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Occupational Data from the 1860 United States Census

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • Fogel, Robert W.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Walgreen Foundation
Free Keywords
census data; employment; nineteenth century; occupational categories; occupations; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    This data collection was compiled from the 1860 Decennial Census. Data are presented for types of occupations and number of people employed in those occupations for the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Occupational data for the following territories are also included: Colorado, Dakota, Nevada, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1860
  • Collection date: 1992-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
Sampled Universe
All residents in the United States and territories that answered the 1860 Decennial Census.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9873 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09873.v1

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

Fogel, Robert W. (1993): Occupational Data from the 1860 United States Census. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.