Census 2000

Provider: GeoLytics, Inc.

The 2000 Census was the most comprehensive and sophisticated U.S. population count, since the very first census count was taken in 1790 that counted 3.9 million people. Then the census counted the 13 original states, plus the districts of Kentucky, Maine, Vermont, and the Southwest Territory (Tennessee). At that time there were six questions: name of head of family, number of persons in household, number of persons in household of each of the following types – free white males 16 years and over, free white males under 16, free white females, all other free persons (by sex and color), and slaves.

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has undertaken a far broader agenda by including the following seven questions for each household: name, sex, age, relationship, Hispanic origin, race, and housing owned or rented. In addition, about 17% of households received a much longer form that included variables on ancestry, income, mortgage status, and other housing and population indicators.

Between every census period there are many areas (tracts, zip codes, block groups) that get redrawn. With these products, you can account for changes by seeing the data from various census periods in the 2000 boundaries – as if the 2000 boundaries had been in place in 1970, 1980, or 1990.

Planners Package (Plus, Basic, & Ethnic Studies)

Planners Package Plus

This package is ideal for academic researchers, corporations, planning groups, or government agencies that want to do forecasting and planning. We offer a warehouse of information based on the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses, and the 2004 estimates & 2009 projections. Sometimes it is sufficient to merely look at current estimates and projections, but often you need to review past trends in order to appropriately plan for the future. With the Planners Package Plus, you can explore population and housing trends from 1980 to 2009.

One problem with working with different censuses and datasets is dealing with changing geographies over time. With the Planner Package Plus, we have resolved this issue – all of the data is converted to 2000 boundaries. You can quickly and easily compare many levels of geography – county, tract, block group, and zip code – you can even run radii around a given coordinate. The products in this package span nearly four decades for optimal time series analysis. The package includes:

  • 2004 Estimates, 2009 Projections, Consumer Expenditures and Profiles
  • 2000 Long Form (SF3)
  • 1990 Long Form in 2000 Boundaries
  • 1980 Long and Short Forms in 2000 Boundaries

Two key components for time series analysis are the additions of 1980 and 1990 data normalized to the 2000 boundaries – thus making time series analysis much easier.

Planners Package Basic

The basic planners package has nearly three decades of data from 1990, 2000, and 2004/2009. It is an excellent option for researchers and planners who only need data from more recent decades and do not want the1980 dataset that comes with the Planners Package Plus. Like the Planner Package Plus, you get all available levels of geography including county, tract, block group, and zip code. This package includes:

  • 2004 Estimates, 2009 Projections, Consumer Expenditures and Profiles
  • 2000 Long Form (SF3)
  • 1990 Long Form in 2000 Boundaries

Planners Package for Ethnic Studies

For researchers who need specific data on ethnicity and race broken-out by age and/or gender, you require an additional dataset – the 2000 Short Form. The Planners Package for Ethnic Studies is the basic Planners Package with 1990, 2000, and 2004/2009 datasets, plus the 2000 Shot Form. The 2000 Short Form is the only source of 2000 ethnic data with specific distributions of Hispanics and Asians by nation of origin. The Planners Package for Ethnic Studies includes:

  • 2004 Estimates, 2009 Projections, Consumer Expenditures and Profiles
  • 2000 Long Form (SF3)
  • 2000 Short Form (SF1)
  • 1990 Long Form in 2000 Boundaries

2000 Long Form

The Census 2000 Long Form is the most complete source of detailed information about the people, housing, and economy of the United States. The CensusCD/DVD 2000 Long Form offers the entire US Census Bureau’s SF3 dataset in an integrated data and software package.

This dataset contains variables such as income, housing, employment, language spoken, ancestry, education, poverty, rent, mortgage, commute to work, etc. There are 5,500 variables at the Block Group level and over 10,000 more variables at the larger geographies such as tract, zip code, county and state level. The dataset includes all of the available cross-tabulated variables (income by age, employment by race) released by the US Census Bureau.

CensusCD/DVD 2000 Long Form, like all of our census-based products, comes with built-in data viewing and exporting capabilities as well as thematically shaded, color-mapping capabilities. With a few quick keystrokes you can generate full-blown maps or tables. You can extract data as dbf, ASCII, shape, or mid/mif files and use them as input files for other programs e.g. statistical (SAS, SPSS), database (Access, Oracle), spreadsheet (Excel, 1-2-3), and mapping (Arc View, MapInfo). You can even export any of the geographic boundaries into the mapping packages.

The intuitive software interface makes it simple to search for and select the data you’re interested in. You can custom tailor reports down to the block group level, around a central point, or for a large array of areas all at once. 2000 Long Form even lets you create and map your own computed fields from the data.

Census 2000 Long Form lets you easily explore, analyze, and visualize an enormous amount of details about the people, housing, industry, economy, and places in the United States – right from your PC.

The data on Census 2000 Long Form is used every day by marketing analysts and researchers, media companies, utilities, community planners, health professionals, real estate consultants, business owners, social and political researchers, state and local governments, journalists and librarians. Anyone who needs detailed demographic information will benefit enormously from Census 2000 Long Form.

2000 Short Form

CensusCD 2000 Short Form provides details about the population of the United States. Short Form (SF1) is a 100 % count sample. It has variables including race, Hispanics, age of head of household, age of children, presence of older relatives, composition of the family, family size, rent vs. own, etc. It has 8 levels of geography: State, County, Tract, Block Group, MCD/CCD, Place, Congressional divisions and Zip (ZCTA).

CensusCD 2000 Short Form is essential for two key pieces of information that are not available on the 2000 Long Form (SF3): Group Quarters and Country of Origin for Hispanics and for Asians. If you are interested in populations in specific types of group quarters (correctional facilities, nursing homes, student dorms, military barracks, etc.), then the SF1 is the only source of data. Likewise if you want the specific country of origin for Hispanics and Asians, you must consult the 2000 Short Form.

2000 Short Form Blocks

CensusCD 2000/Short Form Blocks contains all Short Form data on the block level, thus providing very detailed information about the population of the United States. It has demographic information at the block level for each of the 8+ Million blocks from the most recent US 2000 Census.

The variables include race (and Hispanic designation), age of head of household, age of children, presence of older relatives, composition of the family, family size, rent vs. own, etc.

You can select various levels of geography: Nation, Region, Division, State, County, and Tract to view the data. The data will be presented at the Block level. For example, you can look at the State of Pennsylvania, at the block level for Age of Head of Household or you could look at Montgomery County (PA) or even just one of the census tracts in Montgomery County.

CensusCD 2000/Short Form Blocks is an integrated data and software package. Data reports and color-coded maps are created with just a few keystrokes from the CDs. This dataset is so large that it is divided among 4 regional CD’s.

2000 Redistricting

CensusCD 2000 / Redistricting is the first detailed data available from the 2000 Census. It includes all the 2000 Redistricting data, with 2000 Census data available at 19 levels of geography, from Block Group up to National.

Census CD 2000 / Redistricting also includes, for comparison purposes, 1990 Redistricting data normalized to 2000 geographies. So if you want an easy-to-use Redistricting data product : for just your State, or the entire Nation : you’ll find it in Census CD 2000 / Redistricting.

2000 Redistricting Blocks

CensusCD 2000 / Redistricting Blocks is based on the first detailed data available from the 2000 Census, the Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) data.

CensusCD 2000 /Redistricting Blocks reports the population, racial and ethnic data at the Census Block Level (all 8.2 million). Block level data allows for a significantly higher resolution of demographic analysis than viewing data at the Block Group level.

CensusCD 2000/Redistricting Blocks also includes 1990 Redistricting data normalized to 2000 geographies thru a sophisticated (and proprietary) 1990 to 2000 Block weighting process, built from the analysis of both TIGER 1992 and TIGER 2000. CensusCD 2000/Redistricting Blocks is the most comprehensive set of Census 2000 data boundaries available.

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