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Nicaragua Population and Housing Census 1971 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo Nacional de Vivienda y Poblacion 1971
Nicaragua (NIC)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1971 - 04/1971
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic and health-related topics as well. The 1971 Nicaragua de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, migration, household deaths, and fertility. The census day was April 20.

A 10% sample of dwellings from the census (189,469 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 

Minnesota Population Center, Executive Census Office (Nicaragua). Nicaragua Population and Housing Census 1971 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2012.