's and parents' place of birth. Additional information is provided on family size, number of children of adults, number of individuals in the house beyond the immediate family, total number of individuals in the nuclear family, position of individuals within the family, number of children eligible to be in school, activities of school-age children, adult male skill level, literacy level, length of time the family had been in the United States, ownership and value of real estate, constitutional and legal status, and physical condition.

Vinyard, Jo Ellen. Demographic Characteristics of the Population of Detroit, 1850-1880. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-25.

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1850 -- 1880

Irish Americans, German Americans, and Native-born Americans residing in Detroit, Michigan

Individuals residing in Detroit, Michigan, between 1850 and 1880.

United States Censuses of 1850 and 1880

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