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  • The American FactFinder - This interactive application supports the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, the 1990 Census, Census 2000 and the latest Population Estimates.

  • Census 2000 EEO Data Tool - Using the web-based tool, you can select tabulations for various levels of geography based on residence or workplace. The data estimates available present information for various occupation groupings by race and ethnicity and sex.
  • Interactive Internet Tools

    • Censtats - Applications available include: Census Tract Street Locator, County Business Patterns, Zip Business Patterns, International Trade Data, and more.
    • QuickFacts - State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.
    • Online Mapping Tools - using TIGER and the American FactFinder
    • US Gazetteer - Place name, and ZIP code search engine.
    • DataFerrett is a tool and data librarian that searches and retrieves data across federal, state, and local surveys, executes customized variable recoding, creates complex tabulations and business graphics. Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, Small Area Income Poverty Estimates, Population Estimates, Economic Census Areawide Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics data, Centers for Disease Control data, and more.
      DataFerrett’s newest tool, the Community Economic Development HotReport provides community and business leaders speedy access to information on counties and the Employment & Training Administration’s Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) areas across the U.S.
    • Research Program from the Center for Economic Studies - The Center for Economic Studies (CES) and its network of Census Research Data Centers (RDCs) support and encourage research activity using Census Bureau microdata to improve Census Bureau programs. CES and the RDCs provide access to researchers, federal agencies, and other institutions to non-publicly available Census Bureau data files.
    • The Local Employment Dynamics partnership offers a variety of data tools including the following:
      • QWI Online: Select and find out about NAICS-based or SIC-based Quarterly Workforce Indicators by state, geographic grouping, industry, year and quarter, sex, age group, and ownership.
      • OnTheMap V2: This mapping and reporting application describes the characteristics and geographical distribution of workers and employers in particular area of town, county, or region. Currently, 42 states provide mapping data.
      • Industry Focus: This tool lets you determine the top industries for your local area and your local workers, focus on a particular industry to see how it ranks among top industries, and also look at the characteristics of those who work in that industry.
  • Software to Download

    • Extract Software - General purpose data display and extraction tool that works with Census Bureau CD-ROMs recorded in dBASE format - (for: IBM-PC's and compatibles with CD-ROM player)
    • VPLX Software - Variance Estimation for Complex Samples (for IBM-PC's and compatibles and UNIX [Sun/Solaris])
    • CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System) is a public-domain software package for entering, tabulating and mapping census and survey data.
    • IMPS software - The Integrated Microcomputer Processing System (IMPS) software performs the major tasks of census and survey processing.
  • Direct File Access

    • Census 2000 datasets
    • Census OUTGOING File Directory (HTTP) - Pickup files from Census Employees.
    • Census INCOMING File Directory (HTTP) - Files sent to Census Bureau Employees (invisible to non-employees).
  • Sending Files to the Census Bureau

  • Access Tools at Other Sites

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Systems Support Division |   Last Revised: July 14, 2009