This report contains the procedural history of the 1970 Census of Population and Housing. It includes pretests, dress rehearsals, geographic work, logistics and preparatory work, field enumeration, public information program, coverage improvement program, processing the data, Puerto Rico and the outlying areas, 1970 Census publication program, sampling and estimation, Census Employment Survey, research and assistance in data use, 1970 Census evaluation and research program, population and housing items on the U.S. household questionnaires, 1970 components of inventory change survey, and 1970 residential finance program.
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.