shrug-l: Census Data

C. Henry Depew sisu26 at
Tue Dec 27 20:38:36 EST 2005

Ken, et. al.
      The field definitions are found in the appendix to the Manual located 
on the Census web site.  Download the manual and then look in the
appendices.  Also in the manual is the description of what files contain 
what data.  You will probably have to combine one or more files to get what 
you want.  I know I did when I worked for in the DCA/DEM GIS Unit.  You 
simply write code and extract what you need. (I know, it is not that easy).
       In any event, download the 2000 Census Manual and look in the 

C. Henry Depew


At 04:07 PM 12/27/2005, Ken Stocks wrote:

>Thanks everyone for the previous suggestions.  This
>has been one of those days...  I downloaded what i
>could from the the US census site and did not get the
>attributes that i was looking for.  Can someone tell
>me where my shapefiles originated.  I have the ones
>from the Census that include blocks, block groups,
>etc.  but have no idea where it came from.  The US
>census website only allowed me to download digital
>statewide boundaries with very little attribute data
>to work with.  One of the files that i do have is the
>Census Blocks from 1990.  This shapefile has all of
>the attributes that I would like to work with
>(household income, mobile homes and so on).  Is there
>a site that I can download 2000 Census info from in
>shapefile format that includes a wider variety of
>attributes besides age, sex and race?
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