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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.