Windows XP update for DOS programs
A DOS batch file named GOXP.bat has been added to all of the software updates on this page to enable the DOS program updates to run in Windows XP.
Census 1990 Gateway
Decennial Publications (and Census 1990 Technical documentation)
Contact your local State Data Center (SDC) for SAS ™ (or other) code for use with 1990 census ASCII text data files.
Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
User Guide (1990)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Summary Tape Files (STF)
Copies of most of the 1990 Summary Tape File CD-ROM discs are now available online. The data file format is dBase III Plus™. DOS software is included for simple querying. The data files can also be accessed directly without using the available DOS software. Software and data file updates can be obtained from links in this section. When updating files, compare file creation dates.
Summary Tape File 1
Summary Tape File 3
STF3B DOS software [ZIP, 225 KB] (networkable version)
Please note that Summary Level (SUMLEV) code 800 and Geographic Component (GEOCOMP) code 00 identify whole ZIP codes in STF3B.
Note: A data user inquired about a software inconsistency within the 1990 STF 3A CD-ROM files. This inconsistency appears when producing a report for a metropolitan area (summary levels 319, 321, 329, 331, 340, and 341) or an urbanized area (summary levels 420, 430, 440, 450, and 460) in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California (Los Angeles disc #8), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. In these records, the area name appears correctly on the screen, but when output files are created, the area names a incorrect. All FIPS codes on the printout are correct.
The most recent update of the software is Version 2.5e, produced in May 1994. This release includes enhancements such as more efficient memory management and multi-user LAN capability. There is also a correction to the area name problem discussed above.
Subject Summary Tape Files (SSTF)
SSTF1 DOS software [EXE, 219 KB]
SSTF2 DOS software [EXE, 119 KB] (fixes copy whole matrix error)
SSTF17 DOS software [EXE, 294 KB] (fixes a data display problem for PMSA areas within CMSA area)
DOS SSTF22 software [EXE, 219 KB]
Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Program, Offical and Adjusted
Other decennial census links:
--ESCAP Report (Executive Steering Committee for A.C.E. Policy)
--Historical Data 1790 - 1990