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School District Estimates for 1999

The 1999 school district estimate files only contain data - no labels, no table headers, no titles. A description of the contents of the files can be found below or in the file "README" in the file directory.

School district estimates posted on this site were revised May 16, 2003, to reflect corrected geographic boundaries for school districts in the following 14 states: Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Vermont. Only these states were affected by the revision; the date stamp in the FTP directory, and the date tag within the data files, identify the updated files. This link provides the list of school districts with a population or poverty estimate change.

Additionally, files for three states were updated for corrections to the following district name or ID number : North Carolina (37 37099 Eastern Cherokee Reservation Schools), Pennsylvania (42 15150 Meyersdale Area School District), and Virginia (51 04020 Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools). The population and poverty estimates remain unchanged.

School district population and poverty estimates for income year 1999 were initially released on this site in December, 2002. The school-age population figures in all files were replaced on February 27, 2003. The initial release contained only school-age children in families, instead of all school-age children. On average, the revised counts are larger than those they replace by 3 percent. The February 27, 2003 revision did not affect either the total population or the estimated number of poor school-age children related to the householder.

Access the school district data files for 1999


I.    File Organization:

    The files in the FTP directory contain estimates of population and
    poverty.  The school districts for which we have estimates were 
    identified in the 2001 school district mapping project's survey
    which asked for all school districts as of July 15, 2001. Thus the 1999 
    estimates reflect poverty in 1999 of the population in 2000 for school 
    district boundaries in the 2001-2002 school year.  There is one 
    file for each of the states, the District of Columbia, and the entire 
    United States.  Each file contains the FIPS state code, Department of 
    Education Common Core of Data (CCD) ID numbers, District names, 
    the total population, population of school-age children, and estimated 
    number of poor school-age children related to the head of the household.


II.   File Names

     Two kinds of files are located here:

        1) USSD99.dat           (A large file containing the estimates for
                                 every school district in the Nation)

        2) sd99_[STATE].dat     (Smaller files containing estimates for
                                 every school district in an individual state)

           where [STATE] = standard two-letter postal abbreviations.


III.  Record Layout for Files

      Position   Variable

          1- 2       FIPS State code
          4- 8       CCD District ID
         10-74       District Name
         76-83       Total Population
         85-92       Population of Relevant Children 5 to 17 years of Age
        94-101       Estimated Number of Relevant Poor Children 5 to 17 years
                     of age who are Related to the Head of Household
       103-122       A tag indicating the file name and date of creation



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates |  Last Revised: April 29, 2013