Census of Population and Housing, 1960 Public Use Sample [United States]: One-In-One Thousand Sample (ICPSR 54)

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


This data collection (one-in-one thousand person national sample), which contains individual-level data from the 1960 Census of Population and Housing, provides information on household and personal characteristics. Data on household characteristics include the structure of the house, housing quality, the head of the household, roomers, boarders or lodgers, the number of rooms, the number of persons per room, rent, the year moved into unit, tenure, commercial usage, farmland, the availability of telephones, television, bathtub or shower, flush toilet, heating equipment, sewage disposal, and the source of water. Demographic information includes sex, race, age, place of birth, education, employment, income, family unit membership, age at first marriage, number of times married, and veteran status.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1960 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE: ONE-IN-ONE THOUSAND SAMPLE. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1973. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00054.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00054.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, ethnicity, families, household composition, housing, housing conditions, occupations, population

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1960

Data Type(s):    census enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    At the time a household or group quarters person was selected in the one-in-one-hundred sample (see ICPSR 7756), it was assigned a subsample number within each of the 38 strata. These subsample numbers range from 00 to 99. A sample of one-in-one-thousand was selected using the units digit of the subsample numbers. Thus, the one-in-one-thousand sample is a stratified systematic subsample of the one-in-one-hundred sample.

Data Source:

United States Census of Population and Housing, 1960


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28

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