Census of Population and Housing, 2000 [United States]: State Legislative District Summary File, Sample (ICPSR 22540)

Published: Dec 12, 2011

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census



Version V1

This data collection contains information compiled from the questions asked of a sample of persons and housing units enumerated in Census 2000. Population items include sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, type of living quarters (household/group quarters), urban/rural status, household relationship, marital status, grandparents as caregivers, language and ability to speak English, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship status and year of entry into the United States, migration, place of work, journey to work (commuting), school enrollment and educational attainment, veteran status, disability, employment status, occupation and industry, class of worker, income, and poverty status. Housing items include vacancy status, tenure (owner/renter), number of rooms, number of bedrooms, year moved into unit, household size, occupants per room, number of units in structure, year structure was built, heating fuel, telephone service, plumbing and kitchen facilities, vehicles available, value of home, and monthly rent. With subject content identical to that provided in Summary File 3, the information is presented in 813 tables which are tabulated for every upper and lower chamber state legislative district and smaller geographic units within the districts: counties, county subdivisions, places, consolidated cities, and American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Hawaiian Home Lands. There is one variable per table cell, plus additional variables with geographic information. Like Summary File 3, the collection contains 4,004 data files:77 for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

The collection is supplied in 54 ZIP archives. There is a separate ZIP file for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and for the convenience of those who need all of the data, a separate ZIP archive with all 4,004 data files. The codebook and other documentation are located in the last ZIP archive.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Population and Housing, 2000 [United States]: State Legislative District Summary File, Sample. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-12-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22540.v1

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Every person and housing unit in the United States was asked basic demographic and housing questions (for example, race, age, and relationship to householder). A sample of these people and housing units was asked more detailed questions. The sampling unit for Census 2000 was the housing unit, including all occupants. There were four different housing unit sampling rates, 1-in-8, 1-in-6, 1-in-4, and 1-in-2, designed to yield an overall average of about 1-in-6.

All persons and housing units in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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