In a coupla weeks the Census Bureau will be releasing the Census 2000
Supplementary Survey (C2SS) Data for cities and counties of 250,000
people or more. The C2SS was a 700,000-household survey that used the
American Community Survey questionnaire and methods.
In addition to the new data coming out, the TRB Subcommittee has
established a web page with the transportation data elements of the
C2SS. We have a power point presentation showing tables and maps of the
data, excel spread sheets with the transportation variables by
state-comparing 1990 and 2000, a written review of the findings and much
more. Our web page can be found directly at
The following was sent to me by Nanda Srinivasan via Peter Van Demark,
Caliper Corporation includes nationwide geographic files with 2000
Census data with all of its GIS software products. These geographic
files include states, counties, MSAs, census places, census tracts, and
ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs).
The 2000 Census data are profiles of the general demographic
characteristics, based on SF 1. There are 71 population and 25 housing
variables, which are based on the 100-percent data (questions asked of
all people and about every housing unit). The variables describe sex,
age, race, Hispanic or Latino household relationship, household type,
group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure. These
data can be used directly, without needing to download or assemble
files. The fields have descriptive names, and moving the cursor over a
column heading in a dataview shows extensive metadata for that column.
Users of Maptitude for Redistricting have gotten PL94-171 data with the
geographic files for blocks, VTDs, tracts, etc. for their state or
county, and will be receiving complete SF 1 data, with a table chooser
to make it easier to deal with the 82 tables and 8113 fields for tracts
and above. These data are also available as Data CDs for users of other
Caliper GIS software products.
All of the Caliper GIS software products also include nationwide
streets, based on TIGER/Line 2000, distributed on a single CD. This
geographic file can be used for locating by address as well as
displaying streets as a layer in your map.
For more information, please visit our web site at
Peter Van Demark
Director of GIS Products and Training Phone: 617-527-4700
Caliper Corporation Fax: 617-527-5113
1172 Beacon Street E-mail: peter(a)caliper.com
Newton MA 02461-9926 Web site: http://www.caliper.com