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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

Note to Correspondents — SAS Code Now Available for Summary File 2

     The Missouri State Data Center has released SAS code for 2010 Census Summary File 2, which can be accessed from the Missouri State Data Center website. Summary File 2 provides a new layer of detail to the population and housing topics released last year from the 2010 Census. The SAS code can be downloaded and adapted by users who want to convert the Summary File 2 information, available on the Census Bureau's FTP site, to SAS datasets. SAS is a statistical software package used in social sciences.

     Summary File 2 is being released on a state-by-state flow basis through April. Information, such as age, relationship and homeownership, previously available only for an area's entire population is now available for specific race and ethnic groups in that community. States already released are Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington. The District of Columbia has also been released.

     Microsoft Access users can find Microsoft Access 2003 and 2007 table shells on the press kit page for Summary File 2. In addition, Summary File 2 statistics are available from American FactFinder.

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