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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Marital Status

Report Number PC(2)-4C

This report presents detailed statistics for the United States on the marital status of the population 14 years old and over and data for married couples cross-classified by various characteristics of husband and wife. The statistics are based on the 1970 Census of Population.

The text consists of an introduction and Appendices A through E, which appear after the tables.

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-9 – marital status for persons 14 years old and over by characteristics such as race, type of residence, years of school completed, whether married more than once, whether known to have been widowed or divorced, years since first marriage, occupation, and income in 1969
  • Tables 10-17 – married couples cross-classified by characteristics of husband and wife such as age, race, ethnic origin, years of school completed, income in 1969, nativity, and parentage


  • Appendix A. General Information Concerning the Data
  • Appendix B. Area Classifications
  • Appendix C. Definitions and Explanations of Subject Characteristics
  • Appendix D. Accuracy of the Data
  • Appendix E. Publication and Computer Summary Tape Program

Sample size. The statistics in this report are based on a sample inflated to represent the total population. Tables 1 to 16 are based on the 5-percent sample, and table 17 is based on the 15-percent sample (see "Data Collection Procedures" in Appendix A).

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A Note on Language

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