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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: School Enrollment

Report Number PC(2)-5A

Personal and Family Characteristics of Persons Enrolled in School or College and of Persons Not Enrolled

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)-5A, presents detailed statistics on school enrollment of the population 5 to 34 years of age, cross-classified by various demographic, social, and economic characteristics. The statistics in this report are based on a 5-percent sample of the population.

The tables in this report were designed to provide information about three major topics within the area of enrollment statistics. Tables l to 7 relate to the characteristics associated with enrollment status and with relative progress of enrollees as measured by age-grade school patterns. Tables 8 to 10 deal mainly with some characteristics of college students and of persons of college age who are not enrolled. Tables 11 to 16 are concerned primarily with persons 14 to 24 years old who are not enrolled in school.

Personal and family characteristics are shown for the last group according to their educational attainment to permit comparisons, for example, of the characteristics of high school dropouts with those of high school graduates at the same ages. National figures are shown in all of the tables, and statistics for regions and for urban and rural areas of residence are included in many of the tables.

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

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.


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