Dataset

Participation in Elections for President and U.S. Representatives: 1932 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 406):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 48 rows and 7 columns.

75,768 represents 75,768,000. As of November. Estimated resident population 21 years old and over, 1932-70, except as noted, and 18 years old and over thereafter; includes Armed Forces. Prior to 1958, excludes Alaska and prior to 1960, excludes Hawaii. District of Columbia is included in votes cast for President beginning 1964

Footnotes

  1. Population 18 and over in Georgia, 1944-70, and in Kentucky, 1956-70;
    19 and over in Alaska and 20 and over in Hawaii, 1960-70. Source: Through 1992, U.S. Census Bureau,
    Current Population Reports, P25-1059 and earlier reports;
    < http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting/past-voting.html#p25 > (released July 31, 2000).
    For 1992-1998, “Projections of the Voting-Age Population for States: November 2000”, (published 31 July 2000);
    < http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/voting/proj00/tab03.txt >. Starting 2000, “Table 2: Annual Estimates of
    the Population by Selected Age Groups and Sex for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006,”
    http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/NC-EST2006-sa.html (released 17 May 2007).
  2. As of July 1.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.