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Census Materials in the Connecticut State Library Guide

Guide to the print resources that highlight commonly requested tables with Connecticut information from the U.S. Decennial Censuses. It is not an exhaustive list.

U.S. Census 1960 - Eighteenth Decennial

Alaska and Hawaii added as states.

This is the first census for which the questionnaire was mailed in advance to each household, and completed by the individual and not by the census-taker.

U.S. Census 1960 - Connecticut Information

1960 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1960 United States Decennial Census.

1960 Census data for Connecticut is available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA)
  • Urban & Rural Areas
  • Minor Civil Divisions
  • Tracts
  • Blocks

(Note that not all information is available for all geographic levels)

Location of Connecticut Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) information included in the 1960 Census:

  • Census of Population: 1960, Vol. 1 Characteristics of the Population, Part 8 Connecticut
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/9:960/v.1/pt.8
    • SMSA data throughout volume
    • Maps:
      • Counties, Places of 25,000 or more, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, p. 8-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, Bridgeport, Conn, SMSA
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/4:960/32
    • Begins on pg. 32-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, p. 32-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, Hartford, Conn. SMSA
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/4:960/79
    • Begins on pg. 79-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, p. 79-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, New Britain, Conn. SMSA
    • Call number: N/A
    • Begins on pg. 123-1
    • Maps:
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area p.123-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, New Haven, Conn. SMSA
    • Call number: N/A
    • Begins on pg. 124-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area p.124-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, New London-Groton-Norwich, Conn. SMSA
    • Call number: N/A
    • Begins on pg. 125-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area p.125-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, Stamford, Conn. SMSA
    • Call number: N/A
    • Begins on pg. 173-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, p.173-2
  • United States Census of Housing 1960, Metropolitan Housing, Waterbury, Conn. SMSA
    • Call number: N/A
    • Begins on pg. 189-1
    • Maps
      • Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, p.189-2

Location of Connecticut Tract Information included in the 1960 United States Census:

  • Census Tracts Bridgeport, Conn. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/19
    • Maps: Tracts, pg. 54
  • Census Tracts Hartford, Conn. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/61
  • Census Tracts, New Britain, Conn. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/101
    • Maps: Tracts, pg. 30
  • Census Tracts, New Haven, Conn., Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/102
    • Maps: Tracts, pg. 50 (not included in digitized version)
  • Census Tracts Norwalk, Conn. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/108
    • Maps: Tracts, pg. 31-32
  • Census Tracts Stamford, Conn. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/151
    • Maps: Tracts, foldout map between pgs. 34 & 35, (not included in digitized version)
  • Census Tracts Waterbury, Conn., Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:960/167
    • Maps: Tracts, pg. 38

Location of Connecticut Block Information included in the 1960 United States Census:

  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Ansonia, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/93
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Bridgeport, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/94
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Greenwich, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/95
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Hartford, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/96 (paper version missing from shelf)
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, New Britain, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/97
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, New Canaan, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/98
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, last page
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, New Haven, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/99
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Norwalk, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/100
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Stamford, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/101
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, Waterbury, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/102
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version
  • Census of Housing: 1960, City Blocks, West Hartford, Conn.
    • GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:960/103
    • Maps: Tracts & Blocks, insert map not included in digitized version

Census Questions & Instructions

Census Note on Language

From the U.S. Census Bureau site (posted on several pages for historic censuses):

"A Note on Language
Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history."