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Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports: 1980

General Population and Demographics: Twentieth Census - 1980

Overview - 1980 Census
Census Bureau

Index of Questions - Population
Census Bureau

Index of Questions - Housing
Census Bureau

Census of Population and Housing
Census Bureau

General Social and Economic Characteristics: 1980 (PC-80-1)
Census Bureau

The Black Population in the United States, March 1988 (P-20-442)
Hathi Trust

The Black Population in the United States, March 1989-1990
Hathi Trust

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood, 1975-2016
Census Bureau

Estimates of the Population of the United States by Age, Sex, and Race: 1980 to 1986.
Internet Archive

Statistical Abstract

1980 - 1981 - 1982-83 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989

Mobility

Geographic Mobility:
March 1980 to March 1981 (P-20-377) Census Bureau
March 1981 to March 1982 (P-20-384) Census Bureau
March 1982 to March 1983 (P-20-393) Census Bureau
March 1983 to March 1984 (P-20-407) Census Bureau 
March 1985 (P-20-420) Census Bureau 
March 1985 to March 1986 (P-20-425) Census Bureau 
March 1986 to March 1987 (P-20-430) Census Bureau 
March 1987 to March 1990 (P-20-456) Census Bureau 

Education

Educational Attainment in the United States
March 1981 and 1980 (P-20-390) Census Bureau
March 1982 to 1985 (P-20-415) Census Bureau 
March 1987 and 1986 (P-20-428) Census Bureau 

A Half-Century of Learning: Historical Statistics on Educational Attainment in the United States, 1940 to 2000
Census Bureau

Relative educational attainments of minority language children, 1976 : a comparison to Black and White English language children. [Washington, D.C.?] : National Center for Education Statistics : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. 1980, also by Calvin J. Veltman, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Dept. of Sociology, National Center for Education Statistics, and Université du Québec à Montréal. Rassemblement en études urbaines
Hathi Trust

Social and Economic Characteristics of Students:
October 1980
Advance Report (P-20-362) Census Bureau
October 1981 and 1980 (P-20-400) Census Bureau
October 1982 Advance Report (P-20-392) Census Bureau
October 1982 (P-20-408) Census Bureau 
October 1983 Advance Report (P20-394) Census Bureau
October 1983 (P-20-413) Census Bureau
October 1984 Advance Report (P20-404) Census Bureau
October 1985 Advance Report (P-20-409) Census Bureau 
October 1985 and 1984 (P-20-426) Census Bureau 
October 1986 (P-20-429) Census Bureau 
October 1988 and 1987 (P-20-443) Census Bureau 
October 1989 (P-20-452) Census Bureau 

What's it Worth? Educational Background and Economic Status:
Spring 1984
(P-70-11)  Census Bureau 
Spring 1987 (P-70-21) Census Bureau 

Poverty, Employment and Income

A century of change: the U.S. labor force, 1950–2050 
BLS

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood, 1975-2016
Census Bureau

Characteristics of Persons Receiving Benefits from Major Assistance Programs (P-70-14)
Census Bureau 

Characteristics of the Population Below Poverty Level
1980 (P-60-133) Census Bureau
1981 (P-60-138) Census Bureau
1982 (P-60-144) Census Bureau
1983 (P-60-147) Census Bureau 
1984 (P-60-152) Census Bureau

Estimates of Poverty Including the Value of Noncash Benefits
1979 to 1982 (TP-51) Census Bureau
1983 (TP-52) Census Bureau
1985 (TP-56) Census Bureau 
1986 (TP-57) Census Bureau
1987 (TP-58) Census Bureau 

Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1984 (P-70-7)
Census Bureau 

Labor Department's first program to assist black workers, 1982.
BLS

Male-Female Differences in Work Experience, Occupation and Earnings: 1984 (P-70-10)
Census Bureau  

Measuring the Effect of Benefits and Taxes on Income and Poverty:
1986
(P-60-164RD-1) Census Bureau 
1987-1988 (P-60-170RD) Census Bureau 
1989 (P-60-169RD) Census Bureau
1979 to 1991 (P-60-182RD) Census Bureau 

Money Income and Poverty Status of Families and Persons in the United States
1983 (P-60-145) Census Bureau
1984 (P-60-149) Census Bureau 
1985 (P-60-154) Census Bureau 
1986 Advance Data (P-60-157) Census Bureau
1987 Advance Data (P-60-161) Census Bureau
1988 Advance Data (P-60-166) Census Bureau 
1989 (P-60-168) Census Bureau 

Money Income of Households, Families and Persons in the United States.
1980
(P-60-132) Census Bureau
1981 (P-60-137) Census Bureau
1982 (P-60-142) Census Bureau
1983 (P-60-146) Census Bureau
1984 (P-60-151) Census Bureau   
1985 (P-60-156) Census Bureau 
1987 (P-60-162) Census Bureau 
1988 and 1989 (P-60-172) Census Bureau

Poverty in the United States:
1985 (P-60-158) Census Bureau 
1986 (P-60-160) Census Bureau 
1987 (P-60-163) Census Bureau 
1988 and 1989 (P-60-171) Census Bureau 

Rural and Rural Farm Population: 1987 (P-27-61)
Census Bureau

Spells of Job Search and Layoff...and Their Outcomes (P-70-16-RD-2)
Census Bureau

Transitions in Income and Poverty Status: 1987-1988 (P-70-24)
Census Bureau 

Who Can Afford to Buy a House in 1988? (H-121-91-1)
Census Bureau 

Working wives and mothers: What happens to the family? 1981.
BLS

 

Households, Children, Marriage and Divorce

Child Care Arrangements of Working Mothers: June 1982 (P-23-129)
Census Bureau

Disability, Functional Limitation, and Health Insurance Coverage: 1984-1985 (P-70-8)
Census Bureau 

Fertility of American Women: June 1988 (P-20-436)
Hathi Trust

Household and Family Characteristics:
March 1980
(P-20-366) Census Bureau
March 1981 (P-20-371) Census Bureau
March 1982 (P-20-381) Census Bureau
March 1983 (P-20-388) Census Bureau 
March 1984 (P-20-398) Census Bureau
March 1985 (P-20-411) Census Bureau 
March 1986 (P-20-419) Census Bureau  
March 1987 (P-20-424) Census Bureau 
March 1988 (P-20-437) Census Bureau 

Marital Status and Living Arrangements (P-20-433)
Census Bureau

Studies in the Marriage and Family (P-23-162)
Census Bureau 

Trends in Child Care Arrangements of Working Mothers (P-23-117)
Census Bureau

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Winter 1984-85 (P-70-9)
Census Bureau

Who's Helping Out? Support Networks Among American Families (P-70-13)
Hathi Trust

Characteristics of Persons Receiving Benefits from Major Assistance Programs (P-70-14)
Hathi Trust

Elections and Voting

Voting and Registration in the Election of:
1982
(P-20-370) Census Bureau
November 1982 (P-20-383) Census Bureau
November 1984 Advance Report (P-20-397) Census Bureau 
November 1984 (P-20-405) Census Bureau
November 1986 (P-20-414) Census Bureau
November 1988 (P-20-440) Census Bureau 

Other Reports

Black adults with disabilities : a statistical report drawn from Census Bureau data. 1985. 23 pages.
Hathi Trust

Health Insurance Coverage:
1986-1988
(P-70-17) Census Bureau 
1987-1990 (P-70-29) Census Bureau 

Images

Census enumerator showing mail back option

Census enumerator showing mail back option (link)

During the 1980 census, the majority of households participated by receiving and returning their census questionnaire by mail. (link)

map city population 1980
City population 1980 (link)