U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas
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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Population Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas contain grids of demographic and socioeconomic data from the year 2000 U.S. census in ASCII and geotiff formats for 50 metropolitan statistical areas with at least one million in population. The grids have a resolution of 7.5 arc-seconds (0.002075 decimal degrees), or approximately 250 square meters. The gridded variables are based on census block geography from Census 2000 TIGER/Line Files and census variables (population, households, and housing variables). This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) files and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).


Purpose: To provide gridded demographic data, including characteristics of income, education, and housing, for metropolitan statistical areas at a finer resolution than is available in the 30 arc-second grids used for the United States as a whole.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.0 S: 17.0  E: -65.0  W: -124.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seirup, L., and G. Yetman
Dataset Title: U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-31
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: raster, map
Online Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/usgrid-summary-file3-2000...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-04-01
Stop Date: 2000-04-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO > Arecibo
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO > Caguas
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO > San Juan
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARIZONA > Phoenix
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARIZONA > Mesa
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ARKANSAS > Ogden
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Los Angeles
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Oakland
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Orange County
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Sacramento
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > San Diego
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > San Francisco
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > San Jose
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Riverside
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > Yolo
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA > San Marcos
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO > Boulder
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO > Denver
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO > Greeley
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT > Hartford
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DELAWARE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Clearwater
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Fort Lauderdale
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Miami
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Orlando
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > St. Petersburg
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Tampa
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > West Palm Beach
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Boca Raton
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Jacksonville
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA > Rock Hill
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA > Atlanta
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ILLINOIS > Chicago
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > INDIANA > Gary
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > INDIANA > Indianapolis
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KANSAS > Kansas City
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KANSAS > Fall River
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KENTUCKY > Louisville
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA > New Orleans
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND > Baltimore
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS > Boston
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS > Salem
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS > Winston-Salem
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS > Worcester
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Detroit
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Flint
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Ann Arbor
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Grand Rapids
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Holland
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN > Muskegon
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA > Minneapolis
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA > Racine
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA > St. Paul
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI > St. Louis
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEBRASKA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA > Las Vegas
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY > Atlantic City
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY > Northern New Jersey
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK > Buffalo
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK > Long Island
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK > Niagara Falls
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK > Rochester
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Raleigh
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Wilmington
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Chapel Hill
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Durham
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Gastonia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > Greensboro
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA > High Point
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO > Cincinnati
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO > Cleveland
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO > Columbus
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO > Akron
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO > Hamilton
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OKLAHOMA > Oklahoma City
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON > Portland
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA > Philadelphia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > PENNSYLVANIA > Pittsburgh
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > RHODE ISLAND > Providence
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > RHODE ISLAND > Warwick
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA > Charlotte
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE > Memphis
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE > Nashville
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Dallas
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Fort Worth
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Galveston
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Houston
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > San Antonio
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Austin
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > Brazoria
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH > Salt Lake City
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA > Newport News
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA > Virginia Beach
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA > Norfolk
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > Seattle
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > Tacoma
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > Bremerton
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST VIRGINIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN > Milwaukee
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN > Kenosha
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN > Lawrence


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
SOCIETY


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
USCG >U.S. Census Grids    [Information]


Quality
1. The 2000 SF3 files for each state are loaded into Microsoft
Access and queries are used to extract the records pertaining to
census blocks and the fields being used for gridding.

2. The SF3 fields are combined as specified in the variable
documentation to create the variables being gridded.

3. The census blocks in a given metropolitan statistical area of
more than one million in population are selected.

4. The SF3 block group data are proportionately allocated to the
census block using an appropriate variable from the Summary File 1
data. For instance, the residents in the block group with a high
school degree are allocated to the block using the population age
25 and older from SF1.

5. The SF3 counts assigned to each census block are joined to the
tiger coverages. The density of each variable is calculated for
each census block.

6. A 30 arc-second fishnet is created and unioned with the census
block coverage.

7. The area in square kilometers is calculated for each area of
intersection. The total count for each variable is calculated by
multiplying the area in square kilometers in each area of
intersection by the density of that variable in the underlying
census block.

8. The total count for each grid cell is calculated by aggregating
the variable counts for each area of intersection that falls
within that grid cell.

9. The fishnet grid for each variable is converted to raster format.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.


Keywords
CIESIN > Economic Activity > Income
CIESIN > Human Attitudes, Preferences, and Behavior > Consumer Behavior > Poverty
CIESIN > Human Attitudes, Preferences, and Behavior > Education
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Place of Residence
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Distribution
CIESIN > Population Dynamics > Demographic Characteristics > Population Size
Census Block
Households
Housing
Housing Age
Immigration
U.S. Census


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
SEDAC


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_USCG_SF3MSA

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII
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Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: GeoTIFF
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Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF
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Distribution_Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution_Format: PNG
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Personnel
SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
Seirup, L., and G. Yetman (20060531), U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 1), 2000, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/usgrid-summary-file1-2000

Seirup, L., and G. Yetman (20060531), U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 1), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/usgrid-summary-file1-2000...

Seirup, L., and G. Yetman (20060531), U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 2000, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/usgrid-summary-file3-2000

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-07

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