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Population of Counties, Towns, and Cities in the United States, 1850 and 1860

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration
Creator
  • Fishman, Michael J. (University of Chicago. Center for Population Economics)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1991-03-05
Funding Reference
  • University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Center for Population Economics
Language
English
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information about the population of each county, town, and city of the United States in 1850 and 1860. Specific variables include tabulations of white, black, and slave males and females, and aggregate population for each town. Foreign-born population, total population of each county, and centroid latitudes and longitudes of each county and state were also compiled.
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1850 / 1860
    Time period: 1850--1860
  • Collection date: 1962
Sampled Universe
All United States counties, towns, and cities in 1850 and 1860. The list was obtained from published data in POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain alphabetic codes.

Note
2009-02-17 SAS and Stata setups have been added to this data collection. Funding insitution(s): University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Center for Population Economics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9424 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09424.v1
Publications
  • Costa, Dora L.. Height, Wealth, and Disease Among the Native-Born in the Rural, Antebellum North. Social Science History.17, (3), 355-384.1993.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1171430 (URL)

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

Fishman, Michael J. (1991): Population of Counties, Towns, and Cities in the United States, 1850 and 1860. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09424.v2