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Census Information: Census of Construction Industries

The United States Constitution includes directives for carrying out a census of the population every 10 years.

About the Census of Construction Industries

The first United States census of the construction industry was taken in 1930 (covering the year 1929) in conjunction with the 15th Decennial Census and as part of the Census of Business.  Census data for the construction industry were again collected for 1935 and 1939 and published as a part of the 1935 and 1939 Census of Business reports.  Collection of census data for the construction industry was disrupted by data collection vital to World War II activities.  Following World War II, the censuses of business was reinstated, but coverage of the construction industry were again collected for 1967 as part of the 1967 Economic Censuses and incorporated into bound volumes.  Separate Census of Construction Industries volumes were provided for the years 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992.  Starting with 1997, it is classified as part of the Economic Census

(C 3.277).  [Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, p. 45]

Local holdings (1929-1992)

1929 (part of 1930 Decennial Census) is located at: C 3.37/5:C 76

1935: PSU DOES NOT OWN

1939 (part of 1940 Decennial Census) is located at: C 3.940-5:B 96/v.4 [MISSING]

1967 Census of Construction Industries -   C 3.245/4

  •  Volume 1: Industry statistics and special reports. C 3.245/4:967/v.1
  •  Volume 2: Area statistics.C 3.245/4:967/v.2
  •  Puerto Rico. C 3.245/3:CC67-PR

1972 Census of Construction Industries - C 3.245/4:972

  •  Volume 1: Industry statistics and special statistics
  •  Volume 2: Area statistics

1977 Census of Construction Industries - C 3.245/

  • Industry Series. C 3.245/3:CC77-I-no. In 28 parts. [MICROFICHE] PSU is missing part 28
  • Industry and area statistics. C 3.245/4:977 [Bound volume]
  • Special series. Legal form of organization and specialization in types of construction. C 3.245/5:CC77-S-1 [MICROFICHE]
  • Special series. Operating ratios and comparative analysis of  selected data. C 3.245/5:CC77-S-2 [MICROFICHE]
  • Geographic area series. C 3.245/7:CC77-A-no. In 10 parts. [MICROFICHE]

1982 Census of Construction Industries - C 3.245

  • Industry Series. C 3.245/3:CC82-I-no. In 28 parts. PSU is missing part 22: Industry 1793
  • Special report. Legal form of organization and type of operation. C 3.245/5:CC82-SP-1
  • Preliminary report. Industry series. C 3.245/6:CC82-I-no.(P) In 28 parts. [MICROFICHE]  PSU owns only: no. 1, 3, 8, 10, 12
  • Geographic area series. C 3.245/7:CC82-A-no. In 10 parts.

1987 Census of Construction Industries - C 3.245/

  • Industry Series. C 3.245/3:CC87-I-no. In 28 parts.
  • Subject series. Legal form of organization and type of operation. C 3.245/5:CC87-S-1
  • Geographic area series. C 3.245/7:CC87-A-no. In 10 parts. PSU has on paper: Parts 1-10.  PSU has on microfiche: Parts 5, 7-9

1992 Census of Construction Industries - C 3.245/  (Also available online)

  • Industry Series. C 3.245/3:CC92-I-no. In 27 parts.
  • Geographic area series. C 3.245/7:CC92-A-no. In 10 parts.
  • Subject series. Legal form of organization and type of operation. C 3.245/8:CC92-S-1