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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Veterans

Report Number PC(2)-8C

Selected Social and Economic Data for Former Members of the Armed Forces

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)-8C, presents detailed national statistics on the social and economic characteristics of the civilian male veteran population 14 years old and over. These statistics are based on a 5-percent sample of the population and derived from tabulations prepared at the request and expense of the Veterans Administration.

Data are included on mobility status, years of school completed, marital status, family characteristics and relationship, employment status, weeks worked in 1959, major occupation group, income in 1959, and tenure and value of housing unit. Generally, separate statistics are presented for war veterans and veterans of peacetime service and for total and nonwhite veterans.

Table 1 presents data on veterans by single years of age by period of service. It is followed by a group of tables (tables 2 to 4) presenting data on migration. Tables 5 to 8 present statistics on marital status, families, and various labor force characteristics. The major part of the report is concerned with data on personal income and the income of families headed by veterans, cross-classified by a variety of relevant characteristics (tables 9 to 18). Table 19 presents data on value of owner-occupied housing units cross-classified by family income for families headed by veterans and by male nonveterans.

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

A Note on Language

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