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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Mobility for Metropolitan Areas

Report Number PC(2)-2C

This report presents statistics on the movement of persons five years old and over to, from, and within the standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) of the United States 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.

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

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-5 – characteristics of movers between SMSA's, within SMSA's, and to SMSA's from nonmetropolitan areas
  • Tables 6-7 – characteristics of movers to nonmetropolitan areas from SMSA's of each size class and from other nonmetropolitan areas
  • Tables 8-14 – separate data for the Negro population for the same types of movement found in Tables 1-7
  • Table 15 – inmigrants and movers within individual metropolitan areas of 500,000 or more
  • Table 16 – outmigrants and movers within individual metropolitan areas of 500,000 or more
  • Tables 17-22 – poverty status and receipt of public assistance income with ethnicity, birthplace, and residence in 1965 for families of six selected cities


  • 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 inflated 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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