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Census 1980 Data Products support

ASCII text data files on the web

Note: Technical documentation, including record layouts, for 1980 data files are not available in electronic format. Printed copies of the technical documentation can be purchased from our Customer Services at (301) 763-INFO.

Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)

ASCII text data files (1980)
File documentation [PDF, 14 MB]

Data before 1980 is available from the National Archives and Records Administration Link to a non-federal Web site. Copies of the technical documentation for these files may be available for browsing from some university and other major libraries.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Administrative and Customer Services Division | (301) 763-7710 |  Last Revised: February 13, 2013