SOCDS Census Data

This system provides Census data for metropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan cities and suburbs for 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, and 2006. SOCDS provides two options for selecting Census data based on the Office of Management and Budget's(OMB) definition of metropolitan areas; 1) past (1990 standard) and 2) present (2000 standard). Metropolitan areas defined under the 1990 and 2000 OMB standards are referred to as Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) respectively in this system. In addition, intercensal estimated poverty rate data are presented for 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1998 in this system. Suburban data are calculated as the data for the metropolitan area less the sum of the data for all central/principal cities (if any) in the metropolitan area. In New England States, under the 1990 OMB standard option, you can choose whether metropolitan areas follow the standard MSA/PMSA definition, or the New England County Metropolitan Area (NECMA) definition.

To retrieve a city's data, first choose the metropolitan area definition of interest, State or Metropolitan Area above, a city (if any) and table from the column at left.


Researchers wishing to download all of the SOCDS Census Data may do so by clicking here.

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