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Puerto Rico Census 1980 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1980 - 04/1980
Data type
  • De jure
  • 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 1980 Puerto Rico de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on subjects of housing, household demographics, education, migration, employment, income, and fertility. A long form questionnaire was completed by 50% of the housing units in areas with a population under 2,500 and one-sixth of other housing units. The census day was April 1, 1980. A 5% sample of households (160,219 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings are not identified in the sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.