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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


  • 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

Finding Statistics

Social Explorer - remote access limited to UCSD affiliates - see what data is included

Finding Publications & Data Files

Find all 2000 census publications in the library catalog.

Selected publications:

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

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

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

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

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

Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics

Island Areas Demographic Profiles

Data Files:

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

Summary file 1 [ C 3.282:2000]

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

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

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