1990 Census Name Files

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1990 Census Name Files  (1990) 
by United States Census Bureau

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Name Files[edit]

*NOTE: No specific individual information is given.*


Name Last modified Size
[TXT] dist.all.last 09-May-95 23:19 2M
[TXT] dist.female.first 29-Sep-94 12:23 146K
[TXT] dist.male.first 29-Sep-94 12:23 41K

Each of the three files, (dist.all.last), (dist. male.first), and (dist female.first) contain four items of data. The four items are:

  1. A "Name"
  2. Frequency in percent
  3. Cumulative Frequency in percent
  4. Rank

In the file (dist.all.last) one entry appears as:

MOORE       0.312       5.312       9

In our Search Area sample, MOORE ranks 9th in terms of frequency. 5.312 percent of the sample population is covered by MOORE and the 8 names occurring more frequently than MOORE. The surname, MOORE, is possessed by 0.312 percent of our population sample.

Detailed Methodology[edit]

Variables in Names Files:

name
freq = Frequency in percent
cum.freq = Cumulative Frequency in percent
rank

First ten entries in dist.all.last[edit]

name freq cum.freq rank
SMITH 1.006 1.006 1
JOHNSON 0.810 1.816 2
WILLIAMS 0.699 2.515 3
JONES 0.621 3.136 4
BROWN 0.621 3.757 5
DAVIS 0.480 4.237 6
MILLER 0.424 4.660 7
WILSON 0.339 5.000 8
MOORE 0.312 5.312 9
TAYLOR 0.311 5.623 10

First ten entries in dist.female.first[edit]

name freq cum.freq rank
MARY 2.629 2.629 1
PATRICIA 1.073 3.702 2
LINDA 1.035 4.736 3
BARBARA 0.98 5.716 4
ELIZABETH 0.937 6.653 5
JENNIFER 0.932 7.586 6
MARIA 0.828 8.414 7
SUSAN 0.794 9.209 8
MARGARET 0.768 9.976 9
DOROTHY 0.727 10.703 10

First ten entries in dist.male.first[edit]

name freq cum.freq rank
JAMES 3.318 3.318 1
JOHN 3.271 6.589 2
ROBERT 3.143 9.732 3
MICHAEL 2.629 12.361 4
WILLIAM 2.451 14.812 5
DAVID 2.363 17.176 6
RICHARD 1.703 18.878 7
CHARLES 1.523 20.401 8
JOSEPH 1.404 21.805 9
THOMAS 1.38 23.185 10

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff
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Last Revised: March 17, 2005 at 11:12:14 AM
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