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Census Research Guide: 1960

About the 1960 Census

Census Bureau's "By Decade" website

Includes a variety of publications, questionnaires, datasets, and more

Highlights

  • 18th decennial census
  • US population: 179,323,175
  • California population: 15,717,204

Questions asked (see questionnaire)

Information obtained from all persons: Address; name; relationship to head of household; sex; race; month and year of birth; marital status.

Information obtained from 25-percent sample: Whether residence is on farm; place of birth; if foreign born, language spoken in home before coming to U.S.; country of birth of parents; length of residence at present address; state, county and city or town of residence 5 years ago; educational attainment; school or college attendance, and whether public or private school; whether married more than once and date of first marriage; for women ever married, number of children ever born; employment status; hours worked in week preceding enumeration; year last worked; occupation, industry, and class of worker; place of work-which city or town (and whether in city limits or outside), county, state; means of transportation to work; weeks worked last year; earnings last year from wages and salary, from self-employment; other income last year; veteran status.

Supplemental schedule for Americans overseas.

Statistics

Find all 1960 census publications in the Library.


Key publications:

Print available in the Library

Online access

Census of Population Vol. I: Characteristics of the Population
[C 3.223/9:960 v. 1 pt. 1-57]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 1A. Nativity and Parentage.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.1A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 1B. Persons of Spanish Surname.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt. 1 B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 1C. Nonwhite Population by Race
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.1C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 1D. Puerto Ricans in the United States.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.1D]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 1E. Mother Tongue of the Foreign Born.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.1E]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 2A. State of Birth.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.2A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 2B. Mobility for States and State Economic Areas.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.2B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 2C. Mobility for Metropolitan Areas.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.2C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 2D. Lifetime and Recent Migration.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.2D]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 2E. Migration Between State Economic Areas.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.2E]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 3A. Women by Number of Children Ever Born.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.3A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 3B. Childspacing.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.3B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 3C. Women by Children under 5 Years Old
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.3C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 4A. Families.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.4A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 4B. Persons by Family Characteristics.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.4B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 4C. Sources and Structure of Family Income.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.4C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 4D. Age at First Marriage.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.4 D]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 4E. Marital Status
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.4E]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 5A. School Enrollment.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.5A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 5B. Educational Attainment.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.5B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 5C. Socioeconomic Status.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.5C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 6A. Employment Status and Work Experience.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.6A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 6B. Journey to Work.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.6B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 6C. Labor Reserve.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.6C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7A. Occupational Characteristics.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7B. Occupation by Earnings and Education.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7C. Occupation by Industry.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7C]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7D. Characteristics of Teachers.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7D]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7E. Characteristics of Professional Workers.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7E]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 7F. Industrial Characteristics.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.7F]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 8A. Inmates of Institutions.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.8A]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 8B. Income of the Elderly Population.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.8B]

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Census of Population Vol. II: Subject Reports 8C. Veterans.
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 2 pt.8C]

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Census of Population Vol. III: Selected Area Reports
[C3.223/10: 960 v. 3 pt.1A-1E]

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Supplementary Reports PC(S1)
[C 3.223/12:960/18,43-45,47-48,50-56]

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Census of Population and Housing: Census Tract Reports
[C 3.223/11:960/82 (Los Angeles) and 135-136 (San Diego)]

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Census of Housing:Vol. I: States and Small Areas (9pts)
[C 3.224/9:960 v. 1 PT.]

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Census of Housing:Vol. II: Metropolitan Housing (7 pts)
[C 3.224/9:960  v.2 PT. 1-7]

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Census of Housing:Vol. III: City Blocks (421 pts)
[C 3.224/5:960 v. 3 PT. 1-421]

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Census of Housing:Vol. IV: Components of Inventory Change
[C 3.224/6:960/pt.1 A no. 1-18]

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Census of Housing:Vol. V: Residential Finance (2 pts)
[C 3.224/9:960 v. 5 PT.1-2]

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Census of Housing:Vol. VI: Rural Housing
[C 3.224/9:960  v. 6]

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Census of Housing: Vol. VII: Housing of Senior Citizens
[C 3.224/9:960  v. 7]

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Our growing population : United States census of population: 1960
[C 3.223/14:60-1/2]

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