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Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Extract Data

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Adams, Terry K.
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Social Science Research Council
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; education; employment; ethnicity; family structure; household composition; housing; housing units; housing conditions; income; labor force; population; population characteristics; poverty
  • Abstract

    This extraction of data from 1980 decennial Census files (CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILES 3A AND 3B [ICPSR 8071, 8318]) was designed to provide a set of contextual variables to be matched to any survey dataset that has been coded for the geographic location of respondents, such as the PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS, 1968-1988 (ICPSR 7439). This geographic area data can also be analyzed independently with neighborhoods, labor market areas, etc., as the units of analysis. Over 120 variables were selected from the original Census sources, and more than 100 variables were derived from those component variables. The variables characterize geographic areas in terms of population counts, ethnicity, family structure, income and poverty, education, residential mobility, labor force activity, and housing. The geographic areas range from neighborhoods, through intermediate levels of geography, through large economic areas, and beyond to large regions. These variables were selected from the Census data for their relevance to problems associated with poverty and income determination, and 80 percent were present in comparable form in both the 1970 and 1980 Census datasets.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Tract/BNA Level, STF 3A Data
    • DS2: Enumeration Districts, STF 3A Data
    • DS3: Minor Civil Divisions, STF 3A Data
    • DS4: Places, STF 3A Data
    • DS5: Five-Digit Zip Codes, STF 3B Data
    • DS6: Counties, STF 3A Data
    • DS7: Labor Market Areas, STF 3A Data
    • DS8: State Economic Areas, STF 3A Data
    • DS9: Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas, STF 3A Data
    • DS10: Economic Sub-Regions, STF 3A Data
    • DS11: States, STF 3A Data
    • DS12: Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas, STF 3A Data
    • DS13: Data Documentation
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Population of the United States (which includes all 50 states and Washington, DC).
2007-12-21 SAS and SPSS setup files were added and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 13 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (88ASPE203A). Ford Foundation (890-0047, 905-0790). Rockefeller Foundation (GA-EO-8743). Social Science Research Council.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9693 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09693.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09693.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Adams, Terry K. (1992): Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Extract Data. Version 2. Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States] Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.