pdCensus2010 2010 census demographics database
Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference

2010 Census Demographics

U.S. Census demographics are an indispensable tool for businesses, organizations, schools, researchers, students, and government. pdCensus2010 provides 150 of the most important 2010 Census variables along with latitude and longitude coordinates, land and water area, and urban and rural information. It is available in Pro and Standard editions.

Drawn from U.S. Census 2010 Summary File 1 data, including updates, and tabulated at multiple summary levels and geographic components, these packages offer an easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date United States demographics database. They encompass the subject areas of population, households and population in group quarters, and housing units.

Pro and Standard

The Pro edition includes tabulations to the smallest Census geographic level, the Census Block. The Standard version includes everything except the Census Block summation, and instead tabulates to the second smallest Census geographic level, the Census Block Group. Both include a bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file.

DEMOGRAPHICS FROM 2010 AMERICAN CENSUS TABLULATIONS

pdCensus2010 is a proprietary resource not duplicated elsewhere. For more than 20 years our software has been utilized by businesses and organizations around the world in applications you use every day.

Comprehensive 2010 U.S. Census demographics database:
  • All 50 U.S. states
  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Multiple summary files:
  • National summary file
  • 52 state summary files
Demographics from U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Summary File 1 (SF1) and succeeding updates:
  • Population:
    • Total count
    • Urban/Rural
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Median age
    • Race
    • Hispanic or Latino
  • Households and Group Quarter Population:
    • Total count
    • Family households
    • Non-family households
    • Average household size
    • Average family size
    • Population in group quarters
  • Housing Units:
    • Total count
    • Urban/Rural
    • Occupied housing units
    • Race
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Vacant housing units
Summary levels and geographic components:
  • Standard: 163 summary levels (summaries to the Census Block Group); 96 geographic components
U.S. Census legal and statistical areas
Latitude and Longitude coordinates in 3 formats
Land and water area
Urban and rural indicator
Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file

Pro only features

Additional Census Block summary level
Other benefits:
  • Designed to be fully compatible with pdGeoTIGER
  • Comes in multiple file formats: Comma Delimited (CSV), Fixed Length, and DBF
  • Full documentation
  • Perpetual Site License—allowing installation on all computers in the same building within a single company or organization
  • Available for immediate download

SPECIFICATIONS

pdCensus2010 is a proprietary resource not duplicated elsewhere. For more than 20 years our software has been utilized by businesses and organizations around the world in applications you use every day.

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Sku
Pro: 310100P | Standard: 310100S
Product Name
pdCensus2010 Pro | pdCensus2010 Standard
Version number
1.0
Description
2010 U.S. Census demographics database
Total records*
Pro: 14,754,987 | Standard: 3,599,501
Zipped size**
Pro: 4.6 GB | Standard: 1.3 GB
Extracted size**
Pro: 72.9 GB | Standard: 14.5 GB
File formats included
Comma Delimited (CSV), Fixed Length, and DBF
Availability
Immediate download
List price
Pro: $295 Buy | Standard: $179 Buy

*The record count is the total number of records contained in each of the three included file formats.

**The zipped and extracted sizes show the combined total size of all product files.

Compatibility
pdCensus2010 utilizes only the ANSI character set (ASCII values 0 to 127 and extended values 128 to 255) and comes in multiple file formats to insure compatibility. It is well-matched with pdGeoTIGER and employs U.S. Census Bureau coding conventions. While coverage is very high, the U.S. Census Bureau does not provide data for every field in every record.
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DOCUMENTATION

For better usability of our software we create precision documentation with examples—so you don’t have to be worry. The user guide includes detailed instructions, file layouts, the site license, and additional information useful for both business applications and those employing the product for research.

To view the PDF user guide you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.05 or higher installed on your computer or device. This is a free program downloadable from the Adobe website.

View documentation

SAMPLE

A random sample of the software database is available for download. It includes records from the main database as well as the written documentation from the product and other information. The sample is extracted from the Pro edition. The Standard edition does not include Census Block tabulations.

The database come in three file formats to insure compatibility with any database system. Each format contains the same data. Formats include: comma delimited (CSV), fixed length, and DBF.

The written documentation, including the site license, comes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.05 or higher installed on your computer or device. This is a free program downloadable from the Adobe website.

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Population demographics

The demographics provided are the most important part of the package. They are tabulation summaries based on the 2010 Census Summary File 1, released June–October 2011; the 2010 Census Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update, released September 2012; and the 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File, released April 2013. Selected aggregates, averages, and medians also are provided. Census summary file data contains information compiled from questions asked April–August 2010 of all people and about every housing unit.

Population variables include total count, urban/rural, gender, age, race, and Hispanic or Latino origin. Variables are as follows:

Households and group quarter population demographics

The demographics provided are the most important part of the package. They are tabulation summaries based on the 2010 Census Summary File 1, released June–October 2011; the 2010 Census Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update, released September 2012; and the 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File, released April 2013. Selected aggregates, averages, and medians also are provided. Census summary file data contains information compiled from questions asked April–August 2010 of all people and about every housing unit.

Households and group quarter population variables include household type, household size, family size, and population in group quarters. Variables are as follows:

Housing unit demographics

The demographics provided are the most important part of the package. They are tabulation summaries based on the 2010 Census Summary File 1, released June–October 2011; the 2010 Census Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update, released September 2012; and the 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File, released April 2013. Selected aggregates, averages, and medians also are provided. Census summary file data contains information compiled from questions asked April–August 2010 of all people and about every housing unit.

Housing units variables include total count, urban/rural, occupancy status, tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied), and vacancy status. Variables are as follows:

Latitude and Longitude coordinates

Any location on Earth can be described with two numbers—its latitude and its longitude. If a pilot or a ship’s captain wants to specify a position on a map, these are the coordinates they would use. In actuality, these coordinates are angles, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds of arc.

The database provides U.S. Census Bureau internal point latitude and longitude coordinates for geographic areas and they are presented in multiple formats.

Internal point latitude and longitude coordinates are a calculated point that is at or near the geographic center of the entity. For some irregularly shaped entities (such as those shaped like a crescent), the calculated geographic center may be located outside the boundaries of the area. In such instances, the internal point is identified as a point inside the entity boundaries nearest or near the calculated geographic center.

The following are the three formats provided for each set of coordinates; the examples are for the same latitude and longitude in Apache County, Arizona.

Land and water area

Total area size, total land area, and total water area characteristics for geographic areas are provided. Values are entered in whole square meters.

Urban and rural indicator

Urban and rural characteristics are provided for geographic areas. For the 2010 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau classified as urban all territory, population, and housing units located within urbanized areas (UA) and urban clusters (UC), both defined using the same criteria. The U.S. Census Bureau delineates UA and UC boundaries that represent densely developed territory, encompassing residential, commercial, and other nonresidential urban land uses. In general, this territory consists of areas of high population density and urban land use resulting in a representation of the “urban footprint”. Rural areas consist of all territory, population, and housing units located outside UAs and UCs.

For the 2010 Census, the urban and rural classification was applied to the 50 states; the District of Columbia (federal district); and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands insular areas.

Urban/Rural coding is as follows:

Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file

pdGeoSupplement is a companion file for pdCensus2010 (as well as pdGeoTIGER and pdACS2013) and is provided with the product downloads. It is an over 300,000 record proprietary, easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date United States national reference database for U.S. Census Bureau legal and statistical areas covered by Peacock Data GeoCoding, U.S. Census 2010, and American Community Survey (ACS) database products.

pdCensus2010 and pdGeoSupplement make excellent partners. Most U.S. Census Bureau codes not in pdCensus2010 are available in the supplement. These include:

And the following special indicators:

Because both products utilize the same U.S. Census Bureau coding conventions, once the main legal and statistical area designations are determined, it is a straightforward process to then apply the supplemental information.