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United States Census Database, 1980

What this map layer shows:

Population information from the 1980 Census.
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Background Information
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The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of population every 10 years, as mandated by the United States Constitution. These population data are used to determine the number of seats each State has in the House of Representatives, the voting district boundaries within the States, and the allocation of Government services. In addition, local governments and private industries use census information for a wide variety of applications. This map layer was compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The United States Census Database, 1980 includes population information from the year 1980 census for the United States. The information is presented by county and includes statistics on total population; population by gender, race, and ethnic group; and urban and rural population. The National Atlas also includes 1990 Census Information and 2000 Census Information.

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If you download the data for the United States Census Database, 1980 you may also want to download the 1980 County Boundaries data. These two map layers can be used together to create a map of 1980 population information.
Download 1980 County Boundaries


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Census - 1980

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