Decennial Census Information: 1970 Census Detailed Holdings


The final reports of the 1970 Census were published in four series: one for Population and one for Housing, one for Joint Population-Housing, and one for Additional Reports. There are also additional series of evaluation and procedural reports. The reports in Lehman Library are essentially complete, including tract maps with blocks indicated.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York City and State are highlighted.

Population

Housing

  • Volume 1
    Housing Characteristics for States, Cities, and Counties, HC(1)

    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.1, pt.A, pt.1-58 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This series consists of 58 reports -- one each for the U.S. each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Canal Zone, and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Each report contains two chapters: General Housing Characteristics and Detailed Characteristics. Part A consists of all of the chapters on General Housing Characteristics, combined and published separately.
        Each report contains a State map showing Counties, SMSAs, and Selected Places.
  • Volume 2
    Metropolitan Housing Characteristics, HC(2)
    .

    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.2, pt.1-248 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This series consists of 248 reports -- one for each standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA), presenting data for the SMSA and its central cities and places of 50,000 inhabitants or more, as well as a national summary report.
        Each report contains a State map showing Counties, SMSAs, and Selected Places.
  • Volume 3
    Block Statistics, HC(3)
    .

    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.3, pt.1-278
    - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This series consists of 278 reports -- one for each urbanized area showing data for individual blocks on selected housing and population subjects. The series also includes reports for the communities outside urbanized areas which have contracted with the Census Bureau to provide block statistics from the 1970 census.
        Block maps and index sheets are filed in slipcases in the back of each bound volume.
  • Volume 4
    Components of Inventory Change.

    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.4, pt.1-16 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This series contains data on the disposition of the 1960 inventory and the source of the 1970 inventory, such as new construction, conversion, mergers, demolitions, and other additions and losses. There are separate reports for the U.S. and 15 selected SMSAs.
    • Pt. 11: New York SMSA
  • Volume 5
    Residential Finance.

    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.5 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This volume presents data regarding the financing of privately owned nonfarm residential properties.
  • Volume 6
    Plumbing Facilities and Estimates of Dilapidated Housing.
    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.6 - Lehman Non-Circulating
  • Volume 7
    Subject Reports.
    HA 201 1970 .A6 v.7, pt.1-9 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    Each volume in this report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-classifications are generally provided on a national and regional level; in some reports, data for States or SMSAs are also shown.
    • Pt.1: Housing Characteristics by Household Composition
    • Pt.2: Housing of Senior Citizens
    • Pt.3: Space Utilization of the Housing Inventory
    • Pt.4: Structural Characteristics of the Housing Inventory
    • Pt.5: Mover Households
    • Pt.6: Mobile Homes
    • Pt.7: Geographic Aspects of the Housing Inventory
    • Pt.8: Cooperative and Condominium Housing
    • Pt.9: Housing of Selected Racial Groups
  • Housing Supplementary Report, HC(S1).
    HA 201 1970 .A6 Suppl.1-20 - Lehman Non-Circulating
    This series consists of reports on a variety of topics, mostly on a national level.
    • 1: Summary Housing Characteristics for the U.S., Regions, Divisions, and States
    • 2: General Housing Characteristics for the U.S., by Metropolitan and Urban-Rural Residence
    • 3: Characteristics of Occupied Housing Units by Household Composition and Tenure, for the U.S.
    • 4: Characteristics of Occupied Housing Units by Plumbing Facilities and Tenure, for the U.S.
    • 5: Characteristics of Occupied Housing Units by Rooms and Tenure, for the U.S.
    • 6: Detailed Housing Characteristics for the U.S., Regions, Divisions, and States
    • 7: Occupied Rural Housing Units and Rural Population by Farm-Nonfarm Residence for Counties in the U.S.
    • 8: Characteristics of Occupied Housing Units by Year Structure Built and Tenure, for the U.S.
    • 9: Characteristics of Occupied Housing Units by Units in Structure and Tenure, for the U.S.
    • 10: Income in 1969 of Families and Primary Individuals in Owner and Renter Occupied Housing Units for the U.S.
    • 11: Year Household Moved Into Unit for the U.S.
    • 12/corr.: Plumbing Facilities by Persons Per Room and by Income in 1969 of Families and Primary Individuals, for the U.S.
    • 13: Characteristics of Second Home Owners for the U.S.
    • 14: Characteristics of Spanish Language Households for the U.S.
    • 15: Value and Rent by Household Composition for the U.S.
    • 16: Graphic Summary of the 1970 Housing Census
    • 17: Real Estate Tax Data for Homeowner Properties for the U.S. and Regions
    • 18: Holder of First Mortgages (on Homeowner Properties) Made in 1967-1071 and in 1957-1960, for the U.S.
    • 19: Income of Homeowners of Mortgaged Properties Acquired in 1967-1971, for the U.S.
    • 20: Purchase Price of Mortgaged Homeowner Properties Acquired in 1967-1971, for the U.S.

Joint Population-Housing Reports

Other Reports

Publications About the 1970 Census

The Bureau of the Census published two series of publications about the 1970 Census of Population and Housing -- Evaluation Reports and Procedural Reports. Volumes in both series are useful to researchers interested in the census process itself.

The Bureau of the Census also published another series, Data Access Descriptions, some of which relate specifically to data collection in the 1970 census. The volumes which contain such content are listed below.

Evaluation Reports, PHC(E)

  1. The Quality of Residential Geographic Coding
    C 3.223/16:970/1 - U.S. Government Documents
  2. Tests of Birth Registration Completeness, 1964 to 1968
    C 3.223/16:970/2 - U.S. Government Documents
  3. Results and Analysis of the Experimental Mail Extension Test
    C 3.223/16:970/3 - U.S. Government Documents
    HA 37 .U52 1970d - Offsite
  4. Estimates of Coverage of Population by Sex, Race, and Age: Demographic Analysis
    C 3.223/16:970/4 - U.S. Government Documents
  5. The Coverage of Housing in the 1970 Census
    C 3.223/16:970/5 - U.S. Government Documents
    HD 7293 .A5 1973d - Offsite
  6. Effect of Special Procedures to Improve Coverage in the 1970 Census
    C 3.223/16:970/6 - U.S. Government Documents
  7. The Medicare Record Check: an Evaluation of the Coverage of Persons 65 Years of Age and Over in the 1970 Census
    C 3.223/16:970/7 - U.S. Government Documents
  8. Coding Performance in the 1970 Census
    C 3.223/16:970/8 - U.S. Government Documents
  9. Accuracy of Data for Selected Population Characteristics as Measured by Reinterviews
    C 3.223/16:970/9 - U.S. Government Documents
  10. Accuracy of Data for Selected Housing Characteristics as Measured by Reinterviews
    C 3.223/16:970/10 - U.S. Government Documents
  11. Accuracy of Data for Selected Population Characteristics as Measured by the 1970 CPS-Census Match
    C 3.223/16:970/11 - U.S. Government Documents
  12. The Employer Record Check
    C 3.223/16:970/12 - U.S. Government Documents
  13. Enumerator Variance in the 1970 Census
    C 3.223/16:970/13 - U.S. Government Documents

Procedural Reports, PHC(R)

  1. Procedural History
    HA 201 1970 .A5 PHC(R)-1 - Lehman
  2. Data-Collection Forms and Procedures
    HA 201 1970 .A5 PHC(R)-2 - Lehman
    Includes copies of all forms and questionnaires, including the short, 15-percent long, and 5-percent long questionnaires.
  3. Geographic Identification Code Scheme
    C 3.223/13-2:970/1-4 - U.S. Government Documents
  4. Surveys of Components of Inventory Change & Residential Finance: Principal Data-Collection Forms and Procedures
    HA 201 1970 .A5 F76/2 - Lehman

Data Access Descriptions, DAD

HA 201 1970 [no.] - Lehman Non-Circulating

  • 13: First Count Summary Tapes from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing (no holdings)
  • 14: Items Contained in the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 15: Contract Block Statistics Program
  • 16: Fourth Count Summary Tapes from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 17: Printed Reports from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 18: General Information About Summary Tapes
  • 19: Printed Reports from the 1970 Census -- Housing, Volume II
  • 20: Availability of Place of Work Data in the 1970 Census
  • 22: Fourth Count Summary Tapes from the 1970 of Population and Housing
  • 23: Fifth Count (ZIP Code) Summary Tapes from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 24: Public Use Samples of Basic Records from the 1960 and 1970 Censuses
  • 25: Third Count (Block) Summary Tapes from the 1970 of Population and Housing
  • 26: Second Count Summary Tapes from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 27: Printed Reports from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 28: Delineation of Problem Housing Areas
  • 29: Low-Income Data from the 1970 Census
  • 30: Sixth Count Summary Tapes from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 32: Subject Reports from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 33/2: 1970 Census Geography: Concepts, Products, and Programs (Revised, May 1979)
  • 36: 1970 Census Fifth Count for Zip Codes, Counties, and Smaller Areas
  • 39/2: Reports Related to the 1970 Census of Population and Housing
  • 41: Data on the Spanish Ancestry Population Available from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing