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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1C (ICPSR 9834)

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


This collection provides 100-percent data for the United States and subareas. Geographic levels include the following: United States, regions, divisions, states, counties, places of 10,000 or more inhabitants, selected Minor Civil Divisions, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Urban Areas, and American Indian and Alaskan Native Areas. Population items include age, race, sex, marital status, Hispanic origin, household type, and household relationship. Population items are crosstabulated by age, race, Hispanic origin, or sex. Housing items include occupancy/vacancy status, tenure, units in structure, contract rent, meals included in rent, value, and number of rooms in housing unit. Housing data are crosstabulated by race or Hispanic origin of householder or by tenure. Selected aggregates and medians are also provided. Data are presented in 37 population tables and 63 housing tables.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States] Series

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DS1:  Main Data File - Download All Files (293.609 MB) large file
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DS2:  Data Dictionary
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DS3:  SAS Data Definition Statements - Download All Files (0.216 MB)

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DS4:  User Notes 2-3 and Technical Notes 1-6 (April-May 1991) - Download All Files (0.086 MB)
DS5:  Technical Notes 7-8 (February 1992) - Download All Files (0.021 MB)
DS6:  User Notes 4-7 and Technical Notes 9-18 (August 1992) - Download All Files (0.254 MB)
DS7:  User Notes 8-11 and Technical Notes 19-28 (August 1992-January 1993) - Download All Files (0.122 MB)
DS8:  User Note 12 (September 1993) - Download All Files (0.023 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1990 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILE 1C. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1992. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09834.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09834.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, census regions, demographic characteristics, ethnicity, Hispanic origins, household composition, housing, housing conditions, population, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990

Universe:    All persons and housing units in the United States.

Data Type(s):    census data


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-02-11


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