September 9, 2002 –SRC has announced that data provided in the Summary File 3 (SF3) from the U.S. Census Bureau, collected for the 2000 census, is now available on its online demographic data service, www.DemographicsNow.com. The data that are included in this new release will have income, travel time to work, language spoken at home, ancestry, educational attainment, housing characteristics, and housing values. Included are 39 presentation quality reports for easy analysis and access to these data. Only data for 26 selected states will be available at this time. They include Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. As data from other states becomes available, SRC will update DemographicsNow.com with this new information. The update schedule is listed on the site along with the detailed data variables included from SF3.
Summary File 3 is a compilation of data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau’s “long form” that was distributed to 19 million housing units (about 1 in 6 households) during the 2000 census. The purpose of the SF3 data is to reflect large differences among areas or to identify significant changes over time. The Census Bureau began disseminating these data in June 2002 on a state-by-state basis.
DemographicsNow.com is the premier Internet based subscription service that provides reports and interactive mapping for all levels of U.S. geographies. Enhanced data includes crime data, traffic counts, and shopping centers. Subscribers can generate reports and maps for the geographic area of their choice in seconds from their desktops.
SRC will be making the SF3 data available for all levels of geography. The Census Bureau is expected to release data for the remaining states by the end of September 2002. Current subscribers will receive these data for no additional charge.