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Census of Population, 1910 [United States]: Public Use Sample (ICPSR 9166)

Principal Investigator(s): Preston, Samuel H., University of Pennsylvania. Population Studies Center


This nationally representative sample of the United States population in 1910 was drawn from manuscript census schedules. The file contains a record for each household selected in the sample, and supplies variables describing the location, type, and composition of the households. Each household record is followed by a record for each individual residing in the household. Information on individuals includes demographic characteristics, occupation, literacy, nativity, ethnicity, and fertility.

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Study Description


Preston, Samuel H. Census of Population, 1910 [United States]: Public Use Sample. ICPSR09166-v1. Ann Arbor, MI.: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09166.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09166.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HD17199, HD22099, and SES85-02250)
  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, household composition, households

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1910-04-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 1910

Universe:    Manuscript census records from 1910 for the 46 United States, the territories of Arizona and New Mexico, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, and overseas military personnel.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

This dataset has two levels. The first level contains 30 variables and one record per case for each of 88,814 households. The second level contains 44 variables and one record per case for each of 366,239 individuals residing in those households. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.


Sample:    The sampling design employed was a 1-in-250 stratified random sample, self-weighted.

Data Source:

United States Bureau of the Census 1910 Manuscript Schedules


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-05-04

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