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Selected County-Level Variables from the Fourth Count 1970 U.S. Census of Population and Housing

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; citizenship; demographic characteristics; education; employment; ethnicity; household composition; housing; housing units; housing conditions; income; occupational status; occupations; population; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    This study contains data retrieved from the CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1970: FOURTH COUNT summary files on selected items that were not included in the COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1972 (ICPSR 0061). Data on age, sex, ethnicity, place of birth, level of education, employment status, occupation, and family income are reported for the population of each county and county equivalent in the United States as well as the District of Columbia. County equivalents are parishes in Louisiana, census divisions in Alaska, and independent cities in Virginia and Missouri. Identification variables such as names of counties, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas codes, and both the Census Bureau and ICPSR state and county codes are also provided. The data were originally compiled from the 1970 Census summary tapes by John McAdams of Harvard University. ICPSR added identification codes and county names, reformatted some substantive variables, and corrected some SMSA code values.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Population of the United States in 1970.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data map is provided as an ASCII text file.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7507 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Austin, Erik W., Clubb, Jerome M., Granda, Peter A., Flanigan, William H., Zingale, Nancy. Electoral participation in the United States, 1968-1986. Legislative Studies Quarterly.16, (1), 145-164.1991.
    • ID: (URL)

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Selected County-Level Variables from the Fourth Count 1970 U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Version 1. Census of Population and Housing, 1970 [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.