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Supersedes Preliminary Report Series HC(P1) and Advance Report Series HC(A1). The data in this report will be reissued as a chapter in the buckram-bound edition of Volume I.


U.S. Bureau of the Census. U.S. Census of Housing: 1960.

Volume I, States and Small Areas.

Michigan. Final Report HC(1)−24.

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.

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This report presents data on the characteristics of housing units for the State, with separate statistics for each standard metropolitan statistical area, urbanized area, place of 1,000 inhabitants or more, county, and rural-farm and rural-nonfarm parts of the county. Basic statistics are presented on all subjects for which information was collected in the Census of Housing taken as of April 1, 1960. This report is one of a series of 55 reports which constitutes Volume I. A separate report is issued for the United States and for each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. These reports will subsequently be bound under the title 1960 Census of Housing, Volume I, States and Small Areas.

Authorization for the 1960 Census of Housing was provided in the Act of Congress of August 31, 1954 (amended August 1957), which codified Title 13, United States Code. The law provides for a decennial census of housing, including utilities and equipment, to be taken in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The census program was designed in consultation with advisory committees and individuals to achieve a census having optimum value to users of housing statistics. The Housing Advisory Committee was organized by the Director of the Bureau of the Census and was made up of persons in private industry, universities, and local governments. It advised on various aspects of the housing census programs except the technical phases of the Residential Finance program for which the Technical Advisory Committee on Residential Finance was organized. A Federal Agency Population and Housing Census Council, organized by the Bureau of the Budget and made up of persons in Federal agencies, also advised on the basic programs. A joint staff committee, set up by the Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency and the Director of the Bureau of the Census, concentrated on aspects of particular interest to the housing agencies. In addition to the committees, working groups of specialists in housing subjects assisted the Census Bureau staff in the evaluation and improvement of housing concepts. A number of other committees, groups, and individuals also made contributions to the planning of the housing census. March 1962.


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