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1960 Census: Population, Selected Area Reports, Size of Place: Social and Economic Data by Size of Urbanized Area and Size of Urban Place

Report Number PC(3)-1B

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(3) reports) are Selected Area 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(3)-1B, presents statistics for four size categories of urbanized areas, subdivided by residence in central cities and in the fringe, and, for the population residing outside urbanized areas, by size of place cross-classified by metropolitan-nonmetropolitan residence, for the United States and the four regions. Somewhat abridged data on the characteristics of the nonwhite population are also shown for the United States and the South.

The demographic and social characteristics shown in this report for the total population are age by sex and color, nativity and parentage. State of birth of the native population, country of origin of the foreign born, year moved into present house, residence in 1955, school enrollment, years of school completed, marital status, married couples and families, and number of children ever born.

Economic characteristics presented are employment status, age and marital status of the labor force, occupation and industry, place of work and means of transportation to work, and family and personal income.

All the statistics in this report are based on a 25-percent sample of the population, although those on age, sex, color, relationship to head of household, and marital status were collected on a complete-count basis.

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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