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Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3F, School Districts

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; educational background; employment; ethnicity; household composition; housing; housing conditions; income; occupational status; population; school districts
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a component of Summary Tape File 3, which consists of six sets of data containing detailed tabulations of the nation's population and housing characteristics produced from the 1980 Census. This series is comprised of STF 3A, STF 3B, STF 3C, STF 3D, STF 3E, and STF 3F. The STF 3 files contain sample data inflated to represent the total United States population. All files in the STF 3 series are identical, containing 321 substantive data variables organized in the form of 150 tables, as well as standard geographic identification variables. Files vary in terms of geographic summary levels and amount of detail. STF 3F, the School Districts file, is a special tabulation that provides summary level data for school districts by state (summary level 40) including the District of Columbia, and by county or county equivalent (summary level 41). Population items tabulated include age, race (provisional data), sex, marital status, Spanish origin (provisional data), household type, and household relationship. Housing items tabulated include occupancy/vacancy status, tenure, contract rent, value, condominium status, number of rooms, and plumbing facilities. Selected aggregates, means, and medians are also provided.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons and housing units in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The STF 3F has a record size of 12,096 characters. Each record is divided into 6 segments of 2,016 characters each. File positions 0001-0252 and 11620-12096 should be read as alphanumerics. The remaining portion of the file should be read as numerics. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2003-04-11 A corrected data file and new documentation are now available.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3518 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03518.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (2002): Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3F, School Districts. Version 1. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.