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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Journey to Work

Report Number PC(2)-6B

Commutation Streams and Social and Economic Characteristics of Commuters in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas

The final reports of the 1960 Population Census are arranged in three volumes and a joint Population-Housing series of census tract reports. Volume II (Series PC(2) reports) are Subject Reports. Each report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-relationships are generally provided on a national and regional level. In a few reports, data for States or standard metropolitan statistical areas are also shown.

This report, designated as PC(2)-6B, classifies workers by place of residence and place of work. Data are presented on the daily flow of workers into, and out of, standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) of 250,000 or more as well as among the constituent parts of these areas.

Data are also provided on means of transportation to work and other characteristics of workers. For the purposes of this report, workers are defined as civilians employed and at work and members of the Armed Forces not sick, on leave, etc., during the week preceding census enumeration. The statistics are based on a 25-percent sample of the population.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list), Contents and Introduction.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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