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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3A

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
automobile expenses; census data; citizenship; commuting (travel); demographic characteristics; disabilities; education; ethnicity; family background; family history; household composition; housing; housing conditions; income; marital status; population; states (USA)
  • Abstract

    Summary Tape File 3A contains sample data weighted to represent the total population. The collection also contains 100-percent counts and unweighted sample counts for total persons and total housing units. Additional population and housing variables include age, ancestry, disability, citizenship, education, income, marital status, race, sex, travel time to work, rent, tenure, value of housing unit, number of vehicles, and monthly owner costs. The data for the states include 178 population tables and 99 housing tables. The information for Puerto Rico includes 149 population tables and 101 housing tables. Data are provided for states and Puerto Rico and their subareas in hierarchical sequence down to the block group level.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Alabama
    • DS2: Alaska
    • DS4: Arizona
    • DS5: Arkansas
    • DS6: California
    • DS8: Colorado
    • DS9: Connecticut
    • DS10: Delaware
    • DS11: District of Columbia
    • DS12: Florida
    • DS13: Georgia
    • DS15: Hawaii
    • DS16: Idaho
    • DS17: Illinois
    • DS18: Indiana
    • DS19: Iowa
    • DS20: Kansas
    • DS21: Kentucky
    • DS22: Louisiana
    • DS23: Maine
    • DS24: Maryland
    • DS25: Massachusetts
    • DS26: Michigan
    • DS27: Minnesota
    • DS28: Mississippi
    • DS29: Missouri
    • DS30: Montana
    • DS31: Nebraska
    • DS32: Nevada
    • DS33: New Hampshire
    • DS34: New Jersey
    • DS35: New Mexico
    • DS36: New York
    • DS37: North Carolina
    • DS38: North Dakota
    • DS39: Ohio
    • DS40: Oklahoma
    • DS41: Oregon
    • DS42: Pennsylvania
    • DS44: Rhode Island
    • DS45: South Carolina
    • DS46: South Dakota
    • DS47: Tennessee
    • DS48: Texas
    • DS49: Utah
    • DS50: Vermont
    • DS51: Virginia
    • DS53: Washington
    • DS54: West Virginia
    • DS55: Wisconsin
    • DS56: Wyoming
    • DS72: Puerto Rico
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1990
  • Collection date: 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York (state)
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
Sampled Universe
All persons and housing units in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook for All Parts Except Puerto Rico is provided as an ASCII text file. The codebook for Puerto Rico is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 88 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 87 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 86 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 85 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 84 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 83 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 82 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 81 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 80 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.1999-12-29 Part 72, Puerto Rico, has been added to the data collection, with corresponding PDF codebook, database dictionaries, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9782 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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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 (1993): Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3A. Version 1. Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.