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Based on 2000 Decennial Census Data

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Overview - The Missouri Census Data Center has created a family of related applications that provide access to distilled demographic summaries of a wide array of geographic areas based on the results of the 2000 and 1990 decennial censuses. Each application is comprised of a similar set of software components:

Why So Many? - The MCDC has developed five of these profile products. Why so many? Partly because the Census Bureau delivers most of the data from a decennial census in two basic kinds of summary files:
  1. Data based on the short-form questionnaire that everyone fills out. Usually referred to as complete count data.
  2. Data based on the long-form questionnair that is sent to only a sample (about 1 in 6) of households. Usually referred to as sample data.
Because the data from the short form is released about a year earlier than the data from the long form, we usually have to create data products based on the short form earlier than those based on the long form. The short-form data is also available at finer units of geography (down to the block level) that the long-form data. Our profile products usually come in pairs, with one being based on short-form data and the other based on long form data. The specific data products (summary files) released by the Census Bureau corresponding to these two kinds of data are "Summary File 1" (complete count) and "Summary File 3" (sample data). (There are also summary files 2 and 4 but we do not use those tabulations in our demographic profile products.)

The other defining dimension for these data products is the year or years of the data. We have two products that contain data only from the 2000 census, one that has data only from the 1990 census, and two more that are trend reports containing comparable data items for both decades. Demographic Profile Summary Table With Links - The following table provides a summary of the current "dp" applications along with links to the main and primary menus for each.

Application Description Menu Links
dp3_2k Demographic Profile 3, 2000 Census. Most detailed profile, based on sample (long form) data. Subject matter includes age, race, income, poverty, education, commuting, household types, and housing values. The tables include a special column that contain hyperlinks to display complete SF3 tables upon which the extracts are based. Main

US   MO   IL   KS

dp3_2kt Demographic Profile 3 Trend Reports, 1990 & 2000 Census. Basic demographic indicators based on sample (long form) data showing their values from the two decennial censuses and the change over the decade. Probably the most useful report in the series. Includes data at the census tract and BG level for Missouri. Main

US   MO   IL   KS

dp1_2k Demographic Profile 1, 2000 Census. Less detailed profile, based on complete count (short form) data. Subject matter includes just the basics, including age, race, household types, and tenure. For most geographic areas the report also shows the 1990 population and the change over the decade. Main

US   MO   IL   KS

dp1_2kt Demographic Profile 1 Trend Reports, 1990 & 2000 Census. Basic demographic indicators based on the short form data, showing values from the two decennial censuses and the change over the decade. Includes data at the census tract and BG level only for Missouri. Main

US   MO  

xtabs3v2 Basic Tables Reports, 1990 Census. Basic demographic indicators based on the 1990 long form data. Many (but not all) of these data items are also available in the dp3_2kt reports. A unique feature of these reports is the use of a "traffic lighting" color code scheme that indicates the ranking of selected key indicators within the reports. Data at the census tract level is available here for the entire country. Main

(Each state has its own main menu, accessible from the application main menu.)

Related Product from the Census Bureau: DP1 thru DP4 - For 2000 the Census Bureau created demographic profiles similar to what can be found in the MCDC's dp1_2k and dp3_2k products. These profiles are available as 4-page pdf files/reports, each summarizing one geographic entity. The first report/page ("DP1") is based on short form data, while the remaining three ("DP2", "DP3" and "DP4") are based on long form data. They are available only for selected geographic units (states, counties, cities, Congressional Districts and MSA's) but for the entire country. Access these profiles using the MCDC's front-end menu page. Or, if you prefer, you can go straight to the Bureau's Demographic Profiles web page (which links to the Profiles search page) to access these reports.


This file last modified Wednesday April 28, 2010, 13:00:28


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