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Demographic Characteristics of Washtenaw County, Michigan, in 1860 (ICPSR 8445)

Principal Investigator(s): Vinovskis, Maris A.


The names and occupations of inhabitants of Washtenaw County, Michigan, were transcribed from the 1860 Census enumerations to construct this data collection. In addition to demographic characteristics such as age, sex, and race, information is provided for each individual on property value, place of birth, school attendance, literacy, and physical or mental handicaps. The record for each individual includes "dwelling" and "household" codes, allowing users to analyze the data by family or by housing unit.

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Study Description


Vinovskis, Maris A. Demographic Characteristics of Washtenaw County, Michigan, in 1860. ICPSR08445-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08445.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08445.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, education, households, occupations, property values

Geographic Coverage:    Michigan, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1860

Universe:    Population of Washtenaw County, Michigan, living in households.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data


Data Source:

Census records from 1860

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-12-20

Version History:

  • 1999-04-12 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared and are now available with this collection. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file.



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