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United States Census Data FAQ
A. When will data from the census be available?
For data products required by law [Title 13, United States Code], we
will deliver the products on or before the specified dates. These data
products include delivery of the state population counts to the President
within nine months of Census Day (on or before December 31, 2000). These
counts are used to reapportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Under the Voting Rights Act, the Census Bureau is required to provide
the states with race and ethnic data for small geographic areas to be used
for the redistricting process specified in P.L. 94-171 by April 1, 2001.
After discussing and consulting with stakeholders and advisors, including
the Department of Justice, the Census Bureau has decided to meet the needs
of redistricting by providing the sixty-three categories of race in combination
with Hispanic/Latino categories tabulated for both total population and
people of eigteen years of age or over.
Other products will be released on a flow basis from June, 2001, through
B. How will data from Census 2000 be made available?
Census 2000 data will be disseminated mainly using a new data retrieval
system called the American FactFinder (AFF). Census 2000 data products
will be available on a flow basis beginning January 2001. The American
FactFinder will be accessible to the widest possible array of users through
the Internet, through intermediaries, including the nearly 1,800 State
Data Centers and affiliates, the 1,400 Federal Depository libraries and
other libraries, universities, and private organizations.
The American FactFinder will find and retrieve the information needed
at the geography of choice from some of the largest census databases. The
American FactFinder is accessible directly from the Census Bureau's new
Census 2000 will offer five categories of products:
Demographic Profiles for both 100 percent and sample data
(AFF; CD-ROM; print); and Congressional District Profiles, for
both 100 percent and sample data( AFF; CD-ROM; print by special request).
Demographic Profiles and Table Shells (AFF; CD-ROM; print)
Populations Totals (AFF, CD-ROM, print by special request).
Redistricting Data Public Law 94-171 Summary File (AFF; CD-ROM;
print by special request); 100 percent Summary File (AFF; CD-ROM;)
Sample Summary File (AFF; CD-ROM)
Congressional District Summary Files (AFF: CD-ROM)
Quick Tables and Geographic Summary Tables
(AFF; some CD-ROM; some in print).
Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) 5% File (AFF; CD-ROM)
Full microdata tabulations (AFF).
US Census Home Page
Finding Traditional 1990 Census Products in Census 2000
Housing Unit Counts
||Historical population and housing totals with boundary and annexation
|Population and Housing Characteristics for Census Tracts and Block
||Both 100 percent and sample population and housing data published for
each MSA/PMSA portion of each state
||American FactFinder Summary Files & Quick Tables
|Census of Population and Census of Housing Reports for Metropolitan
Areas and Urbanized Areas
|Population and housing for metro and urban areas
||Printed Reports & Quick Tables
|Subject Summary Tape Files and Subject Reports
|Includes electronic files and some corresponding reports covering specific
populations and housing subjects and subgroups
|Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
||Basic EEO File
||Tabulations for detailed occupations, educational attainment, age,
sex, race, and Hispanic origin
||Census Bureau analysts working with federal agencies through reimbursable
|County-to-County Migration File
||County-to-County Migration File
||A reimbursable product preceded the release of the standard product
||Census Bureau analysts working with reimbursable tabulations agreements
|Zip Code File
||Census Bureau purchased equivalency ZIP Code file to produce STF3
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