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Redistricting Data Program

Following the "one-person, one-vote" court decision in the 1960's, state legislatures found 1970 census small geographic areas to have boundaries that did not coincide with voting district lines. This frustrated their efforts to merge local voting behavior data with small-area census counts to create legislative districts with balanced populations.

In 1972, the Census Bureau, National Legislative Conference, Congress, and state officials began to design a 1980 census program to meet this critical need. Public Law 94-171, which amended the Census Law (Title 13, United States Code,) was enacted by Congress in 1975. The purpose of this law is to provide state legislatures with small-area census population totals for legislative redistricting.

 

Access the Redistricting Data

 

Program Information:

Data are provided for Puerto Rico because they chose to participate in the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program.

The Census 2000 Redistricting (Public Law 94-171) Summary File provides population counts for all persons and all person 18 years and over. It also has counts of Hispanic/Latino persons by race (63 categories) and not Hispanic/Latino persons by race (63 categories) for both the total population and the population 18 years and over.

Data are presented for the 50 states and the District of Columbia in a hierarchical sequence down to the block level. Types of geographic entities covered include states, counties, county subdivisions, places, census tracts, block groups, blocks, Congressional districts (106th Congress), American Indian and Alaska Native Areas, and Hawaiian home lands. Data also are provided for voting districts (e.g., election precincts) and state legislative districts where states have identified them for the Census Bureau.

Geographic coverage for Puerto Rico covers the area of the 78 municipios that comprise Puerto Rico. Data are presented in a hierarchical sequence down to the block level: Puerto Rico, municipios, voting districts, barrios, barrios-pueblo, places, census tracts, block groups, and blocks.

 

Table 1. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for the United States: 2000 English:

Excel | Table 1 pdf

Table 2. Population by Race, Including All Specific Combinations of Two Races, for the United States: 2000 English:

Table 2 excel | Table 2 pdf

Table 3. Population by Race Alone, Race in Combination Only, Race Alone or in Combination, and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for the United States: 2000 English:

Excel | Table 3 pdf

Table 4. Difference in Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for the United States: 1990 to 2000 English:

Table 4 excel | Table 4 pdf

For more detailed information about the Redistricting files, see the Redistricting Data Technical Doc and the Redistricting File Structure.


 

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