Census of Population and Housing [United States], 1970 Public Use Sample: Modified 1/1000 5% State Samples (ICPSR 7922)

Published: Aug 12, 2009

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



Version V2

This data collection consists of modified records from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE SAMPLES (ICPSR 0018). The original records consisted of 120-character household records and 120-character person records, whereas the new modified records are rectangular (each person record is combined with the corresponding household record) with a length of 188, after the deletion of some items. Additional information was added to the data records, including typical educational requirement for current occupation, occupational prestige score, and group identification code. This version also differs from the original public use census samples in other ways: all ages for all respondents were included, 1 percent of the majority from each 1970 file was included, 10 percent of the Black population in each file was included, and Mexican Americans outside the five southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas were included, but were identified as "other Hispanics." Other variables provide information on the housing unit, such as occupancy and vacancy status of house, tenure, value of property, commercial use, rent, ratio of property value to family income, availability of plumbing facilities, sewage disposal, complete kitchen facilities, flush toilet, water, and telephone. Data are also provided on household characteristics such as the size of family, the presence of roomers, boarders, or lodgers, and household relationships. Other demographic variables specify age, sex, place of birth, income, marital status, race, citizenship, and ratio of family income to poverty cutoff level. This collection was made available by the National Chicano Research Network of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. See the related collections, CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING [UNITED STATES], 1970 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE: MODIFIED 1/1000 15% STATE SAMPLES (ICPSR 7923), and CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING [UNITED STATES], 1970 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE: MERGED FAMILY HOUSEHOLD DATA RECORDS FOR 42 SMSAS (ICPSR 7759).

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing [United States], 1970 Public Use Sample:  Modified 1/1000 5% State Samples . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-08-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07922.v2

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All persons and housing units in the United States in 1970.


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