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The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for the United States, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. The demographic profiles provide 2010 Census data on age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, the group quarters population, and housing occupancy and tenure (whether the housing occupant owns or rents). With the release of data for all the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, profiles are now available for the nation, regions, metropolitan areas, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, and other cross-state geographies.
The profile includes more than 150 data items in all, plus percentage distributions. Highlights from the national and state data released today include:
In addition to the state-level data, demographic profiles are available for other areas down to the place/functioning minor civil division-level.
The characteristics data found in the demographic profiles will be available for additional levels of geography, such as census tracts or blocks, as part of the next 2010 Census data product, Summary File 1, to be released on a state-by-state flow basis between June and August.
Accessing the Data
The demographic profiles can be found on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder website at http://factfinder2.census.gov.
A summary file version of the profile data is also available for users who want to download the data set for all of the geographies within the state and run their own analysis and rankings. The summary file contains two parts: a file with the geographic headers (in fixed-length ASCII format) and the data file (in comma-separated ASCII format). The summary file is available for download at http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/03-Demographic_Profile/.
For local context, contact your State Data Center: <http://www.census.gov/sdc/network.html>.