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1960 Census: Population, Supplementary Reports: Population, Subject Guide to 1960 Census Data for Negro Population

Report Number PC(S1)-46

The Bureau of the Census has published data on the Negro population in many of the reports of the 1960 Census. The guide presented here shows, in one place, the types of data available for the Negro population, the geographic detail for which they are presented, and the specific report in which they have been published.

In addition, data on the total nonwhite population are shown in most of the 1960 Census reports for a wide range of areas, including census tracts and city blocks. The material in the guide is confined to published data from the 1960 Census of Population; but information on unpublished data, data available from current surveys, or population estimates may be obtained by writing to the Chief, Population Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C., 20233.

Definitions of terms used in this guide can be found in U.S. Census of Population: 1960, Volume I, Characteristics of the Population, Part 1, United States Summary. Complete citations for the reports referred to in the guide are listed in the "Key to Sources."

The PDF to the right contains the 4-page guide.


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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