1880 and 1900 US Censuses: SCHOOL


I am working with the SCHOOL variable in several US census, and I noticed it is missing from the 100% count of the 1880 and 1900 Censuses. Are there plans to release it sometime in the future? I am doing county-level analysis, so 100% count is preferable to the samples.

Thank you,


We are currently working on adding SCHOOL to the 1900 full count data. In the meantime, you may want to consider using SCHLMNTH, which reports months in school. Unfortunately, we do not currently have plans for adding SCHOOL to the 1880 full count data.

You may already be aware, but SCHOOL is currently available for the 1900 1% and 5% samples and the 1880 10% and 1% samples.