Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Person and Housing Unit Counts for Tracts and Minor Civil Divisions (ICPSR 7970)

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


This data collection covers all census tracts and all minor civil divisions (MCD) or census county divisions (CCD) in the United States. All persons in the country were included in the file, which has counts for total population, population in group quarters, number of total housing units, and number of occupied housing units. There are 83,672 records in the file, one for each geographic unit, and each record is arranged in a sort sequence of record type, state, county and then MCD/CCD or tract.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PERSON AND HOUSING UNIT COUNTS FOR TRACTS AND MINOR CIVIL DIVISIONS. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07970.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07970.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, census county divisions, census tract level, demographic characteristics, household composition, households, housing, housing conditions, housing units, population, minor civil divisions

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980

Universe:    All persons and housing units in the United States in 1980.

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 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.


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28


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