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General and Reference data covers age, agriculture, and Asian Americans; it includes condominimums, crime, and capital costs. The reason for its variety: It describes reference guides and statistical anthologies, each spanning a myriad of social and economic facts.
All documents are in PDF format with a filesize ≤1MB unless otherwise stated.
The Census Bureau's monthly newsletter from 1996 to 1999 with articles summarizing newly issued findings reports and data files. It also discusses new software, data collection efforts being planned, and sources of assistance for data users.
The principal emphasis is on demographic, social, housing, and economic data for states and smaller areas. It also publishes key economic indicators (such as housing starts, retail sales, and the Consumer Price Index).
Census Briefs are short documents providing findings from Census 2000, current demographic surveys, and the 1997 Economic Census. They contain colorful charts to illustrate major points. Prior to November 1996, the Census Briefs were called the Statistical Briefs. Beginning in December, 1996, the Statistical Briefs series were redesigned and reissued as the Census Briefs.
The Statistical Briefs created before 1995 have presented a couple of errors with the Acrobat reader software. We will leave these publications online with the following recommended work-arounds. One problem is with viewing on screen and another is with printing.
The problem is not in the file itself, but in the way that Acrobat is dealing with fonts used to create the document. The pre-1995 Stat Briefs use fonts which don't have standard Postscript vector encoding. Acrobat has to deal with these as bit-mapped graphics, and the Reader seems to become overwhelmed at some point as it caches these fonts. The problem occurs after several documents using different fonts are loaded into Acrobat Reader or Exchange.
Please exit the Acrobat reader altogether before attempting to read the document you are having trouble with. Then access the document you need, which will start a fresh copy of Acrobat.
A related problem in printing the Statistical Briefs requires you to select a Print Option which will print bit-mapped or True Type fonts as graphics. Do this if your printed output is garbled.
C2KBR/35 - Ancestry: 2000
C2KBR/34 - The Foreign-Born Population: 2000
C2KBR/33 - Journey to Work: 2000
C2KBR/32 - Structural and Occupancy Characteristics of Housing: 2000
C2KBR/31 - Grandparents Living With Grandchildren: 2000
C2KBR/30 - Marital Status: 2000
C2KBR/22 - Veterans: 2000
C2KBR/21 - Housing Costs of Renters: 2000
C2KBR/20 - Home Values: 2000
C2KBR/19 - Poverty: 1999
C2KBR/18 - Employment Status: 2000
C2KBR/17 - Disability Status: 2000
C2KBR/01-16 - The Asian Population: 2000
C2KBR/01-15 - The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000
C2KBR/01-11 - The United States in International Context: 2000
CENBR/01-4 - Negocios de propiedad hispana: 1997
CENBR/01-3 - A Profile of the Nation's Foreign-Born Population From Asia (2000 Update)
CENBR/02-2 - The Older Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2000
CENBR/02-1 - Minority-Owned Businesses: 1997
CENBR/01-2SP - Viniendo desde las Américas: Un perfil de la población del país nacida en el extranjero desde América Latina
(Actualizado el año 2000)
CENBR/01-2 - Coming from the Americas: A Profile of the Nation's Foreign-Born Population From Latin America (2000 Update)
CENBR/01-1 - Coming to America: A Profile of the Nation's Foreign Born (2000 update)
C2KBR/01-14 The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000
C2KBR/01-13 Housing Characteristics: 2000
C2KBR/01-12 Age: 2000
C2KBR/01-10 The 65 Years And Over Population: 2000
C2KBR/01-9 Gender: 2000
CENBR/01-8 American Indian- and Alaska Native-Owned Businesses: 1997
C2KBR/01-8 Households and Families: 2000
C2KBR/01-7 Congressional Apportionment
CENBR/01-7 Asian-and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses: 1997
C2KBR/01-6 The Two or More Races Population: 2000
CENBR/01-6 Women-Owned Businesses: 1997
CENBR/01-5 Black-Owned Businesses: 1997
C2KBR/01-5 The Black Population: 2000
C2KBR/01-4 The White Population: 2000
CENBR/01-4 Hispanic-Owned Businesses: 1997
C2KBR/01-3 The Hispanic Population
C2KBR/01-2 Population Change and Distribution 1990 to 2000
C2KBR/01-1 Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin
CENBR/00-4 From the Mideast to the Pacific: A Profile of the Nation's Asian Foreign-Born Population
CENBR/00-3SP Llegados desde las Americas: Perfil de las personas nacidas en America Latina que viven en los Estados Unidos
CENBR/00-3 Coming From the Americas: A Profile of the Nation's Latin American Foreign-Born
CENBR/00-2 Coming to America: A Profile of the Nation's Foreign-Born
CENBR/00-1 Women in the United States: A Profile, 2000
CENBR/98-7 "Rust Belt" Rebounds
CENBR/98-6 New Ideas for Measuring Labor Productivity
CENBR/98-5 Russia's New Problem-Poverty
CENBR/98-4 Too Busy to Vote
CENBR/98-3 Neighborhood Pride
CENBR/98-2 Increase in At-Home Workers Reverses Earlier Trend
CENBR/98-1 Children Without Health Insurance
CENBR/97-5 - Disabilities Affect One-Fifth of All Americans
CENBR/97-4 - Immigration Bolsters U.S.Housing Market
CENBR/97-3 - Manufactured Exports Approach $500 Billion a Year
CENBR/97-2 - America's Children at Risk
CENBR/97-1 - Children with single parents--how they fare
CENBR/96-1 - Warmer, older more diverse: State-by-state Population Changes to 2025
Hispanic-Owned Businesses: Reaching New Heights
Empresas Cuyos Dueños son Hispanos:Alcanzando Nuevas Metas
Black-Owned Businesses: Strongest in Services
Election '96 -- Counting the American Electorate
Who Owns the Nation's Rental Properties?
Acquired Plants in the Food Manufacturing Industry Show Improved Performance
Do LBO's Profit after R&D Cuts?
Getting a Helping Hand Long--Term Participants in Assistance Programs
What We're Worth--Asset Ownership of Households: 1993
Mothers Who Receive WIC--Fertility and Socioeconomic Characteristics
The Nation's Asian and Pacific Islander Population -- 1994
The Nation's Hispanic Population--1994
La Población Hispana de los Estados Unidos--1994
Health Insurance Coverage--Who Had a Lapse Between 1991 and 1993?
Housing in Metropolitan Areas--Motor Vehicles Available
Mothers Who Receive Food Stamps
Home Equity Lines of Credit: A Look at the People Who Obtain Them
Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Doctor and Hospital Visits
Home Sweet Home: American's Housing, 1973 to 1993
Women in the United States: A Profile
Income and Job Mobility in the Early 1990's
Mothers Who Receive AFDC Payments
Reducing Toxins: Where to Look and How to Do It
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Hispanic Origin Households
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Black Households
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Asian or Pacific Islander Households
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Home Heating Fuel
Sixty-Five Plus in the United States
Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Plumbing
Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Structural Characteristics
Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Equipment and Fuels
Who Receives Child Support?
How Much We Earn-Factors That Make a Difference
Americans with Disabilities
Household Wealth and Asset Ownership: 1991
The Earnings Ladder: Who's at the Bottom? Who's at the Top?
The World at a Glance: 1994
Who's Minding the Kids?
Health Insurance Coverage- Who Had a Lapse Between 1990 and 1992?
House Beautiful-Patterns of Home Maintenance
Tracking the American Dream -- Fifty Years of Housing Changes
Blacks in America-1992
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Structural Characteristics
Phoneless in America
More Education Means Higher Career Earnings
Housing of Lower-Income Households
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Renter Financial Characteristics
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Movers and Stayers
Dollars for Scholars-Postsecondary Costs and Financing
Export Manufacturers Complete Successfully in Pay, Productivity, and Presence
Who Exports? Who Buys?
Two Different Worlds: Men and Women From 9 to 5
Our Scholastic Society
Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Single Parent Families
Financing Our Residential Property
Health Insurance Coverage-1993
A Taste of the Big Apple -- Housing in New York City
America's Income-Changes Between the Censuses
Black Americans: A Profile
What Do We Pay for Living Space?
Housing Changes: 1981 to 1991
Preparing for Retirement: Who Had Pension Coverage in 1991?
Education: The Ticket to Higher Earnings
Bureaucrats Are Beyond the Beltway
Buying That First Home- A Look at New First-Time Homeowners
Who Owns America's Farmland?
Recessions Matter for State Tax Collections
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: A Profile
Measuring the Productivity Impact of Pollution Abatement
Higher Wages Accompany Advanced Technology
Poverty in the United States- Changes Between the Censuses
Who Could Afford to Buy a House in 1991?
Statistical Indicators on Women: An Asian Perspective
This report reflects the proceedings from the 1996 Annual Research Conference. The conference had representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Missing Files. Note that some papers could not be produced in PDF format. Their titles appear in grey italics (indicating there is no link to a paper).
Printed Copies. The complete printed version of the Proceedings is available from the Government Printing Office.
NSHAPC was conducted to provide updated information on homeless assistance programs and the clients who use them to federal agencies responsible for administering homeless assistance programs and to other interested parties. The data are national in scope, and the survey is the first to gather through one effort a wide range of information relevant to the missions of the federal sponsors. NSHAPC was not conducted to produce a count of homeless persons. NSHAPC was conducted under the direction of the Interagency Council on the Homeless.
The data files listed below are formatted for SAS for Windows Version 6.12 and compressed using WinZip 7.0. These microdata have undergone a disclosure review and have been modified to protect the confidentiality of individual respondents as required by law (Title 13, United States Code, Section 9 or the Privacy Act of 1974.)
Client Data [ZIP, 3.1 MB]
Introduction to NSHAPC Public Use Data Files [84KB, PDF]
Copies of overheads used to present the NSHAPC data to new users in the workshop of July 22, 1999, slightly revised. This is important reading that will save you a lot of time, trouble, and mistakes.
Appendices to Technical Report [104KB, PDF]
A: NSHAPC's 76 primary sampling areas; B: Definitions for NSHAPC programs; C: Paper describing the Census Bureau's sampling procedures for all aspects of NSHAPC; D: Explanation of how the weights for the various NSHAPC data sets were developed.
Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Definitions [15KB, PDF]
Details of how past month, past year, and lifetime alcohol, drug, and mental health variables and their combinations were created, including exact question numbers.
Significance Tests [10KB, PDF]
Description of the formulas, including design effects, used by Urban Institute researchers to determine statistical significance for the NSHAPC Summary and Technical Reports.
Formats for Client Data [6KB, PDF]
Description of the format file that contains all the formats used in conjunction with the client data set. Also includes a brief description of how to integrate this format file into SAS programs.
American Community Survey (Questions and Answers)
Also available in العربية Arabic, 中文 Chinese, Français French, Kreyòl ayisyen Haitian Creole, 한 국 어 Korean, Polski Polish, Português Portuguese, русский Russian, En español, Spanish, and Việt Ngữ Vietnamese
The U.S. Population census records contain a wealth of information about people. They are useful in learning about one's family and local social and economic conditions at various times in history.
CFF-1 Statistics on Race and Ethnicity
CFF-2 Availability of Census Records About Individuals (Issued June 2008)
CFF-3 Agriculture Statistics
CFF-4 History and Organization
CFF-5 Reference Sources
CFF-6 Housing Statistics (Revised)
CFF-7 Population Statistics (Revised)
CFF-8 Census Geography - Concepts and Products (Revised)
CFF-9 Construction Statistics
CFF-10 Retail Trade Statistics
CFF-11 Wholesale Trade Statistics
CFF-12 Statistics on Service Industries
CFF-13 Transportation, Communications, and Utilities Statistics
CFF-14 Foreign Trade Statistics
CFF-15 Statistics on Manufacturing
CFF-16 Statistics on Mining Industries
CFF-17 Statistics on Governments
CFF-18 Census Bureau Programs and Products (Revised)
CFF-19 Enterprise Statistics
CFF-20 Energy and Related Statistics
CFF-21 International Programs
CFF-22 Data for Communities
Manual of Tabular Presentation: An outline of theory and practice at the Census Bureau in the presentation of statistical data in tables for presentation (1949) [scanned document, 21.5MB]
PRODPR/04-1 Product Profile: 2004, Census 2000: Summary File 4
PRODPR/04-2 Product Profile: 2004, LandView 6
PRODPR/03-1 Product Profile: 2003, Census 2000 Summary File 3
PRODPR/03-2 Product Profile: 2003, Census 2000 Summary File 2
PRODPR/03-3 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files
PRODPR/02-2 Product Profile: 2003, Census 2000 Summary File 1
MSO/01-ICDP Introduction to Census 2000 Data Products, June 2001
The Bureau of the Census collected information in the Census of Religious Bodies from 1906-1936. This information was obtained from religious organizations.
Public Law 94-521 prohibits us from asking a question on religious affiliation on a mandatory basis; therefore, the Bureau of the Census is not the source for information on religion.
Some statistics on religion can be found in the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the section on Population.
Other sources for religious data: