Documentation: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau
Document: Census Tract Data, 1940-1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File
citation:
Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
Census Tract Data, 1940-1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File
CFSC Data Correspondence
Censuses of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970
The following data is compatible for all of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970

Population
Total population
total white
total negro
total male
total female
5 yr. age groups by male, female 0-75+ for totals
5 yr. age groups by male, female 0-75+ for whites
(1940 must add native and foreign horn whites)
Country of birth of foreign born whites:
United Kingdom
Ireland
Norway
Sweden
Germany
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Austria
Hungary
U.S.S.R.
Italy
Canada
Mexico
Other
Schooling
Population 25+
No school years completed
Elementary 1-4
Elementary 5,6,7,8 (not strictly comparable)
High school 1-3
High school 4
College 1-3
College 4+
Not reported (1940, 1950)
n.b. median school school years is given for 1940, 1950, must be computed for 1960, 1970
Labor Force
Males, females aged 14+ (14-15 separate from 16+ in 1970)
In labor force
Armed forces
Employed civilian labor force
Unemployed (seeking work)
Class Of worker
Wage and salary
Unpaid family worker
Not reported (?)
Occupation by male, female
Professional, technical, kindred
Managers, officials, proprietors
Clerical and kindred
Sales (not available for 1940)
Operatives
Private household workers
Service
Laborers (question of consistent definition 1940-1970)
farm laborer's 1960, 1970
Housing
Occupancy status
All Dwelling units
Total occupied
Total owner occupied
White owner occupied
Negro owner occupied
Other non-white owner occupied
Total rental occupied
White tenant occupied
Negro tenant occupied
Other non-white tenant occupied
Vacant ... category includes 1940 - Vacant for sale or rent; not for sale or rent; 1950 - Vacant non-seasonal; vacant seasonal; 1960 - Available vacant; other vacant; 1970 - Vacant seasonal; for sale, for rent, other
Type of Unit
(not available for 1960 tape, but see arrays 2093-2098)
l-unit detached
l-unit attached
2 units (n.b. allocation problem 1950)
3-4 units
5+ units
Number of persons per dwelling unit
1 note: 1940, 1960 - # persons per household 1950, 1970 - # persons per dwelling unit
2
3
4
5,6
7+
Number of dwelling units with 1.01 persons per room or more
Value of Home
1940 1950 1960 1970
500- 3000- 5000- 5000-
500-699 3000-3999 5000-7499 5000-7499
700-999 4000-4999 7500-9999 7500-9999
1000-1999 5000-7499 10000-12499 10000-12499
2000-2499 7500-9999 12500-14999 12500-14999
2500-2999 10000-14999 15000-17499 15000-17499
3000-3999 15000+ 15500-19999 17500-19999
5000-5999 (median) 20000-24999 20000-24999
6000-7499   25000-34999 25000-34999
7500-9999   35000+ 35000-49999
10000-14999     50000+
15000-19999      
20000+      
(median)      
Monthly Contract Rent*
*Similar catagorization of values for 1940-1970
(Gross monthly rent also available)
Condition of Housing
Needing minor repairs
Lacking some or all plumbing facilities
Central heating
Radio, TV
n.b. Other housing condition data is not consistent over the four censuses due to varying definitions of substandard by the Census Bureau
The following data is comparable for 1950, 1960, 1970 only
Income (size categories)
Marital status
Year structure built (by age categories)
Geographical mobilily
1 yr rates 1950
5 yr rates 1960
5 yr rates 1970
The following data is comparable for 1960 and 1970 only
Latitude and longitude
Household relationship
School enrollment
Industry in which employed
Means of transportation to work
Place of work
Autos
Water and sewerage
Number of stories