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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 1980 - Twentieth Decennial

U.S. Census 1980 - Connecticut Information

1980 Census Data for Connecticut

Location of Connecticut Information included in the 1980 United States Decennial Census.

Available for these geographic areas:

  • State
  • County
  • SMSA
  • Town
  • Place
  • Connecticut Selected Areas
  • Tract
  • Block Group
  • Block
  • Congressional Districts

( NOTE: not all data is available for all geographic areas)

State, SMSA :

  • 1980 Census of Population. Volume 1. Characteristics of the Population. Chapter D, Detailed Population Characteristics. Part 8, Connecticut.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/8:980/D8

State, SMSA, County, Town, Place :

  • 1980 Census of Population. Volume 1. Characteristics of the Population. Chapter C, General Social and Economic Characteristics. Part 8, Connecticut.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/7:980/C8
  • 1980 Census of Population. Volume 1. Characteristics of the Population. Chapter B. General Population Characteristics. Part 8. Connecticut.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/6:980/B8

State, County, Town, Tract, Block Group

  • Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3A, Connecticut.   CSL Call Number: HA281.5 1980 .A23 1983

Congressional Districts

  • 1980 Census of Population and Housing. Congressional Districts of the 98th Congress. Part 8. Connecticut.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/20:80-4-8

Tracts

Population and Housing, Statistics
  • Bridgeport SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/101
  • Bristol SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/102
  • Connecticut Selected Areas   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/8
  • Danbury SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/132
  • Hartford SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/181
  • Meriden SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/240
  • New Britain SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/255
  • New Haven-West Haven SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/257
  • New London-Norwich SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/258
  • Norwalk SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/267
  • Stamford SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/342
  • Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, MA-Conn   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/341
  • Waterbury SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/366
  • 1980 Census of Population and Housing. Census Tracts   ConnDoc P761cens 1980 tr
Tract Maps
  • Connecticut   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/8/maps
  • Bridgeport SMSA   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/101/maps
  • Bristol SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/102/maps
  • Danbury SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/132/map
  • Hartford SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/181/maps
  • Meriden SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/240/maps
  • New Britain SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/255/maps
  • New Haven-West Haven SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/257/maps
  • New London SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/258/maps
  • Norwalk SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/267/maps
  • Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, MA-Conn.    GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/341/maps
  • Stamford SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/342/maps
  • Waterbury SMSA.    GIRS Ref C 3.223/11:980/366/maps

Blocks

Population and Housing, Statistics [Microfiche]
  • Connecticut Selected Areas. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-8
  • Bridgeport SMSA . Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-101
  • Bristol SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-102
  • Danbury SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-132
  • Hartford SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-181
  • Meriden SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-240
  • New Britain SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-255
  • New Haven SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-257
  • New London-Norwich SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-258
  • Norwalk SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-267
  • Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, MA-Conn. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-341
  • Stamford SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-342
  • Waterbury SMSA. Fed Doc Micro C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-366
Block Maps
  • Connecticut Selected Areas.       GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-8/maps
  • Bridgeport SMSA.  GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-101/maps
  • Danbury SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-132/maps
  • Hartford SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-181/maps
  • Meriden SMSA.    GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-240/maps
  • New Britain SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-255/maps
  • New Haven SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-257/maps
  • New London-Norwich SMSA.     GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-258/maps
  • Norwalk SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-267/maps
  • Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, MA-Conn.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-341/maps
  • Stamford SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-342/maps
  • Waterbury SMSA.   GIRS Ref C 3.224/5:PHC 80-1-366/maps

U.S. Census 1980 - Additional Resources

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."