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Geography for the 1990 Census of Population & Housing

For information on geographical concepts used in the 1990 Census of Population and Housing, see:

To create maps with tract boundaries, see Mary Finley's (California State University - Northridge) guide Finding Census Tract Data on the Internet: http://library.csun.edu/mfinley/census90.html. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating maps using the Census Bureau's American Factfinder.

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1990 Census of Population & Housing (including tract data)

Population and housing data (from 100 %-count and sample data) for all Census geographic levels.

Available from three sources (sources #1 and #2 provide options for exporting data):

  1. Census Bureau Lookup
    http://venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup

  2. Government Information Sharing Project
    http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/stateis.html

  3. Census Tract Street Locator
    Can identify the tract number for specific streets or addresses and retrieve a tract's statistical profile.
    Available from CenStat
    http://tier2.census.gov/ctsl/ctsl.htm

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1990 Census of Population and Housing-special subjects

Ancestry of the Population of the U.S. (SSTF 2)

Available from UC-Berkeley Social Science and Government Data Library
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GovData/info/SSTF2/

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Characteristics of the Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the U.S. (SSTF 5)

Available from UC-Berkeley Social Science and Government Data Library
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GovData/info/SSTF5/

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Equal Employment Opportunity File

Occupation distribution data by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
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Foreign-born Population in the U.S. (SSTF 1)

Available from UC-Berkeley Social Science and Government Data Library
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GovData/info/SSTF1/
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Persons of Hispanic Origin in the U.S. (SSTF 3)

Available from UC-Berkeley Social Science and Government Data Library
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/GovData/info/SSTF3/
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Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race: 1990-1997

Estimates of the population of counties and states by age, sex, and race and Hispanic Origin for 1990-1997.

Available from the Government Information Sharing Project
http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/pe-stateis.html

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U.S. Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov
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Historical census data

Historical Census Data Browser

Selected population and economic census data for states and counties from 1790 to 1960.

Available from Univ of Virginia Library's Geospatial and Statistical Data Center
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

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Historical population and housing data from the Census Bureau site

"Historical" at the Census Bureau web site may mean data going back to 1970, or back to 1790.

Historical Income Tables

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/histinctb.html

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Historical Poverty Tables

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/histpovtb.html

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Housing: Then and Now: 50 Years of Decennial Censuses

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/census/histcensushsg.html

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Selected Historical Census Data

http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html

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