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Demographic Characteristics of Washtenaw County, Michigan, in 1860

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • Vinovskis, Maris A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; education; households; occupations; property values
  • Abstract

    The names and occupations of inhabitants of Washtenaw County, Michigan, were transcribed from the 1860 Census enumerations to construct this data collection. In addition to demographic characteristics such as age, sex, and race, information is provided for each individual on property value, place of birth, school attendance, literacy, and physical or mental handicaps. The record for each individual includes "dwelling" and "household" codes, allowing users to analyze the data by family or by housing unit.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1860
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Population of Washtenaw County, Michigan, living in households.
1999-04-12 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared and are now available with this collection. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8445 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Vinovskis, Maris A. (1985): Demographic Characteristics of Washtenaw County, Michigan, in 1860. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.