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Census Tract-Level Data, 1960

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, 1960 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
age; census data; census tract level; censuses; counties; demographic characteristics; education; household composition; household income; housing; housing conditions; labor force; marital status; occupations; populations; race; rental housing; rural areas; urban areas; White Americans
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains selected variables at the tract level from the 1960 Census of Population and Housing. Information is provided on population characteristics such as urban and rural residency, number of White and nonwhite population, persons aged 5, 14, 25, and older, nonwhite females aged 14 and older, married women in the labor force, persons in the experienced civilian labor force, and persons with Puerto Rican or Spanish birth or parentage, including the age and marital status of those with a Puerto Rican or Spanish surname. Information is also provided on housing characteristics such as occupancy and vacancy status of house, contract rent and gross rent, quality and value of housing, basement facilities, plumbing, heating equipment, source of water, sewage disposal, bathrooms and rooms, persons per room, household structure, units in structure, and persons in household unit, as well as household relationships. Other demographic variables provide information on age, race, sex, marital status, residence, years of schooling, occupation, employment status, place of work, and family income. The data were obtained from DUALabs, Inc.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: New Hampshire
    • DS2: Connecticut
    • DS3: Massachusetts
    • DS4: Rhode Island
    • DS5: Maine
    • DS6: Delaware
    • DS7: New York
    • DS8: District of Columbia
    • DS9: Maryland
    • DS10: Virginia
    • DS11: Pennsylvania
    • DS12: Louisiana
    • DS13: Florida
    • DS14: Georgia
    • DS15: Alabama
    • DS16: North Carolina
    • DS17: South Carolina
    • DS18: Michigan
    • DS19: Wisconsin
    • DS20: Minnesota
    • DS21: Nebraska
    • DS22: Iowa
    • DS23: West Virginia
    • DS24: Missouri
    • DS25: Kansas
    • DS26: Ohio
    • DS27: Kentucky
    • DS28: Indiana
    • DS29: Tennessee
    • DS30: Arkansas
    • DS31: Oklahoma
    • DS32: Texas
    • DS33: Hawaii
    • DS34: Oregon
    • DS35: Nevada
    • DS36: Arizona
    • DS37: Utah
    • DS38: Colorado
    • DS39: New Mexico
    • DS40: Washington
    • DS41: California
    • DS42: Illinois
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1960
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York (state)
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 14 years and older in developed and vacant housing units in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • Users of the Census Tract-Level Data, 1960 (ICPSR 7552) are advised that not all states are available in this collection. ICPSR does not have data for Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. The user is reminded that for some of the aforementioned states there is no data available since these states are not tracted.

2007-12-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 43 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7552 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • (author unknown). 1960 Censuses of Population and Housing: Procedural History. Washington, DC: United States Bureau of the Census. 1966.
  • Adams, Harreld S.. The Dingell-Lesinsky 1964 Primary Race. Western Political Quarterly.19, (4), 688-696.1966.
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  • Beshers, James M., Laumann, Edward O., Bradshaw, Benjamin S.. Ethnic Congregation-Segregation, Assimliation, and Stratification. Social Forces.42, (4), 482-489.1964.
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    • ID: (URL)
  • (author unknown). U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1) [various numbers, various cities]. Washington, DC: United States Bureau of the Census. 1961.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Census Tract-Level Data, 1960. Version 1. Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.