Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Extract Data (ICPSR 9693)

Published: Dec 21, 2007

Principal Investigator(s):
Terry K. Adams



Version V3

This extraction of data from 1980 decennial Census files (CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILES 3A AND 3B [ICPSR 8071, 8318]) was designed to provide a set of contextual variables to be matched to any survey dataset that has been coded for the geographic location of respondents, such as the PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS, 1968-1988 (ICPSR 7439). This geographic area data can also be analyzed independently with neighborhoods, labor market areas, etc., as the units of analysis. Over 120 variables were selected from the original Census sources, and more than 100 variables were derived from those component variables. The variables characterize geographic areas in terms of population counts, ethnicity, family structure, income and poverty, education, residential mobility, labor force activity, and housing. The geographic areas range from neighborhoods, through intermediate levels of geography, through large economic areas, and beyond to large regions. These variables were selected from the Census data for their relevance to problems associated with poverty and income determination, and 80 percent were present in comparable form in both the 1970 and 1980 Census datasets.

Adams, Terry K. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Extract Data. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09693.v3

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (88ASPE203A)

Ford Foundation (890-0047, 905-0790)

Rockefeller Foundation (GA-EO-8743)

Social Science Research Council



Population of the United States (which includes all 50 states and Washington, DC).

United States Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILES 3A AND 3B (ICPSR 8071 and 8318)

aggregate data



2007-12-21 SAS and SPSS setup files were added and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 13 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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