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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: State of Birth

Report Number PC(2)-2A

This report presents statistics on State of birth and residence in 1970 for the native population of the United States. The data 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. This report consists of five major blocks of tables.

  • Tables 1-12 – summary data comparing State or region of birth and State or region of residence in 1970 according to age and sex for the total,, white, Negro, and Spanish-origin populations
  • Tables 13-21 – State of birth by State residence for the total, white, Negro, and Spanish-origin populations by sex.
  • Tables 22-28 –  State of residence in 1970, by division of birth according to age and sex for the total, white, and Negro populations
  • Tables 29-35 – State of birth by division of residence in 1970 by age, sex, and race
  • Tables 36-37 – number of persons born in States other than their 1970 residence for various size-of-place categories and for individual standard metropolitan statistical areas.


  • 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 presented in this report are based on a 5-percent sample adjusted to represent the total population.

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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.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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