Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Master Area Reference File (MARF) 4 Version 1


Master Area Reference Files (MARFs) are the 1980 Census counterpart of the Master Enumeration District List (MEDList) prepared for the 1970 Census. They link geographic areas with their respective numeric codes. This data collection is a school district equivalency file created for the 1980 Census of Population and Housing. The data contain geographic items from Summary Tape Files 1B (STF 1B), as well as total population and housing unit counts. This national file is hierarchically sequenced by geographic area.

All persons and housing units in the United States.

(1) The geographic levels on MARF4 are sequenced hierarchically as follows: state (including the District of Columbia), standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs), non-SMSA remainder of state, counties or county equivalents, minor civil divisions (MCDs) within counties, places within MCDs within counties, census tracts or block numbering areas (BNAs), and blocks or, for nonblock-numbered areas, enumeration districts (EDs). Data for SMSAs that cross state lines are shown only for that portion in the particular state file. Summaries are also provided for partially block-numbered portions of all geographic levels. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

DOI https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03519.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:436764
Creator United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 2002
Rights Download; This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
OpenAccess true
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; census/enumeration data
Discipline Social Sciences