Contact: Mark Tolbert III
Public Information Office
(301) 457-3691/457-3620 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
The Census Bureau released Census 2000 demographic profile tables with social, economic and housing characteristics for Massachusetts today. The data — summary tabulations of the responses to census long-form questions — will be used by elected officials and planners to make decisions affecting the quality of life in their communities.
Three new tables are based on answers to the long-form questionnaire, which was delivered to about 1-in-6 — roughly 19 million — households nationwide.
Some of the characteristics included in the new profile tables are:
A fourth table, with profile data from the short form, was released last year. It includes characteristics such as age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and household type and homeownership.
The profiles will be made available for every county, place, metropolitan area, American Indian or Alaska Native area, Hawaiian homeland and congressional district (106th Congress).
To access the profile tables on the FTP server, bona fide media representatives will need two sets of usernames and passwords: one to enter the embargo page, which may be obtained by faxing a request on your organization's letterhead to the Public Information Office at (301) 457-3670, and a second set, which is posted in the embargo area.
For more information about how to order paper copies of the Demographic Profile with 100 percent and sample data, contact the Census Bureau's Customer Services Center, (301) 763-INFO (4636) or e-mail <email@example.com>.
For local context, contact the Massachusetts State Data Center on (413) 545-3460 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.