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1970 Census: Population, Population Counts for Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Preliminary Reports)


This report is based on preliminary counts of the population as compiled in the 1970 census field offices. The series consists of on report for each of the 233 standard metropolitan statistical areas currently recognized by the U.S. Bureau of the Budget. The reports for the 230 SMSA’s in the United States are numbered in alphabetical order, rather than in order of publication, as are reports numbered 231 through 233 for the three SMSA’s in Puerto Rico.

This report presents a summary of the preliminary state population counts previously published in the individual state reports of this series.

This report consists of population counts for Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the form of tables.


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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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