DETERMINE THE CENSUS 2000 CENSUS TRACT NUMBER FOR AN ADDRESS
Using American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's data dissemination and online mapping engine, you can enter a street address and retrieve the associated census tract number, as well as additional Census 2000 data associated with the address. In the Census 2000 section, on the American FactFinder main page, select the "Enter a street address" link.
Institutions that need to file HMDA or CRA reports should check the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) Web site to determine which vintage census tract (2000 or 1990) they should use when filing their HMDA or CRA reports. See Determining Census 2000 Tract Numbers for HMDA/CRA Reporting for information about various products available from the Census Bureau.
We have posted Census 2000 Tract numbers in two separate text files: Alabama through Montana and Nebraska through Wyoming and Puerto Rico, as an added resource for HMDA and CRA reporters. Each record provides the name and associated state and county FIPS codes and census tract numbers in hierarchical order. The leading and trailing zeros of the Census Tract numbers are not shown.Each line is a separate record, and each record consists of four fields:
There are no plans to create a Census 2000 TIGER/Census Tract Street Index
RELATE 2000 CENSUS TRACTS TO 1990 CENSUS TRACTS
As part of the Census 2000 geographic product series, the Census Bureau has produced Census Tract Relationship Files. (In previous censuses, this product was called a comparability file.) The purpose of the relationship files is to show how 1990 census tracts relate to Census 2000 census tracts. The files will consist of one record per each 1990 census tract/2000 census tract spatial set. A spatial census tract set is defined as the area that is uniquely shared between a 1990 census tract and a 2000 census tract.
The Census 2000 Census Tract Relationship Files, which include 56 sets of files (one set for each of the 50 states plus separate files for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), are located on the Census 2000 Census Tract Relationship File Web page. An explanation of record layout and file structure, as well as examples of the main types of relationships that exist between 1990 and 2000 census tracts are also located on the Census 2000 Census Tract Relationship File Web page.
Note: For Census 2000, BNAs (Block Numbering Areas) have been incorporated into one program of census tracts. Therefore, there are no BNAs in Census 2000 geography, only census tracts.
LandView® 5 and LandView® 6
LandView was developed in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency to map the location of hazardous waste sites and to provide basic census statistics for the areas around these sites. Because it can display the 2000 census tract boundaries over the network of streets, it is useful for matching addresses to census tracts. Since it is a map-based system, one can code rural addresses and new construction provided that one has a knowledge of the location of the address on the ground. New to versions 5 and 6 is the "Address Finder" feature. This feature allows the user to type in a street name and ZIP Code to help determine where the address is located. Once the address is located on the map, one can then find the census tract and block group numbers. LandView 5 is distributed on one CD-ROM per state (see information for Texas) for $60 each, or as a two DVD set for $99. Land View 6 is available as a two DVD set only and costs $129.00. We also provide a LV5 demo and a LV6 demo for those who may be potentially interested in this product.
There are a variety of tools available to determine in which 1990 census tract a particular address is located, as well as the poverty rate and other information related to that census tract. They range from paper maps to the Internet. Not all of these tools are equally appropriate for every user, however, and not all of the tools are equally capable in every situation. It should be noted that there are some parts of the country with areas identified as Block Numbering Areas (BNAs). These are the geographic equivalent to a census tract, and the two terms will be used interchangeably. This resource guide is in three parts, Part II - Census Bureau tools used to determine the 1990 Census Tract, Part III- Locating Census Tracts, and Part IV - Determining Poverty Rates.
DETERMINE THE 1990 CENSUS TRACT NUMBER FOR AN ADDRESS
Census Tract Street Locator
This free Internet (World Wide Web) application which used the TIGER/Census Tract Street Index data base is no longer available.
For those users who still need 1990 census tracts the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council's (FFIEC) look-up site is still available.
1990 CENSUS TRACT OUTLINE MAPS
The American FactFinder Reference Maps feature to create maps illustrating the boundaries, names, codes and numbers of various levels of geography, including Census Tract boundaries. Click on the "Reference Maps" link. Next click on the appropriate State on the map. Select "Boundaries" under the "Display" heading. Select the Census Tract layer and any other layers you wish to view. Select "View" under the "Map" heading. You will be able to zoom in or out and pan in several directions until there is sufficient detail to see the tract boundaries.
1990 Census Tract/Block Numbering Area Outline Maps
The 1990 Census Tract Outline Maps are in ADOBE PDF format. These maps are re-creations of the 1990 Census Tract/BNA outline maps and differ from the original 1990 Census Tract Outline Maps. Similar to the 2000 Census Tract outline maps, these maps are county-based and created for all 1990 Counties/County Equivalents in the United States. All maps display the 1990 geography; however, the features displayed on these maps are those shown on the Census 2000 maps. These maps show the boundaries and numbers of the 1990 census tracts/BNAs as well as the named features underlying the boundaries. They also show the boundaries, names and codes for 1990 American Indian/Alaska Native areas, counties, county subdivisions, and places. The scale of the maps will be optimized to keep the number of map sheets for each area to a minimum, but the scale and number of sheets will vary by the area size of the county and the complexity of the census tracts.
To purchase paper copies of the 1990 Census Tract/Block Numbering Area Outline Maps, call the Census Bureau's Customer Services Center order desk at 301-763-4636. For more information about geographic products call 301-763-1128
SOFTWARE PRODUCTS FOR LOCATING 1990 CENSUS TRACTS
LandView was developed in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency to map the location of hazardous waste sites and to provide basic census statistics for the areas around these sites. Because it can display the 1990 census tract boundaries over the network of streets, it is useful for matching addresses to census tracts. This product is somewhat slower than the data base system used by the TIGER/Census Tract Street Index. However, since it is a map-based system, one can code rural addresses and new construction provided that one has a knowledge of the location of the address on the ground. The product is distributed on one DVD for $90. One can also get the software and one county's worth of LandView III data free from the Right to Know Network's (RTK-Net) Web site.
The TIGER/Census Tract Street Index is no longer available.
After you have matched addresses to census tract numbers, there are several ways to determine 1990 poverty rates for those census tracts. In many libraries and in the State Data Centers there is a publication titled the Population and Housing Characteristics for Census Tracts and Block Numbering Areas (CPH-3) and a CD-ROM product titled STF-3A. Both show census tract data from the 1990 Census. The STF-3A CD-ROM can be purchased from the Census Bureau. See Population, Land Area and Poverty Data for 1990 Census Tracts for listings by state of census tracts/BNAs.
For those users that are interested in using the Web, the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council's (FFIEC) service mentioned above also provides the poverty rate for 1990 census tracts.
The U.S. Census Bureau DOES NOT determine whether a census tract is a "qualified census tract". Qualified Census Tracts are Determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For more information on qualified census tracts, refer to the HUD USER website. Qualified Census Tracts are one of the criteria for determining HUBZone qualification.
The U.S. Census Bureau does not determine whether an area qualifies as a HUBZone. This determination falls under the Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program (main HUB Zone SBA office: 202-205-8885).
Use the Small Business Administration Web site for the following:
Empowerment Contracting Resources, Information and Tools
Comments and questions may be sent to the U.S. Census Bureau's Geography Division