Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1B (ICPSR 7975)

Published: Jan 5, 2012

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



Version V1

Summary Tape File (STF) 1 consists of four sets of computer-readable data files containing detailed tabulations of the nation's population and housing characteristics produced from the 1980 Census. This series is comprised of STF 1A, STF 1B, STF 1C, and STF 1D. All files in the STF 1 series are identical, containing 321 substantive data variables organized in the form of 59 "tables," as well as standard geographic identification variables. All of the data items contained in the STF 1 files were tabulated from the "complete count" or "100-percent" questions included on the 1980 Census questionnaire. All four groups of files within the STF 1 series have identical record formats and technical characteristics and differ only in the types of geographical areas for which the summarized data items are presented. STF 1B contains summaries for states, standard metropolitan statistical areas (portions within states), counties, minor civil divisions (available for 20 states), places, census tracts or block numbering areas, and blocks or enumeration districts. There are 52 data files, one for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Housing items tabulated include occupancy/vacancy status, tenure, contract rent, value, condominium status, number of rooms, and plumbing facilities. Population items include demographic information such as age, sex, race, marital status, Spanish origin, household relationship, and household type. Selected aggregates, means, and medians are also provided.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]:  Summary Tape File 1B. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-01-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07975.v1

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Records in Parts 1-56 consist of 3,276 characters and have two record segments (physical records) of 1,638 characters each. Records in Part 72 consist of 2,700 characters and have two record segments of 1,350 characters each.

All persons and housing units in the United States.

self-enumerated questionnaires

census/enumeration data



2012-01-05 Two missing quotation marks were added to the value labels command in the SPSS Setup for All Parts Except Puerto Rico.

2003-02-06 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to the collection.


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