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Census Research Guide: 2000

About the 2000 Census

Census Bureau's "By Decade" website

Includes a variety of publications, questionnaires, datasets, and more

Highlights

  • 22nd decennial census
  • US population: 281,422,426
  • California population: 35,278,768

Questions asked (see questionnaire)

Information obtained from all persons: Age, Sex, Color or Race, If American Indian, Name of Tribe, Relationship to head of family or household

Information obtained from a sample of the population: Ancestry/ Ethnic Origin, Marital Status, Deaf or Deaf Mute, Blind, Feeble-minded (idiotic), Ill or Disabled, School Attendance, Educational Attainment, Place of Birth, Citizenship, If Foreign Born, Year of immigration, language, Are grandchildren under 18 living within the household?, Are grandparents responsible for a Grandchild's basic needs?, Length of responsibility for grandchild, Veteran status, Length of service, In service date, Place of residence in a previous year, Year moved to present residence, Industry, Occupation, Class of Worker, Employment Status, Duration of Unemployment, Year last worked, Weeks worked in preceding year, Hours worked in preceding week, Industry 5 years ago, Value of Real Estate, Income, Place of work, Means of transportation to work

Statistics

Find all 2000 census publications in the Library.


Key publications: 

Print available in the Library

Online access

Summary Population and Housing Characteristics
[C 3.223/18:2000 PHC-1- ]

 Census Bureau

Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics
[C 3.223/23:2000 PHC-2- ]

 Census Bureau

Population and Housing Unit Counts
[ C 3.223/5:2000-PHC-3- ]

 Census Bureau

Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics - Island Areas
[C 3.223/23-2:2000 PHC-4-]

 Census Bureau

Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives by Tribe and Language
[C 3.223/28:2000 PHC-5]

 Census Bureau

Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics

 Census Bureau

Island Areas Demographic Profiles

 Census Bureau

 

Original electronic files released:

 

Online access

Census 2000 redistricting data (Public Law 94-171)
[C 3.275: R 24/DVD]

 Census Bureau

Summary file 1
[ C 3.282:2000]

 Census Bureau

Summary file 2
[C 3.282/2-3:2000/NAT]

 Census Bureau

Summary file 3
[C 3.282/2:V 1 DOOS 3 ST 08 NAT 1]

 Census Bureau

Summary file 4
[C 3.282/2-2:2000/NAT]

 Census Bureau

Census 2000 island areas summary file.
[C 3.223/23-2:2000 PHC-4-08-USIA/CD]

 Census Bureau

American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File (AIANSF).

 Census Bureau