My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample): 1/1000 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, 1980 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; household composition; household expenditures; household income; housing; housing units; housing conditions; population; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    The Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) contain person- and household-level information from the "long-form" questionnaires distributed to a sample of the population enumerated in the 1980 Census. The A Sample identifies every state, county groups, and most individual counties with 100,000 or more inhabitants (350 in all). In many cases, individual cities or groups of places with 100,000 or more inhabitants are also identified. As a percentage of the 5-Percent Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample) [CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (A SAMPLE): 5-PERCENT SAMPLE (ICPSR 8101)], this file constitutes a 1-in-1000 sample, and contains all household- and person-level variables from the original A Sample. Household-level variables include housing tenure, year structure was built, number and types of rooms in dwelling, plumbing facilities, heating equipment, taxes and mortgage costs, number of children, and household and family income. Person-level variables include sex, age, marital status, race, Spanish origin, income, occupation, transportation to work, and education.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: Data Dictionary
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980-04-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons and housing units in the United States.
This sample, extracted from CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLE (A SAMPLE): 5-PERCENT SAMPLE (ICPSR 8101) using a systematic selection procedure, comprises 0.1 percent of all households enumerated in the Census. The A Sample is a stratified sample of households that received the long-form questionnaire.
Collection Mode
  • The household and person records in the data file have a record length of 193 characters and contain a combined total of 320,881 records.

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
  • 8210 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08210.v1
  • Rosenfeld, Michael J.. Measures of assimilation in the marriage market: Mexican Americans 1970-1990. Journal of Marriage and Family.64, (1), 152 -2002.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2002.00152.x (DOI)
  • Jacobsen, Joyce P., Pearce, James Wishart, III, Rosenbloom, Joshua L.. The effects of childbearing on married women's labor supply and earnings: Using twin births as a natural experiment. Journal of Human Resources.34, (3), 449-474.1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Gray, Jeffrey S.. Divorce-Law Changes, Household Bargaining, and Married Women's Labor Supply. American Economic Review.88, (3), 628-642.1998.
  • Carr, Deborah. Two paths to self-employment?: Women's and men's self-employment in the United States, 1980. Work and Occupations.23, (1), 26 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888496023001003 (DOI)
  • Horton, Hayward Derrick. Population Change and the Employment Status of College Educated Blacks. Research in Race and Ethnic Relations.8, 99-114.1995.
  • King, Mary C.. Human capital and black women's occupational mobility. Industrial Relations.34, (2), 282-298.1995.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1995.tb00373.x (DOI)
  • Logan, John R., Alba, Richard D., McNulty, Thomas L.. Ethnic Economies in Metropolitan Regions: Miami and Beyond. Social Forces.72, (3), 691-724.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Borjas, George J., Trejo, Stephen J.. Immigrant Participation in the Welfare System. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.44, (2), 195-211.1991.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Zhou, Min, Logan, John R.. In and Out of Chinatown: Residential Mobility and Segregation of New York City's Chinese. Social Forces.70, (2), 387-407.1991.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Fishback, Price V., Terza, Joseph V.. Are estimates of sex discrimination by employers robust? The use of never-marrieds. Economic Inquiry.27, (2), 271 -1989.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1989.tb00782.x (DOI)
  • Wallace, Steven P.. The New Urban Latinos: Central American in a Mexican Immigrant Environment. Urban Affairs Quarterly.25, (2), 239-264.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208168902500204 (DOI)
  • Snipp, C. Matthew, Sandefur, Gary D.. Earnings of American Indians and Alaskan Natives: The Effects of Residence and Migration. Social Forces.66, (4), 994-1008.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bates, Timothy. Self-Employed Minorities: Traits and Trends. Social Science Quarterly.68, (3), 539-551.1987.
  • Berger, Mark C., Blomquist, Glenn C., Waldner, Werner. A Revealed-Preference Ranking of Quality of Life for Metropolitan Areas. Social Science Quarterly.68, (4), 761-778.1987.
  • Borjas, George J.. Immigrants, Minorities, and Labor Market Competition. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.40, (3), 382-392.1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Kraut, Robert E., Grambsch, Patricia. Home-Based White Collar Employment: Lessons from the 1980 Census. Social Forces.66, (2), 410-426.1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Frisbie, W. Parker, Opitz, Wolfgang, Kelly, William R.. Marital Instability Trends Among Mexican Americans as Compared to Blacks and Anglos: New Evidence. Social Science Quarterly.66, (3), 587-601.1985.

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, 1980 [United States]: Public Use Microdata Sample (A Sample): 1/1000 Sample. Archival Version. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.