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A. Ross ECKLER, Director

ROBERT F. DRURY, Deputy Director

MORRIS H. HANSEN, Assistant Director for Research and Development


This edition of the Statistical Abstract was prepared under the direction of Edwin D. Goldfield, Chief, Statistical Reports Division. William Lerner, Assistant Chief, was responsible for general supervision, planning of content, and review. Helen E. Teir was responsible for compila. tion, assisted by Juanita A. Wright for technical editorial work and Minerva K. Moreland for editing and clerical operations.

The cooperation of the many contributors to this volume is gratefully acknowledged. The list of sources of tables (pp. 1001-1006) and the source note below each table credit the various government and private agencies which have collaborated in furnishing information for the Statistical Abstract.

In a few instances, contributors have requested that their data be designated as subject to copyright restrictions. The source notes to the tables affected include a copyright notice. Permission to use copy. right material should be obtained directly from the copyright owner.

JULY 1967.

Library of Congress Card No. 4–18089


U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States:

1967. (88th edition.) Washington, D.C., 1967.

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office

Washington, D.C. 20402 — Price $4.00 (cloth)

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The Slatistical Abstract of the United States, published annually since 1878, is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source notes appearing below each table, the Guide to Sources, the section on Publications of Recent Censuses, and the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts.

This volume includes a selection of data from many statistical publications, both governmental and private. Publications cited as sources usually contain additional statistical detail and more comprehensive discussions of definitions and concepts than can be presented here. Data not available in publications issued by the contributing agency but obtained from the agency's unpublished tabulations and records are identified in the source notes as "unpublished data.” More information on the subjects covered in tables so noted may generally be obtained from the contributing agency.

Except as otherwise indicated, figures are for the United States as presently constituted. Although emphasis in the Statistical Abstract is given primarily to national data, many tables present data for regions and individual States. Statistics for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and for outlying areas of the United States are included in the State tables whenever available and are supplemented by information in section 32. Statistics for cities or other relatively small geographic units appear only in a few instances. Additional information for cities, counties, metropolitan areas, congressional districts, and other small units, as well as more historical data, are available in various supplements to the Abstract. (See pages v and vi.)

Special feature in the 1967 edition.- A new section, "Metropolitan Area Statistics” was especially prepared for this edition. It presents in 2 tables a large selection of items of current statistical information for every area officially defined as a "standard metropolitan statistical area" by the U.S. Bureau of the Budget. Reprints of this section may be obtained by writing to the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Price for single copies is 25 cents; for sets of 100 copies sent to the same address, $18.75.

Other changes in the 1967 edition. This edition, the 88th annual issue, presents data for the most recent year or period available during the early part of 1967.

Each year the more than 1,300 tables and charts are reviewed and evaluated. New tables and charts of current interest are added, continuing series are brought up to date, and less timely data are curtailed or eliminated. Text notes are revised as necessary to incorporate new definitions and source references. This year, the table of contents was restyled to include page numbers for charts and subject groups within sections.

Newly released information contained in this edition includes data on crime and on victims and cost of crime, provided by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice (tables 211, 214, 220, 221, and 237); data on incidence of poverty obtained through sample surveys conducted by the Bureau of the Census (tables 482-485); data on poverty programs supplied by the Office of Economic Opportunity (tables 486 and 487); data on national wealth abstracted from Finance magazine (tables 492–496); and data from the 1964 Census of Agriculture (primarily in section 23). New tables on subjects of particular current interest include population projections for States (table 11); data on the performing arts (table 309); military personnel on active duty, including the Viet-Nam conflict (tables 372–374); the National Guard (tables 379 and 380); pollution-caused fish kill (tables 1013 and 1014); and comparative international data on armed forces personnel and national defense expenditures.

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Altogether, there are 78 entirely new tables in this edition, scattered through 23 of the first 33 sections. In addition to the tables specified above, significant inclusions in various sections are 5 new tables on health in section 2; 6 on education in section 4; 2 on labor unions in section 8; and 4 on manufacturing capacity and concentration in section 29.

Following is a list of some of the subjects covered by the new tables: Population by States, pp. 13, 25

Federal aid to governments, pp. 392, 393 Employment in health services, p. 67 Government finances, p. 417 Nursing homes, p. 78

Finances of largest cities, p. 436 Absence due to illness, p. 81

Uses and sources of funds, pp. 448, 449 Arthritis and hypertension, p. 85

Money in circulation, p. 450 Educational attainment, p. 116

Federal aid to research, p. 540 Negro and white school enrollment, p. 125 Truck carriers, p. 566 Achievement tests, p. 125

Bus carriers, p. 568 College enrollment, p. 134

Farms and acreage, p. 605 Victims of crime, p. 152

Farm households, p. 606 Arrest rates, p. 154

Farm products sold, p. 610 Economic cost of crime, p. 155

Farm expenditures, p. 623 Correction, p. 162

Wheat and flour exports, p. 638 National forest use, p. 207

Plywood and particle board, p. 666 Municipal and county parks, p. 209 Fish consumption, p. 675 Performing arts, p. 215

Fishery products supply, p. 678 Median earnings, p. 240

Fish killed by pollution, p. 678 Labor unions, pp. 246, 247

New housing authorized, p. 719 Viet-Nam conflict, p. 264

Homes with selected appliances, p. 729 Military personnel, p. 264

First mortgage home loans, p. 732 National Guard, pp. 266, 267

Manufacturing capacity, p. 739 Economic growth rates, p. 322

Concentration in manufacturing, p. 750 Poverty, pp. 338-341

Flat glass production, p. 770 Size of saving, p. 343

Balance of payments, p. 814 National wealth, pp. 344, 345

International output rates, p. 869 Size of congressional districts, p. 371 Armed forces of foreign countries, p. 871 Voter participation, p. 380

Defense expenditures, p. 871 Of the tables included in the 1966 edition, 109 were omitted from this issue. The omissions, scattered through 27 sections, represent primarily tables for which comparable details appear in the new or retained tables or for which no recent data are available.

Responsibility. The contents of this volume were taken from a large number of sources (see "Source Agencies and Table Numbers”). The Bureau of the Census cannot accept the responsibility for the accuracy or limitations of the data presented here, other than for those which it collects. The responsibility for selection of the material and for proper presentation, however, rests with the Bureau.

SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS Many persons have offered suggestions for improving the presentation of data in the Statistical Abstract and its supplements. Their comments have been most helpful. Users of these publications are urged to continue to make their needs known for consideration in planning future editions. Suggestions and comments should be sent to the Director, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DATA PRESENTED please consult the source publications available in local libraries or write to the agencies indicated in the source notes to the tables covering the desired subject. Write to the Bureau of the Census only if it is cited as the source.

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