Prewar Neighborhoods Dataset

This collaboration, joint with Randall Walsh (Pitt) and John Logan (Brown), was supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Scholars should cite the following paper when using this data:

“Segregation and Neighborhood Change in Northern Cities: New Historical GIS Data from 1900 to 1930,” with John R. Logan and Randall P. Walsh. Historical Methods 49.4 (2016): 187-197.

The dataset contains shapefiles with census enumeration districts and aggregated census data for ten northern cities in each year from 1900 to 1930.

City File Size
Baltimore 1.8MB
Boston 1.8MB
Brooklyn 1.5MB
Chicago 3.9MB
Cincinnati 1.1MB
Cleveland 1.2MB
Detroit 1.7MB
Manhattan 0.8MB
Philadelphia 4.5MB
Pittsburgh 2.2MB
St. Louis 2.0MB