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1960 Census: Population, Selected Area Reports, Americans Overseas: Ethnic Origin, Education, Occupation, and Other Social and Economic Data for Americans Living Abroad in 1960

Report Number PC(3)-1C

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)-1C, presents statistics on the social and economic characteristics of the United States civilian population living abroad on April 1, 1960. All the data were collected on a complete-count basis. “Living abroad" is defined as residing outside the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas of the United States sovereignty or jurisdiction. The population abroad includes members of the Armed Forces, Federal civilian employees, dependents of these two groups, crews of merchant vessels, and other United States citizens living abroad.

The subjects covered in this report can be grouped into two categories:

(1) Items comparable to those included in the questionnaires for the United States, namely geographic area of residence, age, sex, race, nativity, place of birth, parents' birthplace, school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, relationship, employment status, occupation, industry, class of worker, and year last worked; and

(2) items of particular interest for persons abroad, namely citizenship, year left the United States, length of intended stay, ability to speak local language, academic degrees received, years of study in a technical institute, and fields of study.

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

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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