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1960 Census: Population, Subject Reports, Inmates of Institutions: Social and Economic Data for Inmates by Area and Type of Institution


The final reports of the 1960 Population Census are arranged in three volumes and a joint Population-Housing series of census tract reports. Volume II (Series PC(2) reports) are Subject Reports. Each report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-relationships are generally provided on a national and regional level. In a few reports, data for States or standard metropolitan statistical areas are also shown.

This report, designated as PC(2)-8A, presents statistics on the characteristics of inmates of institutions by age, color, and sex of persons under care in several types of institutions, for the United States, each State, and each standard metropolitan statistical area of 500,000 or more, and on color and sex of inmates by type of institution for counties and urban places with l,000 or more inmates. All of these statistics are based on a 25-percent sample of the population.

For the United States, the data are also presented by number of institutions of each type, size of institution, type of control, location, year inmate moved into institution, marital status, race, nativity and parentage, region of birth, Puerto Rican birth, mobility status, school enrollment, years of school completed, year last worked, last major occupation group of those employed in 1950 or later, and veteran status by period of military service.

In this report, data are presented for the United States in tables 1 to 32, for States in tables 33 to 41, for standard metropolitan statistical areas of 500,000 or more in tables 42 to 51, and for selected counties and urban places in table 52. Within each type of area, the tables are arranged by type of institution. In general, each table presents data for a given type of institution with subdivision by type of control.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list) and Contents.


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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