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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Educational Attainment

Report Number PC(2)-5B

Data on Years of School Completed by Age, Ethnic Origin, Occupation, Income, Etc.

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)-5B, presents detailed national statistics on educational attainment of the population 14 years old and over, in terms of years of school completed, in relation to various demographic, social, and economic characteristics. The statistics in this report are based on a 5-percent sample of the population.

Stats are included on years of school completed by age and sex cross-classified by ethnic origin and type of residence; and on years of school completed by age, color, sex, cross-classified by region of birth, labor force status by marital status, income, major occupation group, and occupation by earnings. National figures are shown in all of the tables, and statistics for regions and for urban and rural residence areas are included in many of the tables.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list), Contents, Introduction and Tables 1 – 6 (page 111).

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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