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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports. Socioeconomic Status

Report Number PC(2)-5C

Socioeconomic Measures by Age, Race, Nativity, Marital Status, Fertility, Income, Housing, 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)-5C, presents detailed statistics on the relationship of socioeconomic status to selected demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the population. Two summary socioeconomic measures developed in connection with the 1960 Census program are used: (1) A multiple-item socioeconomic status score, and (2) a status consistency type, which is designed to indicate whether the components of the multiple-item score (occupation, educational attainment, and level of family income) are at about the same or different levels. The data are based on a 5-percent sample of the population.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list), Contents, Introduction and Tables 1 – 6 (page 79).

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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