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1950 Census of Housing: Volume 5. Block Statistics

Volume V comprises the Block Statistics bulletins (Series H-E). A total of 213 bulletins (including five for the boroughs of New York City) were issued for the 209 cities which had a population of 50,000 or more in 1940 or in a subsequent special census prior to 1950.

The bulletins were not assembled into a bound volume for publication. This special binding is in nine parts, with the cities arranged alphabetically.

Each report presents for the city, by blocks, tabulations for a limited number of subjects obtained in the Census of Housing. The subjects in this report present the number of dwelling units classified by occupancy and tenure, condition and plumbing facilities, persons per room, color of occupants, average contract monthly rent of renter-occupied and selected vacant units, and the average value of one-dwelling-unit owner-occupied and selected vacant structures.

In table 1, the statistics for these subjects are summarized for the city. Table 2 contains the statistics for census tracts. In table 3, the data are presented by blocks within census tracts. Maps identifying the location of each block and the census tract boundaries are a part of this report.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page and Table of Contents for Part 1.

Part 1: Akron, OH – Camden, NJ

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Part 2: Canton, OH – Decatur, IL

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Part 3: Denver, CO – Holyoke, MA

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Part 4: Houston, TX – Los Angeles, CA

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Part 5: Louisville, KY – Newton, MA

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Part 6: New York, NY – Peoria, IL

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Part 7: Philadelphia, PA – Sacramento, CA

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Part 8: Saginaw, MI – Spokane, WA

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Part 9: Springfield, IL – Youngstown, OH

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A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.


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