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Census Information & Links

For Census 2010, and detailed information on other Census Bureau projects, see the WSU Library Guide.

For Health Science Statistics, see the WSU Vancouver Guide.

There are many changes in the Census search interface, and in the information available.  See Census Help & Tutorials.

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Census 2000:  To identify tract boundaries in Spokane or Yakima, see the book in the reference collection in each location:
Census 2000 : maps of census tracts, Spokane & Yakima, WA
Spokane Academic Library - WSU Reference HA696.S6 C46 2000  & Yakima Reference HA696.Y3 C46 2000

For data, or to build your own maps, choose Census Bureau home page .

Choose American FactFinder.

In FactFinder, use the Getting Detailed Data choices in the center of the screen:

Choose from "Decennial Census" > "get data"
Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data or Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data

For tract-level information:  At "Select a geographic type", use the drop-down arrow button to choose "Census tract". The screen will change, leading you through choices to reach a list of census tracts.  You may save or print the results.

For numerical tables, choose among the Data Sets listed. Each one takes you to a page listing all the sets.  Select from them depending on what you need: Poverty info is in SF-3. This is the one most people need most frequently.  Detailed population and race breakdown is in SF-1




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