Welcome to the SF1 DVD Tutorial!
The Census Bureau created this web based tutorial
to allow for greater ease of use our SF1 DVD product for all levels
of data users, from the novice to the expert. This first section will
discuss some general, but very important, information about the SF1
DVD and this tutorial.
Summary File 1 (SF1) on DVD provides access to population and housing
data based on Census 2000 questions asked of all people and about every
housing unit. These data are often referred to as the "100% data."
items include: sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household
relationship, and household and family characteristics. HOUSING
items include occupancy status and whether the unit is owner- or renter-occupied
covered includes: States, counties, county subdivisions, places, census
tracts, ZIP code tabulation areas, congressional districts (106th Congress),
American Indian and Alaska Native Areas, Hawaiian Home Lands. For most
subjects, data for census block groups and census blocks also are shown.
While the software on this DVD does not create maps, you can import
data from the DVD into GIS programs such as ARCVIEW. The software supports:
- The selection of large numbers of geographic units
- Multiple geographic levels Distance and driving
- A complete set of variables, selection of individual
categories within a table
(e.g., just males 99 years old rather than 200+ age/sex categories)
- The creation of custom variables, which may be saved
for use at a later time