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REGION
Census region and division

Description

REGION identifies the region and division where the housing unit was located. Unless otherwise noted in the comparability discussion, states, or territories that later became states, are recoded into the following 1990 regional and divisional classification system:

1. Northeast Region

  • New England Division: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Middle Atlantic Division: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

2. Midwest (formerly North Central) Region

  • East North Central Division: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • West North Central Division: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

3. South Region

  • South Atlantic Division: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
  • East South Central Division: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
  • West South Central Division: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma/Indian Territory, Texas

4. West Region

  • Mountain Division: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
  • Pacific Division: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

9. State Unknown

  • 1900-1910: overseas military reservations are not identified by state.
  • 1980-1990: to protect confidentiality, state cannot be identified for PUMAs or county groups that cross state boundaries.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

The regional and divisional categories denote the same geographic areas for all years. The following territories/states were either not identified or not included in samples for the years specified below. These areas were not politically organized, were part of other territories/states, were not yet part of the United States, or were not part of the census sample. REGION is not available for any of the Puerto Rican Census samples.

Alaska: 1850-1880, 1940, 1950 (not in sample)
Arizona: 1850, 1860 (mostly part of New Mexico)
Colorado: 1850 (mostly unorganized)
Hawaii: 1850-1880, 1940, 1950 (not in sample)
Idaho: 1850, 1860 (part of Oregon Territory)
Kansas: 1850 (unorganized)
Montana: 1850, 1860 (mostly unorganized)
Nebraska: 1850 (unorganized)
Nevada: 1850 (split between Utah and New Mexico Territories)
North Dakota: 1850 (mostly part of Minnesota Territory)
Oklahoma: 1850, 1870, 1880 (part of Indian Territory)
South Dakota: 1850 (split between Minnesota Territory and unorganized)
Washington: 1850 (part of Oregon Territory)
Wyoming: 1850 (mostly unorganized)

Universe

  • 1850-1900 1860: All households and group quarters.
  • 1910-1960: All households and group quarters; not available for Puerto Rico.
  • 1970-2010: All households and group quarters; not available for Puerto Rico.
  • ACS: All households and group quarters; not available for Puerto Rico.

Availability

United States
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  • 2017: All samples
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
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  • 2011: All samples
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  • 2004: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1960: All samples
  • 1950: All samples
  • 1940: All samples
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: All samples
  • 1910: All samples
  • 1900: All samples
  • 1880: All samples
  • 1870: All samples
  • 1860: All samples
  • 1850: All samples
Puerto Rico
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