TO: CTPP-News listserv
Now that we've all had time to thoroughly digest the PL 94-171 data file, the Census
Bureau will be developing a one-page "Demographic Profile" (DP-1) for all
states, counties and places in the US. This Demographic Profile will be based on 100%
short form data. It will be released on a flow basis over the next few months.
These one-page profiles will be released in PDF format, and available on American
FactFinder. Data files will also be released, either in DBF or ASCII or formats to be
Eventually this Demographic Profile page will be prepared for all (?) census tracts.
Expected release schedule for these Demographic Profiles is May through July (according to
the Census Bureau's page) though we should be expecting national data in the next
couple of weeks.
Data items included in the Demographic Profile will be fairly simple tabulations, for
example: total population by sex; total population by age cohorts (5-yr increments to
85+); total population age 18+ and 65+ by sex; and total population age 21+ and 62+.
This will be the *first* release of detailed Asian (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino,
Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Other Asian), Native Hawaiian/Pac Islander (Hawaiian,
Guamanian, Samoan, Other Pacific Islander) and detailed Hispanic/Latino (Mexican, Puerto
Rican, Cuban, Other Latino) population.
The Demographic Profile will also have data on number of households and household
population; group quarters population (institutional and non-institutional); relationship
to householder; family and non-family households; average household size; average family
size; vacant housing units; and housing units by owner/renter tenure and average household
size by owner/renter tenure.
For a sample of what data will be available you can check out the DRAFT (?) profile
When you go to this page, click on "Demographic Profile." It is the second
I don't know too much else, but some of us are monitoring the discussions on the State
Data Center listserv & talking to Census staff. I don't know if *all* of the
"large area" (state, county) data will be released before *any* of the
"small area" (city, place, tract) is released. I guess we'll all find out in
a month or so!
Again, these DP-1 pages are due out May - July 2001. The detailed SF-1 short form datasets
are due out June - September 2001.
Recommend bookmarking the census release schedule at:
Hope this helps! (Census Bureau folk should jump in to correct any glaring errors or
Chuck Purvis, Metropolitan Transportation Commission,
TRB Urban Data Committee Chair,
& SF Bay Area census analyst for ABAG/MTC Regional Data Center.