Census Data Extraction

Created 2006-03-06 / Edited 2006-06-16

I'v been working for some time now on extracting some 2000 and 1990 census data. After a few failed starts, here I'll document what I've actually come up with. A bit.

Input Data

Here I'll describe what I have

2000 Census Data

  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/Summary_File_1 FTP Root for 2000 data
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/Summary_File_1/Arizona Arizona data
  • Data documentation PDF, see chapter 7

1990 Census Data

  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/ FTP Root for 1990 data
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/CD90_1A_8/ Arizona data (1A)
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/CD90_3A_03/ Arizona data (3A)
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/CD90_1A_8/document/howtouse.asc General usage documentation
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/CD90_1A_8/document/list_tbl.asc Summarized field descriptions
  • ftp://ftp2.census.gov/census_1990/CD90_1A_8/document/tbl_mtx.asc Detailed field descriptions