Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AC-015-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1850

Subject Area: County

Bibliographic Citation: Population of counties, towns, and cities in United States, 1850 and 1860.  [machine-readable data file] / Fishman, Michael J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9424

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only.

Abstract: This data collection contains information about the population of each county, town, and city of the United States in 1850 and 1860. Specific variables include tabulations of white, black, and slave males and females, and aggregate population for each town. Foreign-born population, total population of each county, and centroid latitudes and longitudes of each county and state were also compiled.

SOURCE: POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860, WASHINGTON DC: Government Printing Office, 1864

UNIVERSE: All United States counties, towns, and cities in 1850 and 1860. The list was obtained from published data in POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860.

NOTE: The data contain alphabetic codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: census/enumeration

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1850-1860

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1962

FUNDING AGENCY: The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Center for Population Economics.

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