Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Summary Statistic File 1B [First Count] (ICPSR 8122)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

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



Version V1

These data from the "100 percent" items in the 1970 Census comprise population and housing characteristics such as age, race, sex, marital status, occupancy/vacancy status of housing units, housing tenure, number of housing units in structure, number of rooms in housing units, value of housing, contract rent, and the presence of telephones, plumbing, and complete kitchen facilities. These characteristics are reported for states, counties, Minor Civil Divisions or Census County Divisions, places, and Congressional Districts. The data are in DUALabs, Inc. compressed format and require the use of special software.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States]: Summary Statistic File 1B [First Count]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08122.v1

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The codebook (Part 52) comprises Parts 1 and 2 of the 1970 Census Users' Guide, published by the Bureau of the Census.

In the 1970 Census Users' Guide, this data collection is named "First Count Summary Tape, File B."

2010-11-19 DS8: New Jersey was removed from the collection because the data file was incomplete.

The number of cases varies by state.

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 52 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1997-02-13 An electronic codebook in PDF format has been added as Part 52


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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