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Availability: Census 2000 Summary File 3 is available in several different file formats and media types. The software version contains retrieval software allowing users to manipulate, display, and download data from the file. The files also come in an ASCII version, but we recommend users attempt downloading a small file (e.g., the District of Columbia or Delaware) from the Internet. The file is also available online in the American FactFinder or in ASCII format through FTP.
Subject content: Summary File 3 contains population and housing data based on Census 2000 questions asked on the long form of a one-in-six sample of the population. SF 3 contains 813 tables: 484 population tables and 329 housing tables.
Population items include marital status, disability, educational attainment, occupation, income, ancestry, veteran status, and many other characteristics. Housing items include tenure (whether the unit is owner- or renter-occupied), occupancy status, housing value, mortgage status, price asked, and more. Technical documentation has a complete list of tables [PDF 5.9Mb]. For additional information, see the Product Profile [PDF 1.3Mb].
Geography: States, counties, county subdivisions, places, census tracts, ZIP code tabulation areas®, congressional districts (106th Congress), American Indian and Alaska Native Areas, Hawaiian Home Lands. For most subjects, data for census block groups also are shown. Note: National File has only the larger geographic areas. Technical documentation shows the geographic hierarchy used in the file [PDF 5.9Mb].
Census contact: Demographic Call Center (content), 301-763-2422 or toll-free at 1-866-758-1060; Customer Services Center (orders), 301-763-INFO (4636).