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1960 Census: Population, Subject Reports, Women by Children Under 5 Years Old: Current Fertility by Social and Economic Characteristics of Women and Their Families


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)-3C, presents statistics on the fertility of women in the United States as measured by the number of their own children under 5 years old present in the household and also some data on own children 5 to 9 years old. The data are shown by demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the women and their families. Among the characteristics shown are: age, race, nativity, country of origin, education, marital status, age at first marriage, occupation, income in 1959, and housing characteristics.

Most of the statistics are based on a 5-percent sample of the population enumerated in the Eighteenth Decennial Census of Population, taken as of April 1, 1960, Some data on characteristics of housing are based on a 4-percent sample, as specified in the headnotes of the tables,

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


Tables 1 through 65

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.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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