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U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 1990: Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Abstract: U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 1990: Metropolitan Statistical Areas contain grids of demographic and socioeconomic data from the year 1990 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 1990 TIGER/Line Files and census variables (population, households, and housing variables). This

data set is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

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
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.0   S: 17.0   E: -65.0   W: -124.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27