Public Law (P.L.) 94-171, enacted by Congress in December 1975, requires the Census Bureau to provide states the opportunity to identify the small area geography for which they need data in order to conduct legislative redistricting. The law also requires the U.S. Census Bureau to furnish tabulations of population to each state, including for those small areas the states have identified, within one year of Census day.
Since the first Census Redistricting Data Program, conducted as part of the 1980 census, the U.S. Census Bureau has included summaries for the major race groups specified by the Statistical Programs and Standards Office of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Directive 15 (as issued in 1977 and revised in 1997). Originally, the tabulation groups included White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander, plus “some other race.” These race data were also cross-tabulated by Hispanic/Non-Hispanic origin. At the request of the state legislatures and the Department of Justice, for the 1990 Census Redistricting Data Program, voting age (18 years old and over) was added to the cross-tabulation of race and Hispanic origin. For the 2000 Census, these categories were revised to the current categories used today.
Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Summary Files
Includes the official data, documentation, and support materials to assist in accessing P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data.
Others in Series
Summary File 3 Dataset
Summary File 3 (SF 3) contains the sample data, which is the information compiled from the questions asked of a sample of all people and housing units.
Migration for the Population 5 Years and Over: 2000
Source: Census 2000, special tabulation
Ranking Tables for Counties by Race: 2000
Source: Census 2000 Summary File 1