Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AC-023-001-1-1-United States-GeoLytics-1980

Subject Area: County

Bibliographic Citation: Census of population and housing, 1980 [United States]: summary tape files 1 and 3.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ease Brunswick, NJ: GeoLytics Inc.  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 5/13/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This CD-ROM was acquired with a Friends of Library grant. GeoLyrics, version 1.0. Run the setup program if it has not been installed to the hard drive. After it is installed, go to Start bottom, Programs, Census CD and then Census CD 1980 to call up the porgarm. 9/06 Program is installed on Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 This disk (DP7221) is bad. Used CDE copy (6029) to install user interface to the new public-use PC. ISO image is good.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/10/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy and online documents.

Abstract: This 1980 Census CD is produced by GeoLytics. It contains both the 100% count (STF-1) and long form (STF-3) data. There are over 1,500 demographic variables from 213 tables of data for every tract, place, Minor Civil Division (MCD), county, state, division, and region as well as for the nation as a whole. It covers 1980 population and housing attributes with data on age, race, ancestry, gender, poverty, income, education, commuting, employment, rent, home ownership, housing value, size of housing, heating systems, and even bathrooms. Users can select one or several data items in customized reports or choose pre-formatted single topic reports with pre-selected data fields. All data can be exported. CensusCD 1980 also includes land and water boundaries for the entire country from the tract level up. Boundaries for 1980 are provided for all tracts, places, Minor Civil Divisions (MCD), counties, states, divisions, and regions as they were defined by the Census. GeoLytics built up this boundary coverage from the most detailed level of census geography, the census block. The 1990 Census was the first census in which every part of the country was assigned to a census block with its features defined geographically. GeoLytics created a detailed set of 1980 boundaries by using the relationship of what 1980 tracts these 1990 block assignments were within, as determined by the Census Bureau. Boundaries can be exported in popular GIS formats, such as ArcView GIS's Shapefile or MapInfo's MID/MIF with the data attributes already linked.

Media/File Reports:

7221 (CD-ROM)
6029 (CD-ROM)