Decennial Census Information: 1990 Census Detailed Print Holdings


The final reports of the 1990 Census were published in three series: one for Population, one for Housing, and one for Population and Housing. An additional three series comprise reports about the census process itself: Content Determination Reports, Evaluation and Research Reports, and Reference Reports. The reports in Lehman Library are complete, except for tract maps which were not distributed to depository libraries in paper format. Each report series is linked to PDF versions of the publications, if available.

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

Census of Population

Census of Housing

  • General Housing Characteristics, CH-1
    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-1-1-55
    This report series consists of separate reports for the U.S., each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These reports provide detailed statistics derived from the 100% data on housing questions, including units in the structure, tenure, and value and rent.
    Part 34 - New York State: Section 1, Section 2
  • General Housing Characteristics
    American Indian and Alaska Native Areas

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-1-1A
  • General Housing Characteristics
    Metropolitan Areas: Section 1, 2, 3

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-1-1B/sect.1-3
  • General Housing Characteristics
    Urbanized Areas: Section 1, 2, 3

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-1-1C/sect.1-3
  • Detailed Housing Characteristics, CH-2
    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-2-1-55
    This report series consists of separate reports for the U.S., each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This report series summarizes the sample data relating to housing questions such as the number of bedrooms, plumbing and kitchen facilities, telephone, and source of water.
    Part 34 - New York State: Section 1, Section 2
  • Detailed Housing Characteristics
    American Indian and Alaska Native Areas

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-2-1A
  • Detailed Housing Characteristics
    Metropolitan Areas: Section 1, 2, 3

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-2-1B/sect.1-3
  • Detailed Housing Characteristics
    Urbanized Areas: Section 1, 2, 3

    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-2-1C/sect.1-3
  • Metropolitan Housing Characteristics, CH-3
    HA 201 1990 .A6
  • Residential Finance, CH-4
    HA 201 1990 .A6 CH-4-1

Census of Population and Housing

  • Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, CPH-1
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-1-1-55
    This report series consists of separate reports for the U.S., each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It provides total population and housing units counts as well as summaries of the statistics contained in the CP-1 and CH-1 series.
  • Population and Housing Unit Counts, CPH-2
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-2-1-55
    This report series consists of separate reports for the U.S., each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It contains data on total population and housing unit counts for 1990 and previous decennial censuses, listed for states, counties, MCDs, places, state component parts of MAs and UAs, and summary geographic areas.
    Part 34 - New York State
  • Population and Housing Characteristics for Census Tracts & Block Numbering Areas, CPH-3
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-3-1-346
    Data on most 1990 census subjects are shown for census tracts in metropolitan areas and census tracts or BNAs in the remaining (non-MA) portions of each state. Some tables use 100% data while other use sample data.
    Part 34 - New York State (outside metropolitan areas)
    Part 245H, sect. 1-6 - New York PMSA
  • Population & Housing Characteristics for Census Tracts & Block Numbering Areas, CPH-3: Maps
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-3-
    Holdings for the tract and block maps are incomplete, including only the metropolitan areas of New York State as follows:
    • 61: Albany-Schenectady-Troy CMSA, NY; Buffalo, NY PMSA
    • 89: Binghamton, NY MSA
    • 100A&B: Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY PMSA
    • 141: Elmira, NY MSA
    • 162: Glens Falls, NY MSA
    • 186: Jamestown-Dunkirk, NY MSA
    • 316: Syracuse, NY MSA
    • 245G: Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA
    • 245H: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT CMSA (part); Orange County, NY PMSA
    • 245K: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT CMSA (part); New York, NY PMSA
    • 268: Poughkeepsie, NY MSA
    • 281: Rochester, NY MSA
    • 327: Utica-Rome, NY MSA
    All maps are filed in the locked file cabinets located in the Lehman Library Map Room. Ask in the Electronic Data Service for access to the maps.
  • Population and Housing Characteristics for Congressional Districts of the 103rd Congress, CPH-4
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-4-2-52
    This report series consists of separate reports for each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Each report shows population and housing data for congressional districts in that state as well as counties, places, and MCDs.
    Part 34 - New York State
  • Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics, CPH-5
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-5-1-55
    This report series consists of separate reports for the U.S., each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a companion volume to CPH-1 and provides data on sample subjects for local governments, including American Indian and Alaska Native areas.
    Part 34 - New York State
  • Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics for Pacific Outlying Areas, CPH-6
  • Tabulation and Publication Program.
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-1-1
  • Tabulation and Publication Program for Puerto Rico.
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-1-4 PR (E)
  • Tabulation and Publication Program for the Virgin Islands of the United States.
    HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-1-6 VI (E)

Content Determination Reports, CDR

HA 201 1990 .A5 CDR-1-14

"This is ... a series of reports documenting the content of the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. each report in this series details the steps leading to the determination of the questions pertaining to a specific topic or topics asked in the 1990 census. These steps include summarizing the content recommendations from data users, describing the development of each question through the 1990 content testing program, and documenting the legislative and programmatic applications of the data derived form the questions. Each item appearing on the 1990 census questionnaires also is discussed in terms of its census history and change since 1980."

  1. Labor Force
  2. Veterans
  3. Industry, Occupation, and Class of Worker
  4. Place of Work and Journey to Work
  5. General Demographic Data (missing)
  6. Race and Ethnic Origin
  7. Birthplace, Citizenship, Year of Entry, and Language
  8. Education
  9. Income
  10. Disability (missing)
  11. Housing: Occupancy and Structural Characteristics
  12. Housing: Plumbing, Equipment, and Fuels
  13. Housing: Financial Characteristics
  14. Federal Legislative Uses of Decennial Census Data

Evaluation and Research Reports, CPH-E

Poverty, Income and Language, CPH-L

[Reference Reports], CPH-R

C3.223/22:990-CPHR-

Supplementary Reports, CPH-S

HA 201 1990 .A5 CPH-S-1-1

Technical Documentation, D1-D90