The Demography HomePage is part of an initiative to identify, document,
and provide simple access to demographic information concerning The
United States of America. This part describes CIESIN's data holdings
and related information. This HomePage consists of a series of
cascading hypertext links providing access to national data resources,
on-line supporting documentation (codebooks, data dictionaries,
citations), and possibly extraction tools for data access, and you
may connect to an anonymous ftp service for data file retrieval.
The information contained on this page is organized by major data
resource. The source documents will be indexed, allowing for full
and/or paragraph text searches. In addition, this page also provides
connectivity to many world wide web and gophers sites listed and
grouped in four distinct lists. By clicking on the highlighted (or
underlined) sites you can connect to those services listed directly.
Clicking on this symbol [
] will reveal the primary information sources for the current viewing
page. Finally, at the bottom of this home-page, "buttons" are provided
for the users's convenience, for example; button #2 connects directly
to CIESIN's Home Page "Information for a Changing World", or try button
#1, CIESIN's navigational tool.
CIESIN's Data Resources
Archive of Census Related Products at CIESIN
If you would like to browse the census archive
Off you go!
It currrently contains 17,000+ files spanning 4,000+ MB in
compressed ascii files. A ton of README files are online. If you have
problems accessing the FTP area, try regular ftp (ftp.ciesin.org) or
Data Extraction Services
- CIESIN Data Exploration Software
The CIESIN Data Exploration Software provides interactive browsing and analysis
of the Public Use Microsample (PUMS) data sets from the U.S. 1980 and 1990
census, allowing users to analyse more than 2.6 million records in each data set.
CIESIN Data Exploration Software
is currently in beta testing.
- BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
- The Bureau has a "Data Extraction System" (DES) which can be reached
session (login as user "desuser", press the return key when prompted for a
password). On-line, and accessible for extraction, are :
- 1990 SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation), and
- 1991 SIPP (Survey of Income and Program Participation), and
- 1992 CPS (Current Popualtion Survey).
To learn more about this service read the document
- CENSUS DATA AT LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY
Nationwide data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 U.S. Censuses are
available at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). The LBL data archive
is believed to be the most complete collection of Census data on the
To learn more about this service connect to
Lawrence Berkeley Labs.
Simulations and Modeling
HumPop is a multimedia tutorial program. HumPop introduces and
illustrates population concepts and issues (Project GeoSim, Depts of
Geography and Computer Science, Virginia Tech).
Chicago Community Area Demographics.
An innovative way of presenting STF3A data via maps and lists is presented
by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science and the Department of Geograpghy.
1990 Census Lookup (data retrieval)
LOOKUP is an experimental WWW server for retrieving data from the following
1990 Census Summary Tape Files. A WWW client with forms capability is required.
STF1A STF1C STF1D
STF3A STF3C STF3D
LOOKUP makes use of CD-ROMs in Berkeley, California.
WWW, Gopher and Other Information Sources.
The Australian National University has established a specialist WWW server.
Demography & Population Studies WWW Virtual Library (ANU,Australia)
is a part of the ANU
Social Sciences WWW Server (Coombsweb). Its function is to keep track
information facilities of value and/or significance to researchers in the
field of demography.