Contextual

The Contextual Data Archive, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, facilitates access to the best contextual data, meaning data that describe the population, social, and economic characteristics of geographic areas, from census tracts to states, in which people reside or work. The archive consists of a series of files, each organized around a different geographic unit of analysis (such as census tracts, school districts, counties, states, etc.) Each file contains variables drawn from various sources, but having one common geographic unit of analysis.

Individual Studies in the Contextual Collection

Cities

Cities, 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all cities, those with a population of 25,000 or more, in the US.
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Cities 2000

Cities, 2000
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all cities, those with a population of 25,000 or more, in the US.
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Census Tracts BNAs

Census Tracts/BNAs, 1970, 1980, & 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all census tracts/BNAs in the US from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses.

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Counties

Counties, 1970-1995
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all counties in the US. .
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Economic Subregions

Economic-Subregions, 1970 & 1980
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for economic sub-regions in the US from the 1970 and 1980 censuses.
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Enumeration Districts

Enumeration Districts, 1970 & 1980
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all Enumeration Districts (ED)s in the US from the 1970 and 1980 censuses.
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Five-Digit Zip Codes

Five-Digit Zip Codes 1970, 1980, & 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all ZIP codes in the US from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses.
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Labor Market Areas

Labor Market Areas, 1970 & 1980
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all labor market areas in the US from the 1970 and 1980 censuses.
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Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1970, 1980, 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the US from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses.
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Minor Civil Division CCDs

Minor Civil Division/CCDs, 1970, 1980, & 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all MCDs and CCDs in the US from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses.
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Places

Places, 1970, 1980, & 1990
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all places in the US from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses.
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School Districts

School Districts, 1990
This dataset includes demographic, administrative and financial data for a total of 15,304 school districts.
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State Economic Areas

State Economic Areas, 1970 & 1980
This dataset includes socio-economic and demographic data for all state economic areas in the US from the 1970 and 1980 censuses.
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States

States, 1970-1995
This dataset includes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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