Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (C Sample): 1/1000 Sample (ICPSR 8212)

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


The Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) from the 1980 Census contain person- and household-level information from the "long-form" questionnaires distributed to a sample of the population enumerated in the 1980 Census. The C Sample identifies census regions, divisions, 27 individual states, and the District of Columbia. Four types of areas are shown: inside central cities, urban fringe, other urban, and rural. The C Sample separately identifies every urbanized area with a total population over 800,000, and roughly half of the urbanized areas between 200,000 and 800,000. As a percentage of the 1-percent Public Use Microdata Sample (C Sample) [CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (C SAMPLE): 1-PERCENT SAMPLE], this file constitutes a 1-in-1000 sample, and contains all household- and person-level variables from the original C Sample. Household-level variables include housing tenure, year structure was built, number and types of rooms in dwelling, plumbing facilities, heating equipment, taxes and mortgage costs, number of children, and household and family income. Person-level variables include sex, age, marital status, race, Spanish origin, income, occupation, transportation to work, and education.

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]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (C SAMPLE): 1/1000 SAMPLE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08212.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08212.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, household composition, housing, housing units, housing conditions, population

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980-04-01

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

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The household and person records in the data file have a record length of 193 characters and a combined total of 321,154 records.


Sample:    This sample, extracted from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (C SAMPLE): 1-PERCENT SAMPLE (ICPSR 8114) using a systematic selection procedure, comprises 0.1 percent of all households enumerated in the Census. The C Sample is a stratified sample of households that received the "long-form" questionnaire.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-11-12

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