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California Census Research Data Center (CCRDC)

The CCRDC provides access to non-public microdata from its economic and demographic data programs for research conducted in physical secure locations at UCLA and UC Berkeley. This is not an on-line resource, but a unique resource to reseracher seeking access to data not otherwise available to the public. The California Census Research Data Centers (CCRDCs) at UCLA and UC Berkeley are two of nine Research Data Centers (RDCs) established by the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. All research undergoes a rigorous and lengthy review process, for feasibility, scientific merit, benefit to the Census Bureau, and disclosure risks.

Census Bureau's TIGER system Home Page

Here you will find a link to download the 2007 TIGER Shapefiles, and plenty more information about the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system.

Census 2000 Tiger Line Files

You can download one or more Census 2000 Tiger/Line files. Each state folder contains a Counts file and individual county files. The county files are stored in compressed format and are compatible with PK Ware's PK Zip software.

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Data Access Tools from the U.S. Census

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FAQs about Census Geography

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Census Bureau Geography, Maps and Mapping Engines

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Geographic Reference Areas Manual
The Geographic Areas Reference Manual describes in great detail the basic geographic entities the Census Bureau uses in its various data tabulations and documents the purposes, definitions, standards, criteria, and procedures used to select, define, delineate, and revise these geographic entities.

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Census Publication Index - Ohio State

IPUMS - The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series at the Minnesota Population Center

This is THE starting place if you have any interest in using microdata from the decennial censuses of the US. The documentation provides wording/context, extractions are straightforward, multiple statistical packages are supported.

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MABLE/Geocorr
Trying to make sense of Census geographies? Trying to link Census block to zip code? Trying to link school district data to population data? Go to MABLE/Geocorr. MABLE/Geocorr is a web based application that allows the user to create crosswalk files for different kinds of geographies. It uses the Master Area Block Level Equivalency (MABLE) database (which contains almost 7 million census block entries – the smallest geographic units used in the census data) to create a report file and a comma-delimited ASCII crosswalk file of user-defined geographies. The user can then browse this and/or save it to their local disk.

MABLE/Geocorr includes geographies like county, Census (2000) place (FIPS), zip code, PMSA, School District, Congressional District and many more. The site also allows users to make crosswalk files to old or “vintage” geographies.

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NHGIS - The National Historical Geographic Information System
The National Historical Geographic Information System provides GIS-compatible boundary files and aggregate census data for the United States between 1790 and 2000, free.

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Uexplore/Dexter
Uexplore/Dexter is an interactive web application that provides access to the public data archive of the Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC), featuring U.S. Census and other public data. The interface resembles the Windows Explore, allowing the user to navigate through and access files. Uexplore/Dexter allows the user to view and/or download pretabulated data tables and detailed meta-data, as well as to download customized data extracts.

The Uexplore/Dexter tool is aimed at an experienced and motivated user. There is a steep learning curve to climb to fully take advantage of this powerful access tool. Also the tool requires typing in of codes and reading documentation. There are certainly other applications which are more user-friendly, but Uexplore/Dexter allows you to define what you can get.

The Uexplore/Dexter archive includes such holdings as the 1980, 1990, and 2000 US Census, the American Community Survey, and some nice geographic reference sets. The archive also includes a number of Missouri based databases.

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