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Census Information: Census of Mineral Industries

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

About the Census of Mineral Industries

The first official Census of Mineral Industries was taken in 1954.  Previously, this information was included in the Decennial Censuses.  The first Census of Mineral Industries (called Mines and Quarries) to have its own volume in the Decennial Census was 1909 (included in the 1910 Decennial Census).  The Census of Mineral Industries was included in the decennial census until 1940, then again in 1954.  It was issued for the years: 1954, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, and 1992.  Starting with 1997, it is classified as part of the Economic Census (C3.277).

Local holdings (1909-1992)

Census years: 1909, 1919, 1929, 1939, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992

Mines and Quarries, 1909 (part of 1910 Decennial census): C 3.16:11

Mines and Quarries, 1919 (part of 1920 Decennial census): C 3.28/5:11

Mines and Quarries, 1929 (part of 1930 Decennial census): C 3.37/5:M 66

Mineral Industries, 1939 (part of 1940 Decennial census): C 3.940-5:M 66  [MISSING]

1954 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216/5:954/

  •             Vol. 1: Summary and industry statistics.
  •             Vol. 2: Area Statistics.

1958 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216/5:958/

  •             Vol. 1: Summary and industry statistics.
  •             Vol. 2: Area Statistics.

1963 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216/5:963/

  •             Vol. Summary and industry statistics.
  •             Vol. Area Statistics.
  •             Vol. Indexes of Production.

1967 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216:967/

  • Industry series - In 16 parts. MIC67(1)-10A to MIC67(1)-14E, 10A-D, 11A, 12A, 13A-C, 13A/supp., 14A-E  [PSU is missing: 13C supplement]
  • Area statistics - In 49 parts.  MIC67(2)-1 to MIC67(2)-49
  • Subject series - In 5 parts. MIC67(1)-1 to MIC67(1)-5.                 

1972 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216/5:972

Subject, Industry, and Area Statistics

1977 Census of Mineral Industries - C 3.216:MIC77

  • Industry series - C 3.216:MIC77-I- In 14 parts. 10A-C, 12A, 13A-C, 14A-E [MICROFICHE ONLY]
  • Geographic Area Series - C 3.216/2:MIC77-A- In 9 parts. [MICROFICHE ONLY]
  • Subject Series - C 3.216/4:MIC77-SR- In 7 parts. [MICROFICHE ONLY]
  • Subject, Industry, and Area Statistics - C 3.216/5:977

 1982 Census of Mineral Industries

  • Numerical list of manufactured and mineral products - C 3.24/2:P 94/5
  • Industry series - C 3.216:MIC82-I-. In 12 parts. 10A-C, 12A, 13A-C, 14A-E
  • Geographic Area Series - C 3.216/2:MIC82-A- In 9 parts.
  • Preliminary report. Summary series. United States. (Industry Statistics) C3.216/3:MIC82-SUM-1(P)
  • Preliminary report. Summary series.United States. (Geographic Area Statistics) C 3.216/3:MIC82-SUM-2(P)
  • Subject Series - C 3.216/4:MIC82-S- In 4 parts.

1987 Census of Mineral Industries

  • Numerical list of manufactured and mineral products - C 3.24/2:P94/5/987
  • Industry series - C 3.216:MIC87-I-  In 12 parts. 10A-C, 12A, 13A-C, 14A-E
  • Geographic Area Series - C 3.216/2:MIC87-A-no.  In 9 parts.
  • Subject Series - C 3.216/4:MIC87-S- In 2 parts

1992 Census of Mineral Industries - Available online

  • Numerical list of manufactured and mineral products - C 3.24/2:P 94/5/992:
  • Industry series - C 3.216:MIC92-I- In 12 parts. 10A-C, 12A, 13A-C, 14A-E
  • Geographic Area Series - C 3.216/2:MIC92-A- In 9 parts.
  • Preliminary report. Summary series.United States - C 3.216/3:MIC92-SUM-1(P)
  • Preliminary report. Industry series -    C 3.216/3:MIC92-I-no.(P) In 12 parts. 10A-C, 12A, 13A-C, 14A-E
  • Subject Series. General Summary - C 3.216/4:MIC92-S-1