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2018 ACS 2009 ACS 2000 5% 1910 1%
2017 ACS 2008 ACS 1990 5% 1900 5%
2016 ACS 2007 ACS 1980 5% 1880 10%
2015 ACS 2006 ACS 1970 Form 2 Metro 1870 1%
2014 ACS 2005 ACS 1960 5% 1860 1%
2013 ACS 2004 ACS 1950 1% 1850 1%
2012 ACS 2003 ACS 1940 1%
2011 ACS 2002 ACS 1930 5%
2010 ACS 2001 ACS 1920 1%
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2018 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school

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2017 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school

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2016 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2015 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2014 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2013 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2012 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2011 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2010 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2009 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2008 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a. A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2007 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2006 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2005 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2004 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2003 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2002 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2001 ACS
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10.
a) At any time IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS, has this person attended school or college? Include only nursery or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, home school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[ ] No, has not attended in the last 3 months ->SKIP to question 11
[ ] Yes, public school, public college
[ ] Yes, private school, private college, home school
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10a.
A public school is any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, state, or federal government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups. Home school applies to parental guided education outside of a public or private school for grades 1-12.

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2000 5%
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8. a. At any time since February 1, 2000, has this person attended regular school or college?
Include only nursery school or preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.

[] No, has not attended since February 1 --> Skip to 9
[] Yes, public school, public college
[] Yes, private school, private college

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1990 5%
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11. At any time since February 1, 1990, has this person attended regular school or college?

Include only nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or a college degree.
[] No, has not attended since February 1
[] Yes, public school, public college
[] Yes, private school, private college

Do not include enrollment in a trade or business school, company training, or tutoring unless the course would be accepted for credit at a regular elementary school, high school, or college. A public schoolis any school or college that is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, State, or Federal Government. Schools are private if supported and controlled primarily by religious organizations or other private groups.

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1980 5%
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8. Since February 1, 1980, has this person attended regular school or college at any time?Fill one circle. Count nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school, and schooling which leads to a high school diploma or college degree.
[] No, has not attended since February 1
[] Yes, public school, public college
[] Yes, private, church-related
[] Yes, private, not church-related

"Do not count enrollment in a trade or business school, company training, or tutoring unless the course would be accepted for credit at a regular elementary school, high school, or college. A public school is any school or college which is controlled and supported primarily by a local, county, State, or Federal Government."


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1970 Form 2 Metro
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20. Since February 1, 1970, has this person attended regular school or college at any time? Count nursery school, kindergarten, and schooling which leads to an elementary school certificate, high school diploma, or college degree.
[] No
[] Yes, public
[] Yes, parochial
[] Yes, other private

"Do not count trade or business school, company training, or tutoring unless you think he could get credit for it at a regular school or college."


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1960 5%
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P16. Has he attended regular school or college at any time since February 1, 1960? If he has attended only nursery school, business or trade school, or adult education classes, check "No".

[] Yes
[] No

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1950 1%
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26. What is the highest grade of school that he has attended? (Enter one grade --see codes below)
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Item 28. School attendance since February 1

219. Item 28. Make entry for every sample person.-An entry should be made for each person on a sample line. However, for those persons 30 years old and over, it is not necessary to ask the question but merely to check the box "30 or over." There should be a check in either "Yes" or "No" for each person under 30 years of age.

220. "Regular" school.-Check "Yes" for each person under 30 years of age who has attended or been enrolled in any "regular" school at any time since February l, 1950. (See par. 206 above for complete definition of "regular" school.)

221. Enrolled but not attending.- Check "Yes" for persons enrolled in school but who have not actually attended since February L, 1950 (for example, because of illness).

222. Kindergarten.-Check "Yes" for persons attending kindergarten.

223. Tutor.-Check "Yes" for persons under 30 years of age receiving regular instructions at home from a tutor, if the instruction is comparable to that of a regular school or college.

224. "Nonregular" schools.-Check "No" for persons under 30 years of age who attended "nonregular" schools such as nursery schools, correspondence schools, business colleges, etc., and other schools not part of a regular public or private school system. (See par. 207 above for complete definition of "nonregular" schools.)


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1940 1%
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13. Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940.
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466. Column 13. Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940.-Write "Yes" for a person who at any time since March 1, 1940, has attended, or been enrolled in, any school, college, university, or educational institution. Enter "No" for all others. Include attendance at a night school, extension school, or vocational school only if it is a part of the regular school system. Do not include correspondence school work of any kind.

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1930 5%
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16. Attended school or college any time since September 1, 1929.
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162. Column 16. Attended school or college any time since September 1, 1929.-Write "Yes" for a person who attended school, college, or any educational institution at any time since September 1, 1929, and "No" for any person who has not attended school since that date. Include attendance at night school.

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1920 1%
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16. Attended school any time since September 1, 1919.
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1910 1%
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25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909.
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185. Column 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909.—Write "Yes" for any persons who attended school, college, or any educational institution at any time since September 1, 1909, and "No" for any persons of school age—5 to 21 years—who has no attended school since that date. For persons below or above school age, leave the column blank, unless they actually attended school.

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1900 5%
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21. Attended school (in months).
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224. Column 21. - Attended school (in months). For all persons attending school during the year ending June 1, 1900, enter the number of months (or parts of months) of school attendance, as 9, 8, etc. If a person of school age did not attend school at all during the year, write "0." For all other persons to whom the inquiry is applicable, leave the column blank.

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1880 10%
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21. Attended school within the census year.
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The inquiry as to occupation will not be asked in respect to infants or children too young to take any part in production. Neither will the doing of domestic errands or family chores out of school be considered an occupation. "At home" or "attending school" will be the best entry in a majority of cases. But if a boy or girl, whatever the age, or earning money regularly by labor, contributing to the family support, or appreciably assisting in mechanical or agricultural industry, the occupation should be stated.

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1870 1%
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Education:
15. Attended school within the year.
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At school.—It is not intended to include those whose education has been limited to Sunday or evening schools.

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1860 1%
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12. Attended school within the year.
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16. At School.-- Under heading 12, entitled "At school within the year," you should insert a (1) opposite the names of all those, whether male or female, who are or have been in educational institutions, or who have been receiving stated instruction in any manner within the year; those whose education has been limited to Sunday schools are not to be included.

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1850 1%
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11. Attended school within the year.
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11. Under heading 11, entitled "At school within the last year." The marshal should ask what member of this family has been at school within the last year; he is to insert a mark, thus, (1), opposite the names of all those, whether male or female, who have been at educational institutions within that period. Sunday schools are not to be included.