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1960 Census of Population: Selected Area Reports: Type of Place

Report Number PC(3)-1E

Demographic, Social, and Economic Data for States, by Urban-Rural and Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Residence

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)-1E, presents supplementary consolidations and classifications of the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the populations of the States by urban-rural and by metropolitan-nonmetropolitan residence in 1960. Data concerning age, marital status, households, families, fertility, and labor force status are presented for the total population, for persons in urbanized areas by whether living in central city or urban fringe, and for persons in standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) by whether in central city, other urban, rural-nonfarm, or rural-farm areas.

Data concerning nativity and color, education, occupation, and income are presented for the total population classified by urban-rural and by metropolitan-nonmetropolitan residence. The urban-rural classification includes the following categories: Central city of urbanized area, fringe of urbanized area, other urban, rural-nonfarm, and rural farm. In the metropolitan-nonmetropolitan classification, central cities of SMSA's are shown as a separate class, and the outlying parts of SMSA's and all area outside SMSA's are each classified as urban, rural nonfarm, or rural farm.

The data are presented for the United States, regions, and geographic divisions, for each of the ten largest States, for other geographic combinations of States, and for groupings of States made based on similarity in certain selected characteristics. These last groupings are in terms of such characteristics as population density, growth rate, dominance of the metropolitan population, industrialization, and selected social or economic characteristics of the population. In this report, the choice of groupings for each table depends upon the focus of interest in the formation, growth, characteristics, and differentiations of the population.

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

A Note on Language

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