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U.S. Census - 1970


Questionnaire, instructions, and table headers
Online: 1970 Census (Census Bureau)
Census Questions: 1970 Census Questions

1970 Census of Population, vol. 1, Characteristics of the Population, Part A, Number of Inhabitants, in 2 sections
* GEOGRAPHIES:  United States, Regions, Divisions, State (by urban, rural farm and rural non-farm residence), Counties, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs), Urbanized areas, County subdivisions, Incorporated places, and Unincomporated places
* CONTENTS:   Contains 46 tables for the United States summary section, including
  -   Population and Land area, 1790 to 1970, United States
  -   Population, 1790 to 1970, Urban and rural
  -   Population distribution, 1790 to 1970
  -   Area and Population per square mile, 1920 to 1970
  -   House of Representatives Apportionment, 1789 to 1970
  -   Population, 1920 to 1970, State ranks
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, Counties
  -   Rank and Population, 1790 to 1970, Cities 100,000+
  -   Population, 1950 to 1970, SMSAs
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, Economic subregions
* Contains 15 tables for each State plus Puerto Rico and Outlying Areas, including
  -   Population, earliest to 1970, State, urban/rural
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, by Size of place
  -   Population, 1920 to 1970, by Urban and rural residence
  -   Population, 1970, Inside and outside SMSAs
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, Incorporated and unincorporated places
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, Places, incorporated and unincorporated 1,000+
  -   Population, 1900 to 1970, Incorporated places 10,000+
  -   Population and Land area, 1960 to 1970, Counites
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, Urbanized areas
  -   Population, 1960 to 1970, SMSAs
  -   Population, 1970, Congressional districts

1970 Census of Population, vol. 1, Characteristics of the Population, Parts 1 - 54/58 in 54 pts.
* Has a U.S. Summary volume (in 2 parts), a volume of each State and Puerto Rico, and a combined volume for Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Canal Zone, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
* Table Finding Guide - U.S. Summary
* Each volume is organized into 4 sections: Number of Inhabitants, General Population Characteristics, General Social and Economic Characteristics, and Detailed Characteristics
* Table Finding Guide - States
* Presents data in 216 tables for each state and outlying area on:
  -   Age, Race
  -   Nativity and parentage, Place of birth, Country of birth or country of origin, Mother tongue, Citizenship, Year of immigration
  -   Residence in 1965, Year moved into present house
  -   School enrollment, Years of school completed
  -   Vocational training, Work disability, Veteran status
  -   Martial status, Marital history, Fertility
  -   Households, Group quarters, Inmates of institutions
  -   Families, Subfamilies, Unrelated individuals
  -   Labor force status, Employment status, Weeks worked in 1969
  -   Occupation, Industry, Class of worker, Activity 5 years ago
  -   Place of work, Means of transportation to work
  -   Income in 1969, Earnings in 1969, Poverty status in 1969

1970 Census of Population, vol. 2, Subject Reports, in 40 vols.
* Comprised of Series PC(2) reports:
  -   National origin and language; Negro population; Persons of Spanish origin; Persons of Spanish surname; Puerto Ricans in the U.S.; American Indians; Japanese, Chinese, and Filipinos in the U.S.
  -   State of birth; Mobility for states and nation; Mobility for metropolitan areas; Lifetime and recent migration; Migration between state economic areas
  -   Women by number of children ever born; Fertility: childspacing and current fertility
  -   Family composition; Persons by family characteristics; Marital status; Age at first marriage; Persons in institutions and other group quarters
  -   School enrollment; Education attainment; Vocational training
  -   Employment status and work experience; Persons not employed; Persons with work disability; Journey to work; Veterans
  -   Occupational characteristics; Industrial characteristics; Occupation by industry; Government workers; Occupations and residence in 1965; Occupations of persons with high earnings
  -   Sources and structure of family income; Earnings by occupation and education; Income of the farm-related population
  -   Low-income population; Low-income areas in large cities
  -   Americans living abroad; State economic areas

1970 Census of Population and Housing, Census Tracts, in 241 reports
* For each covered SMSA, the report presents a series of 8 population and 5 housing tables
* Population
  -   General characteristics
  -   Social characteristics
  -   Labor Force characteristics
  -   Income characteristics
  -   General and social characteristics of the Negro population
  -   Economic characteristics of the Negro population
  -   General and social characteristics of persons of Puerto Rican birth or parentage
  -   Economic characteristics of persons of Puerto Rican birth or parantage
* Housing
  -   Occupancy, utilization and financial characteristics
  -   Structural, equipment, and financial characteristics
  -   Occupancy, utilization and financial characteristics of units with Negro head of household
  -   Structural, equipment, and financial characteristics of units with Negro head of household
  -   Characteristics of units with household head of Puerto Rican birth or parentage
* Tract maps are bound at the end of each report

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 1, Housing Characteristics for States, Cities, and Counties, in 54 parts
* Reports issued for the Nation, for each State, and outlying areas: Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Canal Zone, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
* Table Finding Guide - U.S. Summary
* Table Finding Guide - States
* Each report is divided into two sections: General housing characteristics and Detailed housing characteristics
* Data is organized by these categories:
  -   Summary characteristics
  -   Total housing units
  -   Total population
  -   Occupancy characteristics
  -   Vacancy characteristics
  -   Utilization characteristics [rooms, number of persons, bedrooms]
  -   Plumbing characteristics
  -   Structural characteristics
  -   Equipment, fuel and appliances
  -   Financial characteristics

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 2, Metropolitan Housing Characteristics, in 248 reports
* Contains one summary report for United States and Regions, and 247 reports for SMSAs
* Table Finding Guide - SMSA
* Data is displayed for these categories:
  -   Value
  -   Gross rent
  -   Income in 1969
  -   Plumbing and facilities by persons per room
  -   Rooms
  -   Units in structure
  -   Household composition
  -   Persons
  -   Duration of vacancy
  -   Sales price asked and rent asked

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 3, Block Statistics, in 278 reports
* Covers 236 urbanized areas and 42 selected areas (smaller cities, counties, etc.)
* Each report has two tables, Characteristics of housing units and population
  -   for Places of 2,500+ inhabitants
  -   by Blocks
* Block maps are bound at the end of each report

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 4, Components of Inventory Change, in 16 reports
* Contains one United States summary report, and one for each of 15 SMSAs

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 5, Residential Finance

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 6, Plumbing Facilities and Estimates of Dilapidated Housing

1970 Census of Housing, vol. 7, Subject Reports, in 9 parts
* Contents:
  -   Housing characteristics by household composition
  -   Housing of senior citizens
  -   Space utilization of the housing inventory
  -   Structural characteristics of the housing inventory
  -   Mover households
  -   Mobile homes
  -   Geographic aspects of the housing inventory
  -   Cooperative and condominium housing
  -   Housing of selected racial groups

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