Census of Population and Housing [United States], 1960 Public Use Sample: Modified 1/1000 State Samples (ICPSR 7924)

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


This collection consists of modified records from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1960 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE [UNITED STATES]: ONE-IN-ONE HUNDRED SAMPE (ICPSR 7756). The original records consisted of 120-character household records and 120-character person records, whereas the new modified records are rectangular (each person record is combined with the corresponding household record) with a length of 188, after the deletion of some items. Additional information was added to the data records including typical educational requirement for current occupation, occupational prestige score, and group identification code. This version differs from the original public-use sample in the following ways: ages of persons 15-74 are included, 10 percent of the Black population from each file is included, and Mexican Americans (identified by a Spanish surname) from outside Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas are not included. This dataset uses the 1970 equivalent occupational codes. The Census Bureau originally used two separate codes for the 1970 and 1960 files, but these have been modified and are now identical.

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 [UNITED STATES], 1960 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE: MODIFIED 1/1000 STATE SAMPLES. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census/Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, National Chicano Research Network [producers], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07924.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07924.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, education, employment, ethnicity, household composition, housing, housing conditions, income, occupational status, occupations, population, Mexican Americans

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980

Universe:    All persons and housing units in the United States in 1960.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The National Chicano Research Network located in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan provided the collection. (2) 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.


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Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28

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