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Census of Utah Territory, 1880 (ICPSR 8879)

Principal Investigator(s): Bean, Lee L.


The following information is reported for every individual enumerated in this census of the Utah Territory: name (last, first, middle), age, sex, race, marital status, occupation, ability to read and write, place of birth, parents' places of birth, place of residence, presence of illness or handicap, relationship to the head of the family, and whether or not a person was married, employed, or in school during the 12 months immediately preceding the census.

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Study Description


Bean, Lee L. Census of Utah Territory, 1880. ICPSR08879-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-08-26. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08879.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08879.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (HD-15455)

Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1880-06-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 1880-06

Universe:    All persons in Utah Territory on June 1, 1880.

Data Type(s):    census data

Data Collection Notes:

The 1880 Census of Utah Territory was computerized as part of a research project entitled the Mormon Historical Project. This dataset contains information on 142,711 of the 143,963 individuals enumerated in that census.


Sample:    Complete enumeration.

Data Source:

census enumeration schedules

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-03-03

Version History:

  • 2009-08-26 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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