Valuable Census 2010 Reference Data

Detailed 2010 Census tables in all subscriptions

Four Census tables on housing, and six tables on race and hispanic households (see correspondence list below) are included for all standard geographic layers as part of Scan/US Subscriptions.

At the geographic level of state, county, county subdivision, census places, and MSA, the 47 Census data tables shown below are included in the subscription. This is the best way for Scan/US subscribers to examine the datalists closely. At lower geography levels (Census tract, blockgroup, Scan/US Microgrid and ZIP code) this census data is available for purchase.

Two low-level SF1 data packages

Two other data packages are available, containing SF1-data at the census tract, census blockgroup, county subdivisions, census places, MicroGrids and 5-digit ZIP level. These packages are not available at the block level, which is priced separately.

The package "SF1 Focus on Age" contains 8 Census tables at the census tract, census blockgroup, county subdivisions, census places, MicroGrids and 5-digit ZIP level, all in one $500 package. These tables, described below, focus on age.

The package "SF1 Focus on Households and Group Quarters" has 29 tables which focus on household size, composition, and characteristics of the group quarters population. (29 Census tables at the at the census tract, census blockgroup, county subdivisions, census places, MicroGrids and 5-digit ZIP level, all in this second $500 package)

Block level data files

Block level data files are available too, with the exception of files P6 and P9, which only go down to the tract level. For Census blocks, each table is available for $500.


SF1 table reference list

Here is a list of Census 2010 tables, organized by topic within each of the packages

SF1 Focus on Age: Eight Census tables for $500

The following eight tables, included at state, county, and MSA level for all Scan/US Subscribers, are available for purchase at the ZIP, county subdivision, census places, tract, blockgroup and Scan/US Microgrid level for one low price of $500.

2010 Census: Age of Population [95 items in file P1]

2010 Census: Age of Household Population [49 items in file P6][tracts + up only]

  • PCT13: Household population by age by sex [49 data items]

2010 Census: Householder Age [142 items in file P7]

SF1 Focus on Households, group quarters: 29 Census tables for $500

The following twenty-nine tables, included at state, county, and MSA level for all Scan/US subscribers, are available for purchase at the ZIP, county subdivision, census places, tract, blockgroup and Scan/US Microgrid level for one low price of $500.

2010 Census: Household Size [50 items in file P3]

2010 Census: Household Composition [170 items in file P4]

2010 Census: Household Population [144 items in file P5]

2010 Census: Group Quarters [73 items in file P8]

2010 Census: Group Quarters Detail [227 items in file P9][tracts + up only]

  • PCT20: Group quarters population by type [32 data items]
  • PCT21: Group quarters population by sex by age by type [195 data items]

SF1 Race, Hispanic, and Housing [free with Scan/US Subscription!]

The following ten tables are included for all Scan/US subscribers at state, county, county subdivision, census places, and MSA level, as well as ZIP, tract, blockgroup and Scan/US Microgrid levels.

2010 Census: Race, Hispanic [74 items in file P2]

2010 Census: Housing [19 items in file P10]


Where's the income? A note on 'wealth indicator' data

Please note that these are "SF1" databases, as in "100% count". Census SF1 data sets do not include any wealth indicators, such as income.

For Census 2010, the Census Bureau collects wealth-related data through the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is an ongoing, permanent survey. It has various data release periods, the "ACS 5-year summary" data release is equivalent to the Census Bureau's discontinued long form.

If you want to read more about the Census American Community Survey, there is a good summary on the Census Bureau website:

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/about_the_survey/american_community_survey/