Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Group Quarters Population by Age, Sex, Race and Spanish Origin (ICPSR 8341)

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


This data collection contains a complete or 100-percent count of all persons in group quarters by sex and single years of age up to 74 years old with a category for all persons 75 years old and older, as well as a total. The distribution is repeated for 18 racial/ethnic groups. The group quarters population includes persons in institutional group quarters such as homes, schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically and mentally handicapped, hospitals or wards for mental, tubercular, or chronically ill patients, homes for unwed mothers, nursing, convalescent, and rest homes for the aged and dependent, orphanages, and correctional facilities. Noninstitutional group quarters cover rooming and boarding houses, general hospitals, including nurses' and interns' dormitories, college student dormitories, religious group quarters, and similar housing. Data are available for all counties and independent cities.

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]: GROUP QUARTERS POPULATION BY AGE SEX, RACE, AND SPANISH ORIGIN. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08341.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08341.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, cities, counties, demographic characteristics, gender, Hispanic origins, ethnicity, group homes, housing, race

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980

Universe:    All persons living in group quarters in the United States in 1980.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

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Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-03-18


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