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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Mobility for States and the Nation

Report Number PC(2)-2B

This report presents statistics on geographical mobility of persons 5 years old and over during the period 1965 to 1970. The data were obtained from a question on residence on April 1, 1965, asked in the 1970 Census of Population and Housing.

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

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-22 – general mobility status of persons according to social, economic, and housing characteristics
  • Tables 23-41 – selected social and economic characteristics of persons in terms of region of birth and residence in 1965
  • Tables 42-49 – area-to-area flows of various population subgroups, with areas defined in terms of regions, divisions, or individual States
  • Tables 50-59 – inmigrants or outmigrants for individual States


  • 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 15-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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