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Philadelphia Social History Project: Grid Data, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
Creator
  • Hershberg, Theodore (University of Pennsylvania)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Philadelphia Social History Project Series
Publication Date
2014-07-30
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
Language
English
Free Keywords
age; demographic statistics; ethnic groups; population; population characteristics; population density; population distribution; population growth; population migration; population trends; race; racial integration; racial segregation; residential segregation
Description
  • Abstract

    This component of the Philadelphia Social History Project examines the demographic composition of city grid squares using census data from years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. The collection consists of two types of data files: (1) grid tallies, and (2) grid dictionaries. The grid tally files consist of counts of individuals living in PSHP grid squares, with totals broken down by race/ethnicity, sex, and age. The grid dictionary files link lines in the census manuscripts to PSHP grid squares, allowing users to follow the movements of census-takers as they moved house-to-house on foot, adding individuals to the printed census manuscript forms. The "grid" network consists of a set of vertical and horizontal lines drawn at fixed intervals across a city map, forming the foundation for the spatial organization of the data. The grid dictionary files show when census-takers crossed from one grid square to another; each row in the grid dictionary describes a set of rows that are in a specific grid square by listing the starting page/line and the ending page/line.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the grid data component of the Philadelphia Social History Project is to allow historic demographic researchers to analyze changes in the city's residential patterns; the data are especially useful for analyses of the evolving degree of residential integration versus segregation amongst various population subgroups.
  • Abstract

    For a detailed overview of the study design, including information regarding the development of the grid system, please see the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1850 Grid Tally
    • DS2: 1860 Grid Tally
    • DS3: 1870 Grid Tally
    • DS4: 1880 Grid Tally
    • DS5: 1850 Grid Dictionary
    • DS6: 1860 Grid Dictionary
    • DS7: 1870 Grid Dictionary
    • DS8: 1880 Grid Dictionary
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1850
  • Time period: 1860
  • Time period: 1870
  • Time period: 1880
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Grid units constructed over a city map of Philadelphia, PA, with census data integrated from years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Smallest Geographic Unit: grid coordinates
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (MH 16621). Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-05-09-0084-09).
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34982 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Drobis, Susan. Appendices. Historical Methods Newsletter.9, (2-3), 1976.
    • ID: 10.1080/00182494.1976.10112641 (DOI)
  • Drobis, Susan. Residential Differentiation and Occupation: Philadelphia, 1850-1880. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 1976.
  • Burstein, Alan. Residential Distribution and Mobility of Irish and German Immigrants in Philadelphia, 1850-1880. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 1975.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Hershberg, Theodore (2014): Philadelphia Social History Project: Grid Data, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. Version 1. Philadelphia Social History Project Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34982.v1