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U.S. Census: Earlier Censuses

1860 (Eighth Census)

1980

Organized into 4 chapters:

Chapter A: Number of Inhabitants

Chapter B: General Population Characteristics

Chapter C: General Social & Economic Characteristics

Chapter D: Detailed Population Characteristics

To find data, go to the Census of Population and Housing list.

  • Select the 1980 Census
  • Select 1980 Census of Population
  • Select Vol. 1 Characteristics of the Population
  • Select the state or the U.S. total
  • Select Title page to display the chapters

Note: some of the files are large and have been divided into sections.

 

Finding Guide

The reports for Chapters B, C, and D hve a table finding guide (right before the first data table) to identify tables by subject and geography.

Example: Chapter B guide

1970

Organized into 4 chapters:

Chapter A: Number of Inhabitants

Chapter B: General Population Characteristics

Chapter C: General Social & Economic Characteristics

Chapter D: Detailed Population Characteristics

To find data, go to the Census of Population and Housing list.

  • Select the 1970 Census
  • Select 1970 Census of Population
  • Select Vol. 1. Characteristics of the Population
  • Select the state or the U.S. total
  • Select the Title page to display the chapters

The Contents page of each chapter identifies which tables cover which geographies.

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Contact:
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.


Education:
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.