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Link to Census 2000 Gateway Census 2000 Data for the United States

The population of the United States on April 1, 2000 was 281,421,906. [PDF 2M]

Data Highlights in American FactFinder:

Tables:
General Demographic Characteristics (DP-1)
General Housing Characteristics (QT-H1)
Sex by Single Years of Age (PCT12)
Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density Table: States (ranked by population) (GCT-PH1-R)
Metropolitan Areas (ranked by population) (GCT-PH1-R)
American Indian and Alaska Native Areas, and Alaska Native Regional Corporations (GCT-PH1)
Maps: Average Household Size (United States by state)
Persons per Square Mile (United States by state)

Other Data Highlights: States ranked by population: 2000 and 1990 (Table T-1) (PDF - 5.5k)

American FactFinder provides access to tables and maps for all tabulated geographies.

   Summary File 4 - released 7/30/2003

Summary File 4 (SF4) contains the sample data, which is the information compiled from the questions asked of a sample of all people and housing units.

The sample data are presented in 213 population tables (matrices) and 110 housing tables, identified with "PCT" and "HCT", respectively. Each table is iterated for 336 population groups: the total population, 132 race groups, 78 American Indian and Alaska Native tribe categories (reflecting 39 individual tribes), 39 Hispanic or Latino groups, and 86 ancestry groups.

SF 4 is released as individual files for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; and for the United States. The tables (matrices) are identical for all files, but the geographic coverage differs. Data are provided down to the census tract level.

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 Documentation:  

Technical Documentation [PDF] (5M)


   Summary File 3 - released 9/25/2002

Summary File 3 consists of 813 detailed tables of Census 2000 social, economic and housing characteristics compiled from a sample of approximately 19 million housing units (about 1 in 6 households) that received the Census 2000 long-form questionnaire. Fifty-one tables are repeated for nine major race and Hispanic or Latino groups: White alone; Black or African American alone; American Indian and Alaska Native alone; Asian alone; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone; Some other race alone; Two or more races; Hispanic or Latino; and White alone, not Hispanic or Latino.

Summary File 3 presents data for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in a hierarchical sequence down to the block group for many tabulations, but only to the census tract levels for others. Summaries are included for other geographic areas such as Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAsTM) and Congressional districts (106th Congress).

Summary File 3 includes 484 population tables and 329 housing tables that are identified according to geographic coverage:

  • Population (P) and Housing (H) tables are available to the block group
  • Population (PCT) and Housing (HCT) tables are available to the census tract level only
Data:   Access to all tables and maps in American FactFinder
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 Technical Documentation:   Technical Documentation (PDF) (6M)
Technical Note on Same-Sex Unmarried Partner Data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses


    Demographic Profile (100% and Sample data) - released 6/4/02

A profile includes four tables that provide various demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the Unites States, states, counties, minor civil divisions in selected states, places, metropolitan areas, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, Hawaiian home lands and congressional districts. It includes 100-percent and sample data from the decennial censuses.

There are four tables in the Demographic Profile, labeled (DP-1 thru DP-4). For Census 2000 data, the DP-1 table is available as part of the Summary File 1, and the other three tables will be available as part of the Summary File 3 data set.

Data:   Demographic Profile Data Search
Comparison Tables:  1990 and 2000 Comparison Tables
Note concerning Consumer Price Index (CPI-U-RS) values in the 1990 Demographic Profile, Tables DP-3, footnote 4, and in Table DP-4, footnote 6.
News Release:   Number of Foreign-Born Up 57 Percent Since 1990, According to Census 2000
FTP Download:   United States  
Documentation:   Technical Documentation (PDF)
Technical Note on Same-Sex Unmarried Partner Data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses

  Summary File 2 - released 5/29/02
Summary File 2 (SF2) contains 47 detailed tables focusing on age, sex, households, families, and occupied housing units for the total population. These tables are repeated for 249 detailed population groups based on the following criteria:
  • no tables are available for geographic areas having a population of less than 100
  • tables are repeated only for the race groups, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and Hispanic or Latino groups having a population of 100 or more within the geographic area.

For a complete list of the 249 population groups, see Appendix H of the SF 2 Technical Documentation (PDF).

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Documentation:   Technical Documentation (PDF)
Technical Note on Same-Sex Unmarried Partner Data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses

   Summary File 1 - release 11/16/01
Summary File 1 (SF 1) contains data on age, sex, households, families, and housing units based on answers to the questions common to both the Census 2000 Short-Form and Long-Form Questionnaires.

Data:   Access to all tables and maps in American FactFinder
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Documentation:   Technical Documentation (PDF)
Technical Note on Same-Sex Unmarried Partner Data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses

   Demographic Profiles (100% only)
The Profile of General Demographic Characteristics provides Census 2000 data on age and sex distribution, race, Hispanic origin, household relationship and type, housing occupancy and tenure.

Tables
Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics for the United States: 2000  PDF | CSV | FactFinder 
Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics for the United States: 1990  FactFinder 
Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics: U.S., Regions, Division, Metropolitan Areas, American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Hawaiian Home Lands, States, Congressional Districts (106th Congress)  PDF (8.4m) | FTP

News Release:   Nation's Median Age Highest Ever, But 65-and-Over Population's Growth Lags, Census 2000 Shows
Documentation:   Technical Documentation and Subject Definitions (PDF)

   Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171)
The Census 2000 Redistricting Data contains summary statistics on counts for the total population, for the population 18 years and over, and population counts by race and by Hispanic or Latino origin.

Tables
  English
Table 1. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for the United States: 2000  PDF | Excel 
Table 2. Population by Race, Including All Specific Combinations of Two Races, for the United States: 2000   PDF | Excel 
Table 3. Population by Race Alone, Race in Combination Only, Race Alone or in Combination, and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for the United States: 2000  PDF | Excel 
Table 4. Difference in Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for the United States: 2000  PDF | Excel 

Technical Documentation:   Technical Documentation and Subject Definitions
Related Data and Products:   Redistricting Data Program
Downloading Redistricting Data TIGER/Line Files
Redistricting Data Maps
Frequently Asked Questions on Race
Public Use Presentation Library

   Census 2000 Supplementary Survey
Data collection for the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey began in November 1999 in 1,203 counties and ran through December 2000. Residents at approximately 58,000 addresses were contacted each month. Although the survey was conducted in only 1,203 counties, it is important to note that this size sample is sufficient to produce data for every state in the Nation, as well as for counties and most metropolitan areas of 250,000 in population or more.

Tables
Table QT-01. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics for the United States: 2000  FactFinder 
Table QT-02. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics for the United States: 2000  FactFinder 
Table QT-03. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics for the United States: 2000  FactFinder 
Table QT-04. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics for the United States: 2000  FactFinder 

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