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Census of Population, 1980 [United States]: Journey-to-Work

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; commuting (travel); demographic characteristics; driving habits; employment; ethnicity; income; population; public transportation; transportation
  • Abstract

    Summary statistics on travel to work are contained in this data file. For each geographic area described in the file, information is provided on location of residences, location of workplaces, demographics, and employment of the work force. Included are data on the occupation, industry, and earnings of workers, plus data on means of transportation, travel time, and workers with public transportation disabilities. Demographic information includes the age, race, sex, civilian/armed forces, and Spanish origin composition of the work force.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe of this study consists of all persons age 16 and older in the United States who were employed and at work during the 1980 census reference week.
This file contains data for all central cities, places of 25,000 or more population, and (in New England) Minor Civil Divisions.
Collection Mode
  • This file was originally created by the Census Bureau with a logical record length of 2,046 characters. Since characters 901-2,046 consisted enitrely of blank filler, ICPSR has trimmed the file to a record length of 900 characters. "Places" and Minor Civil Divisions are identified by numeric codes only. Area names can be obtained from the CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: MASTER AREA REFERENCE FILE (MARF) 2 (ICPSR 8258).

2009-12-10 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8465 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08465.v1
  • Holzer, Harry J., Ihlanfeldt, Keith R., Sjoquist, David L.. Work, Search, and Travel among White and Black Youth. Journal of Urban Economics.35, (3), 320-345.1994.
    • ID: 10.1006/juec.1994.1019 (DOI)

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1986): Census of Population, 1980 [United States]: Journey-to-Work. Version 2. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.