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Demographic Characteristics of the Population of Detroit, 1850-1880

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : census data
Creator
  • Vinyard, Jo Ellen
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-10
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; ethnicity; family; family size; foreign born; German Americans; household composition; Irish Americans; nationality; native born; nineteenth century; occupations; personal wealth; place of birth; population; school age children; urban areas
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides information for native-born Americans, Irish Americans, and German Americans living in Detroit, Michigan, between 1850 and 1880. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, occupation, marital status, marriage patterns, ethnic background, place of birth, and spouse's and parents' place of birth. Additional information is provided on family size, number of children of adults, number of individuals in the house beyond the immediate family, total number of individuals in the nuclear family, position of individuals within the family, number of children eligible to be in school, activities of school-age children, adult male skill level, literacy level, length of time the family had been in the United States, ownership and value of real estate, constitutional and legal status, and physical condition.
  • Methods

    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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1850 / 1880
    Time period: 1850--1880
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Individuals residing in Detroit, Michigan, between 1850 and 1880.
Sampling
Irish Americans, German Americans, and Native-born Americans residing in Detroit, Michigan
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 31 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00031.v1
Publications
  • Vinyard, JoEllen McNergney. The Education of Catholic Immigrants in Detroit, 1805-1925. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1998.
  • Vinyard, Jo Ellen. Inland urban immigrants: The Detroit Irish, 1850. Michigan History.57, (2), 121-139.1973.
  • Vinyard, Jo Ellen M.. The Irish on the Urban Frontier: Detroit, 1850-1880. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 1972.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Vinyard, Jo Ellen (1984): Demographic Characteristics of the Population of Detroit, 1850-1880. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00031