Census Data Overview


Questionnaires

Online
Census Variables 1850 - 1990

Census 2000 Questionnaires

Paper
200 Years of US Census Taking: Population and Housing Questions, 1790 - 1990. Frederick G. Bohme. On the high-use shelf in SSHL Reference.

100% data - Short Form

The data from the 2000 census short-form questionnaire are also referred to as the 100-percent characteristics.

Age

Tenure

Sex

Household relationship

Hispanic or Latino/a origin

Vacancy Characteristics

Race

Sample Data - Long Form

Population

Housing

Ancestry

Heating fuel

Disability

Number of rooms, bedrooms

Grandparents as caregivers

Farm residence

Income in 1999

Occupation, industry, class of worker

Labor force status

Plumbing and kitchen facilities

Language spoken at home

Telephone service

Marital status

Units in structure

Migration (residence since 1995)

Utilities, mortgage, taxes, fuel costs

Vehicles available

Value of home or monthly rent paid

Place of birth, citizenship, year entry

Year moved into residence

Work status in 1999

Year structure built

Place of work, journey to work

School enrollment and educational attainment

Veteran status


Summary Tape Files or Summary Files

1990

STF

Data

Description

Geography

Tracts

1A

100%

Age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, household type, household relationship, housing occupancy/vacancy, units in structure, tenure, value, rent, meals included in rent, number of rooms. Population items cross-tabulated by age, race, Hispanic origin, sex. Housing data cross-tabulated by race/Hispanic origin of householder or by tenure

State, county, county subdivision, place, tract/BNA, block group, American Indian & Alaska Native areas, Congressional district, consolidated cities

Yes

2A

100%

Race (37 categories); American Indian tribes (29 categories); Hispanic origin (5 categories - 2 categories cross-tabulated by race), and group quarters (45 categories - 13 categories cross-tabulated by age); Race of householder (37 categories, also tabulated by Hispanic origin); tenure by persons in unit, household type, and age of householder (49 categories); tenure by number of nonrelatives and by number of persons in unit; vacancy status by boarded-up status and duration of vacancy; and price or rent

State; Metropolitan Statistical Area/Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area or Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area and the non-metropolitan remainder of the state; counties; places with 10,000+ persons; consolidated cities; and tract/BNAs

Yes

3A

Sample

Many variables pertaining to social and economic characteristics

States, counties, MCDs, CCDs, places, tracts/BNAs, block groups

Yes

2000

SF

Data

Description

Geography

Tract

SF1

100%

Age, sex, households, families, and housing unites, race and Hispanic origin; some tables repeated for each of nine race/Latino groups. Counts for over 40 American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and for groups within race categories. Race categories include 18 Asian groups and 12 Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander groups. Counts for Hispanic origin by country of origin (28 groups)

US, states, in a hierarchy down to block level for many tabulations, and to tract level for others. Summaries included for other geographic areas such as ZIP Code and Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and Congressional Districts

Yes

SF2

100%

Age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, and whether the residence is owned or rented.

US, states, in a hierarchy down to block level for many tabulations, and to tract level for others. Summaries included for other geographic areas such as ZIP Code and Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and Congressional Districts

SF3

Sample

Detailed population and housing data (such as place of birth, education, employment status, income, value of housing unit, year structure built) collected from a 1-in-6 sample and weighted to represent the total population.

US, states, in a hierarchy down to block level for many tabulations, and to tract level for others. Summaries included for other geographic areas such as ZIP Code and Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and Congressional Districts.