Census 2000 Summary File 3 Product Profile
a data products update from the U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Issued May 2003
Census 2000 Summary File 3
SF 3 at a Glance
• Key socioeconomic and
housing data from Census
• Measures of economic
• Key tables repeated for
Hispanic and major race
• Complete U.S. coverage,
plus Puerto Rico.
• Block group and tract
• All 813 SF 3 statistical
tables on the Web and on
CD-ROM and DVD.
• Powerful, easy-to-use
software on CD-ROM and
Who We Are, How We Live
In Census 2000, the nation learned many
facts about our 281 million residents:
• About 54 percent of us were married;
10 percent of us were divorced.
• Over 80 percent of us reported having a
high school diploma or a higher degree.
• Our median household income was about
• Almost 76 percent of us drove alone to
work; 12 percent carpooled.
• About 35 percent of our homes were built
• Over half of American homes rely on gas as
a heating fuel.
We learned all this and more from the data
collected on the long form used in Census
2000 – and you can obtain such facts for your
community and neighborhood. Of course, in
your neighborhood, community, or state, the
proportions may differ. For example,
commuting patterns in New York City and Los
Angeles differ greatly.
Since Census 2000 is our first “Internet
census,” all these data are available free
to you on the Census Bureau’s Web site
Employment, home ownership, commuting,
education, income and poverty, housing costs
and value, disability – these are topics that
drive America’s headlines, occupy
policymakers and analysts, and concern the
public as well. They are likewise among the
topics found on the Census 2000 long-form
Summary File 3 Offers Detailed
The U.S. Census Bureau has released