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The Commerce Department's Census Bureau today released a CD-ROM containing basic demographic data from the Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal. The dress rehearsal was conducted in 1998 in Columbia, S.C., and 11 surrounding counties; Menominee County, Wis., including the Menominee Reservation; and Sacramento, Calif.
The CD-ROM set has unadjusted data from the 100-Percent Summary File for Columbia, as well as adjusted and unadjusted data for the other dress rehearsal sites. These data were released earlier on the Census Bureau's Internet Web site. The files contain a number of tabulations showing information based on the questions asked of the entire population and at every housing unit. The CD-ROMs also include the 100-Percent Demographic Profile, a one-page table with key population and housing characteristics about the dress rehearsal sites.
All survey and census results may contain measurement and sampling errors and researchers who use the data to create their own estimates are solely responsible for the validity of those estimates. Information about these potential measurement errors is provided. The Census Bureau recommends that data users incorporate this information in their analysis and cite the Census Bureau as a source of the core data only.
These data are available on the Internet through the Census Bureau's new dissemination system, American FactFinder <http://factfinder2.census.gov/>.