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Decennial Census Data on Children

The Decennial Census occurs every 10 years, in years ending in zero, to count the population and housing units for the entire United States. Its primary purpose is to provide the population counts that determine how seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are apportioned.

Data about children are available for the U.S., 50 states and the District of Columbia, counties, and subcounty statistical areas (such as zip codes and block groups).

Data Tables, Products, and Reports

2000 census information on children is available at the national, state and sub-state levels. Use American FactFinder  Link to a non-federal Web site to find available Census 2000 data on children.

For more information about the Census 2000 survey and other data collected from the survey, visit the Census 2000 gateway.

Household and Families: 2000  Grandparents Living with Grandchildren: 2000  Married-Couple and Unmarried-Partner Households: 2000  Adopted Children and Stepchildren: 2000  Children and the Households They Live In: 2000  Children and the Households They Live In: 2000 

Census Atlas of the United States (CENSR-29)

Related Papers and Presentations

Census 2000
    What about the Children? Government Assistance and Child Well-Being Measured by the Census Supplementary Survey, 2001 [PDF - [an error occurred while processing this directive]] , by Jane Lawler Dye and Robin T. Levine. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 1-3, 2003.

    Adoptive Single Parents and Their Children: 2000 [PDF - [an error occurred while processing this directive]] , by Rose M. Kreider. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 1-3, 2003.

    Changes in the Lives of U.S. Children: 1990-2000 [PDF], by Julia Overturf Johnson, Robert Kominski, Kristin Smith, and Paul Tillman. Population Division Working Paper No. 78, 2005.

    1990 Census

      1990 census information on children is available at the national, state and sub-state levels. Use the FTP site to find available Census 1990 data on children.

      For more information about the Census 1990 survey and other data collected from the survey, visit the Census 1990 gateway.

      Census 1990 Briefs 

      Selected Historical Census Data

      Data from previous censuses can be found here. Historical Census reports are also available in PDF for 1790-1990.


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      Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Children |  Last Revised: 2013-05-09T16:28:29.094-04:00