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(3) reports) are Selected Area 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(3)-1D, presents supplementary consolidations and classifications of statistics for standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) and their central cities and outlying parts. Depending on the original publication source, the 1960 statistics are based on the complete count or the 25-percent sample of the population. In addition, summary historical figures by race and color in the areas were secured from the reports of the censuses for the years from 1900 through 1950. In these comparative figures from earlier censuses, the total area of the SMSA is that defined in the 1960 Census, but the area of the central city or cities is in terms of boundaries at the respective dates.
The consolidations and other processing of the data are designed to show the growth and distribution of metropolitan population from 1900 to 1960 and the basic demographic, social, and economic characteristics of this population in 1960. The population and its characteristics are given for SMSA's, central cities, and the areas outside such cities, in most instances separately for the total, white, and Negro or nonwhite groups.
The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list) and Contents.
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