Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 4B (ICPSR 6271)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census



Version V1

Summary Tape File 4B contains sample data weighted to represent the total United States population. The collection also contains 100-percent counts and unweighted sample counts for total persons and total housing units. Additional population and housing variables include items such as age, ancestry, disability, citizenship, education, income, marital status, race, sex, travel time to work, hours worked, rent, persons in household, acreage of property, tenure, value of housing unit, number of vehicles, and monthly owner costs. Data are provided for states (and the District of Columbia) and their county subareas. Within STF 4B, data for each state are represented in one "A" record file and 49 "B" record files. The "A" records contain 123 population tables and 80 housing tables. These include five population tables and one housing table showing 37 categories of race and five population tables and one housing table with 26 categories of Hispanic origin. Data are included for all persons for each summary level and geographic component level within a unit of geography. More detailed data are presented in 178 population and 85 housing tables in the "B" records. The "B" records include a separate file for all persons and up to 48 separate race and Hispanic-origin files.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]:  Summary Tape File 4B. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06271.v1

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Each state has one "A" record and 49 "B" records.

All persons and housing units in the United States.

self-enumerated questionnaires

census/enumeration data

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 2551 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1999-12-29 The following data files have been added to this collection: Parts 156-172, Arkansas: Record B, iterations for American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander, Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Pacific Islander, and Hawaiian. Part 250, California: Record B, Other Races, Not of Hispanic Origin. Part 485, Florida: Record B, Honduran. Part 1181, Minnesota: Record B, Dominican (Dominican Republic). Parts 1524-1526, New Jersey: Record B, iterations for Guamanian, Other Races, and Hispanic Origin (of Any Race). Part 2101, Tennessee: Record A, All Persons. These additions complete this collection.


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