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Census of Population and Housing [United States], 1960 Public Use Sample: Modified 1/1000 State Samples

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
census data; demographic characteristics; education; employment; ethnicity; household composition; housing; housing conditions; income; occupational status; occupations; population; Mexican Americans
  • Abstract

    This collection consists of modified records from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1960 PUBLIC USE SAMPLE [UNITED STATES]: ONE-IN-ONE HUNDRED SAMPE (ICPSR 7756). The original records consisted of 120-character household records and 120-character person records, whereas the new modified records are rectangular (each person record is combined with the corresponding household record) with a length of 188, after the deletion of some items. Additional information was added to the data records including typical educational requirement for current occupation, occupational prestige score, and group identification code. This version differs from the original public-use sample in the following ways: ages of persons 15-74 are included, 10 percent of the Black population from each file is included, and Mexican Americans (identified by a Spanish surname) from outside Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas are not included. This dataset uses the 1970 equivalent occupational codes. The Census Bureau originally used two separate codes for the 1970 and 1960 files, but these have been modified and are now identical.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons and housing units in the United States in 1960.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The National Chicano Research Network located in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan provided the collection. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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
  • 7924 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07924.v1
  • Lichter, Daniel T., Eggebeen, David J.. Rich Kids, Poor Kids: Changing Income Inequality among American Children. Social Forces.71, (3), 761-780.1993.
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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 [United States], 1960 Public Use Sample: Modified 1/1000 State Samples. Archival Version. Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.