Census of Population, 1980 [United States]: Journey-to-Work (ICPSR 8465)

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


Summary statistics on travel to work are contained in this data file. For each geographic area described in the file, information is provided on location of residences, location of workplaces, demographics, and employment of the work force. Included are data on the occupation, industry, and earnings of workers, plus data on means of transportation, travel time, and workers with public transportation disabilities. Demographic information includes the age, race, sex, civilian/armed forces, and Spanish origin composition of the work force.

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

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population, 1980 [United States]: Journey-to-Work. ICPSR08465-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08465.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08465.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, commuting (travel), demographic characteristics, driving habits, employment, ethnicity, income, population, public transportation, transportation

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980

Universe:    The universe of this study consists of all persons age 16 and older in the United States who were employed and at work during the 1980 census reference week.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

This file was originally created by the Census Bureau with a logical record length of 2,046 characters. Since characters 901-2,046 consisted enitrely of blank filler, ICPSR has trimmed the file to a record length of 900 characters. "Places" and Minor Civil Divisions are identified by numeric codes only. Area names can be obtained from the CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: MASTER AREA REFERENCE FILE (MARF) 2 (ICPSR 8258).


Sample:    This file contains data for all central cities, places of 25,000 or more population, and (in New England) Minor Civil Divisions.

Data Source:

Census of Population and Housing, 1980

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1986-06-06

Version History:

  • 2009-12-10 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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