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1970 Census - Population, Subject Reports: Earnings by Occupation and Education


This report presents detailed statistics for the United States and regions on the earnings of males, 18 years old and over, and females, 18 to 64 years of age, classified by various demographic, social, and economic characteristics. 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

The tables present cross-classifications of earnings by characteristics such as occupation, educational attainment, labor force status, age, race, and Spanish origin.

  • Tables 1-6 – males
  • Tables 7-11 – females
  • Tables 3, 4, 9, and 10 – selected regions


  • 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. All tables are based on the 5-percent sample (see "Data Collection Procedures" in Appendix A).

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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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