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Census of Population and Housing, 1960 Public Use Sample: One-in-One-Hundred Sample

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
age; census data; censuses; demographic characteristics; education; employment; families; gender; household composition; household income; households; housing; living arrangements; marital status; metropolitan statistical areas; national identity; occupations; populations; race; states (USA)
  • Abstract

    This collection contains individual-level and 1-percent national sample data from the 1960 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Census Bureau. It consists of a representative sample of the records from the 1960 sample questionnaires. The data are stored in 30 separate files, containing in total over two million records, organized by state. Some files contain the sampled records of several states while other files contain all or part of the sample for a single state. There are two types of records stored in the data files: one for households and one for persons. Each household record is followed by a variable number of person records, one for each of the household members. Data items in this collection include the individual responses to the basic social, demographic, and economic questions asked of the population in the 1960 Census of Population and Housing. Data are provided on household characteristics and features such as the number of persons in household, number of rooms and bedrooms, and the availability of hot and cold piped water, flush toilet, bathtub or shower, sewage disposal, and plumbing facilities. Additional information is provided on tenure, gross rent, year the housing structure was built, and value and location of the structure, as well as the presence of air conditioners, radio, telephone, and television in the house, and ownership of an automobile. Other demographic variables provide information on age, sex, marital status, race, place of birth, nationality, education, occupation, employment status, income, and veteran status. The data files were obtained by ICPSR from the Center for Social Analysis, Columbia University.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: California (part three)
    • DS2: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii
    • DS3: New York (part two)
    • DS4: New York (part three) and Pennsylvania (part one)
    • DS5: California (part one)
    • DS6: California (part two)
    • DS7: Michigan (part two) and Indiana
    • DS8: Wisconsin
    • DS9: Missouri
    • DS10: Illinois (part two)
    • DS11: Michigan (part one)
    • DS12: North Carolina and South Carolina
    • DS13: Florida (part one) and Georgia
    • DS14: Florida (part two) and Virginia
    • DS15: Alabama and Mississippi
    • DS16: Pennsylvania (part two)
    • DS17: Pennsylvania (part three) and New Jersey
    • DS18: Iowa and Minnesota
    • DS19: Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota
    • DS20: Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia
    • DS21: Tennessee and Kentucky
    • DS22: Texas (part one)
    • DS23: Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    • DS24: Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine
    • DS25: New York (part one)
    • DS26: Texas (part two) and Oklahoma
    • DS27: Louisiana and Arkansas
    • DS28: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
    • DS29: Ohio (part one)
    • DS30: Ohio (part two) and Illinois (part one)
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1960
  • Collection date: 1960
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York (state)
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Sampled Universe
About 600,000 households and group quarters segments, and about 1,800,000 persons in the United States.
One sample household for every 100 households, and persons in group quarters in the United States. Records have been sampled on a household-by-household basis so that the characteristics of family members may be interrelated and related to the characteristics of the housing unit.
2006-01-18 File CB7756.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7756 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Census of Population and Housing, 1960 Public Use Sample: One-in-One-Hundred Sample. Archival Version. Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.