Thursday, April 29, 2010

Historical US Census Population data

From: Weaver, Bobbi.
"The walk-through is a bit difficult to put into writing. That is why
the Census rep contacted me by phone. You'll need to get the FIPS Codes for your state & county either from the Census Bureau or from another
source. The rep told me the ones for San Diego County (06073). Here's
my best attempt to distill her instructions in writing:"



1. From the Census Bureau's web site (www.census.gov
), click on the tab for "Subjects A to Z" at
the top of the page.
2. On the subjects listing, go to "Population" then to the subtopic
"Age" and click on the link for Age.
3. On the next page, click on the link "By Geography"
4. On the next page, click on the link "County Level"
5. On the "County Level" page, click on the link "Estimates"
6. On the "Population Estimates" page, scroll down to the heading
"Archived Releases" & click on the decade (e.g., 1990s)
7. On the next page, scroll down to the "Age by Sex" link and click
on it.
8. On the next page, click on your state. For the 1990s, this will
bring up a table of raw data. You will need to get the FIPS code for
your county in order to interpret the data.
9. For the 1980s, after you click on the link for the decade,
scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link "1980-1989
Intercensal County Estimates by Age, Sex, Race"
10. On the next page, there is a table with links to Excel files for
each year in the 1980s. Again you will need your FIPS code for your
county in order to file the stats.
11. For the 2000s, I did better with the American Factfinder page.
I got linked to it through a Google search.

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