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1960 Census of Population: Supplementary Reports: Place of Work and Means of Transportation to Work, for the United States: 1960

Report Number PC(S1)-22
Component ID: #ti53994480

The tables presented here are preprints of tables 93 and 94 from Final Report PC(l)-lC, which contains additional summary information on the general social and economic characteristics of the population.

Nearly 14 percent of all workers in the United States reported that their place of work was outside the county in which they were residing at the time of the census. The corresponding proportion for the urban population did not differ appreciably from that for the United States as a whole, but a somewhat larger proportion, about 17 percent, of the workers in rural-nonfarm areas worked outside the county in which they lived, and a smaller proportion, 9 percent, of those on farms worked outside their county.

For the Nation, a smaller proportion of nonwhite than white workers reported employment outside their county of residence--9 percent for nonwhite and 15 percent for white. This order of difference is also present within the urban and rural components.

Public transportation, which was a major means of travel for the urban population forty years ago, was reported by only about 16 percent of the urban workers and only 12 percent of all workers in the United States.

The PDF to the right contains the 2-page report.

Component ID: #ti702095047

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.

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