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Internet Sites:

  • MALTHUS, Thomas Robert (1766-1834)
  • Princeton Population Index || Princeton Population Index (Mirror)

  • GEOSPATIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA CENTER (University of Virginia - Comprehensive data bases, direct access down to county level, incl. population data; County Business Patterns etc.)
  • Mining Company's Population Resource Site
  • Population Sites [acdemic, professional, governmental]
  • CSSCR Data Resources
  • Integrated Public Use Microdata Sample (IPUMS) Social History Research Lab of the University of Minnesota (U.S.Population data)
  • Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (CSDE, University of Washington)
  • Northwest Demographic and Economic Data
  • Demographics (University of Buffalo, Arch+Planning)
  • Population sites (UW Dept. of Sociology)
  • World Population: A Guide to WWW [by Richard Jensen April 2, 1999 prepared for Regents College, New York]
  • Population Links (General Web Resources For Geographic Population Studies, York University) || Mirror Site
  • U.S.Census Bureau

  • The Population Reference Bureau is pleased to announce that it has launched its home page on the World Wide Web. At this Web site we have offered a number of on-line resources, including Population Today (PRB's newsmonthly), a guide to on-line population-related information resources (under "Media Guide"), Population Jeopardy, and a soon-to-be-launched queriable 1995 World Population Data Sheet. The Web site is designed for the low-end user, particularly in developing countries, so it is not loaded with large graphics files. Despite its low tech look, we expect that the information provided will be very useful to those with an interest in population issues.

  • Announcing Geocorr || or click here || We are pleased to announce the availability of Geocorr, Geographic Correspondence Engine.
    The MABLE / Geocorr geographic correspondence engine generates files and/or reports showing relationships between a wide variety of geographic coverages for the United States. This application allows you to specify the geographic scope of the correspondence files ( typically one or more complete states, but with the ability to specify counties, cities or metropolitan areas within states) and the geographic coverages to be correlated. Coverages available for correlation include all geographic units reported in the 1990 census Summary Tape Files, and several special "extension coverages", including congressional districts for the 103rd Congress and PUMAs used in the 1990 Pulic Use Microdata Samples (PUMS). Population, housing unit counts or land area can be used as the weighting variable to determine the proportion of correlation between units of the source geographic area codes and units of the target geographic area codes, or geocodes.

  • U.S.Population Census ("Pop Clock" for US & World)

  • The Demographic Data Viewer is "an interactive mapping tool accessible via WWW browsers. This mapping tool enables users to to select geographic areas, specify variables to map, specify map outlay parameters and color assignments. A map image is created on the fly for each query and a descriptive summary statistics report is provided along with the image. The tool can also be used to browse demographic data in tabular format. All products may be downloaded via the browsers upon creation."

    "Boundary data in DDViewer were derived from the U.S. Bureau of the Census TIGER 1992 database. Boundaries are available for counties, county subdivisions/minor civil divisions, census tracts, and blockgroups. One or more counties (or entire states) may be defined as the area of interest. About 225 demographic variables are available for mapping. These were derived from the U.S. Bureau of the Census STF3A 1990 files. A recoding option is provided enabling the creation of user defined variables."

  • Tailor-made data sets, from the 1950-1990 censuses, can be used in a variety of social science classes dealing with race-ethnicity, immigration, gender studies, marriage, households and poverty, US income inequality, the elderly, etc. SSDAN staff will help instructors tailor exercises for their own classes, and make them available to other professors in the network.
    WEB ACCESS. The project maintains a "Homepage" which describes the project, available data sets and exercises, and permits downloading of census data sets, that can be accessed with Chipendale software in both IBM and MAC formats. Request a "startup" package, free of charge, by registering thru the homepage, or make an email request to

  • The Best 100 Sources of Marketing Information American Demographics, January 1995.

  • Center for Demography, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison CDE Information Services are pleased to announce their respective world wide web pages accessible from the CDE home page ( The focus of the pages is on demographic/population information that has been selected and evaluated for relevance, accuracy and quality.

    • The Data Library( has links to a list of their holdings, local and remote sources of data, U.S. federal agencies that produce data, and upcoming conference announcements.

    • The Print/Virtual Library ( page has links to a variety of Internet search tools, local and remote library and research related resources, selected population related sites, government agencies, as well as online journals and newsletters, government publications and demographic working papers. The page also contains information on the library's services, collections, and policies.

  • Demographics Journal: Population Trends

  • Demography & Population Studies. This Australian document ( keeps track of leading information facilities of value and/or significance to researchers in the field of demography. Currently this page contains 140 links to demographic information facilities world-wide.

  • The European Society of Population Economics (ESPE) "You will find information on the society, news on the annual congress, and as a special feature we will start a collection of teaching tools for population economics. You are cordially invited to contribute to this project by sharing your experience in teaching population economics with others."

  • Cairo Conference Home Page
  • World Health Organization
  • World Population Council
  • Beijing '95
  • Demography and Population Studies

Other CSSCR Data Sources:

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 10:18:23 -0800 (PST)
Subject: GeogD: Re: Complete U.S. Census Reference on a Single CD-ROM


This message is to announce that CensusCD is now available at CSSCR. 
CensusCD is the only PC database that contains the latest entire US Census
(3500+ variables for 16 levels of geography, from block group level up) on
one CD-ROM.  With an easy-to-use windows interface, you have access to
over 1.3 billion summary counts from 67 CDs (STF-3 A to D) along with
millions of street addresses from TIGER 94. 

CensusCD's Windows interface lets you:

	- Custom select demographics (3,500+ variables) and geographics
	  (375,000+ US locations)
	- Search for geographic ares with area searching
	- Search for demographic variables by specific terms (e.g.
	  "income") with the counts search
	- Input an address to get neighborhood demographics (geocoding to
	  the block group)
	- View valid streets for any US zip
	- Create radius areas in miles from a center point for demographic
	- Easily break down reporting areas into smaller units (e.g. all
	  counties in CA)
	- Sort results in ascending/descending order
	- Produce reports in several formats (e.g. ASCII or Dbase)
	- View, search, copy into clipboard, or print reports
	- Export results to any statistical, database, spreadsheet, or
	  mapping package
	- Reference 25,000+ lines of help and a 5-minute user guide

Census 2000

2000 Census Data "Now available"

African Americans move to the South in record numbers, Seattle Times, May 06, 2001 By DVera Cohn The Washington Post

The South gained a record number of African Americans during the 1990s, an increase that made it the only region in the country where more blacks arrived than left, according to a new study of census data.

Waves of people leaving the Plains Seattle Times, May 06, 2001 By Larry Fish Knight Ridder Newspapers

In the 2000 census, Burke County barely managed to meet the 19th century's definition of a frontier area, and it could drop, as other counties have, to a level once considered "uninhabited." It's much the same across much of the Plains - roughly the western two-thirds of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, much of Texas, and huge eastern swathes of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. All those states grew in the last census but all also lost population on the Great Plains. The gains were in urban areas, either in the Missouri River valley on the east or the mountain playgrounds on the west.

2000 CENSUS State's totals WERE lower Bremerton Sun, May 6, 2001 By Sean L. McCarthy Sun Staff

Bainbridge Island's population wasn't as large as officials there believed, but it was more than the state Office of Financial Management had estimated.

Newspaper Clippings: Washington's population near a record 6 million Seattle PI, Friday, December 28, 2001; by SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

Washington state's population closed in on a record 6 million this year, according to population estimates released by the Census Bureau today. Between April 2000 and July 2001, the state's population grew 1.6 percent to 5,987,973. Most of the growth came from people moving here, both from other countries and other U.S. states.

Demographic graph for Washington State

Population to hit 6 billion Seattle Times, Sunday, October 10, 1999 by Matt Crenson

NEW YORK - A majority of the 370,000 children born this Tuesday will be poor. Half will be Asian. And in theory, one will be the planet's 6 billionth person. Most experts greet this milestone with anxiety. In just 12 years, they note, humans have increased their number by 1 billion. During the 20th century, the world's population has tripled. And by 2100, ecologist David Pimentel of Cornell University warned in a recent paper, "12 billion miserable humans will suffer a difficult life on Earth."

World's population nears 6 billion, Seattle Times, May 30, 1999 by David Briscoe The Associated Press [Population Reference Bureau, which issued its 1999 World Population Data Sheet last week] one will know exactly which child pushes the world's population to 6 billion. It took most of the age of humanity to mark the first billion in 1804, and more than a century to mark the second. But now the world is adding a billion every dozen years or so. Demographers believe growth will slow down, but the next billion could be added at another record pace,... Researcher Carl Haub already is focusing on 7 billion."

World Population Day: most in U.S. missed it , Seattle Times, Sunday, July 12, 1998, by Tom Brazaitis,

"For the record, World Population Day was yesterday. It was first celebrated in 1987, the year the estimated global population surpassed 5 billion. It is expected to go over 6 billion next June. It took hundreds of thousands of years for the planet's population to reach 2.5 billion in 1950, but less than 50 years to more than double that. The United Nations projects that the population will grow to between 7.7 billion and 11.2 billion by the middle of the next century."

Did 600 million people vanish? Seattle Times, Saturday, February 21, 1998 by Stevenson Swanson Chicago Tribune

"... statisticians at the United Nations recently made 600 million people disappear.... the United Nations' population forecasting unit said this month that global population will peak at about 11 billion, probably around 2200. That estimate is 6 percent lower than the unit's previous projection in 1992, which predicted that the tide of humanity would crest at 11.6 billion."

Population still booming in poor countries Seattle Times, Dec. 31, 1997, by Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON - The population boom is still booming in the world's poorest countries, even as it levels off in richer nations that encourage the education and employment of women, the Population Institute reported yesterday.

Not enough food by 2025? Seattle Times, Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 by Curt Anderson

WASHINGTON - Too many births and not enough farmland might render the world incapable of feeding its projected 8 billion people by 2025, a study suggests. If fertility rates do not drop to roughly two children per woman - merely replacing people who die - the world will add about 1 billion people every 20 years, the Johns Hopkins University study predicted."

55 percent of new moms return to labor force within first year after birth Seattle Times, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997 by Faye Fiore, Los Angeles Times

"A sweeping study of American fertility habits has found more than half of new mothers are going back to work before their infants can walk, a significant change from just a generation ago, the Census Bureau reported yesterday. ....full-time stay-at-home moms are no longer the majority in America, with 55 percent of new mothers returning to the labor force in 1995 within 12 months of giving birth. In 1976, when the Census Bureau first began to track the trend, the comparable figure was only 31 percent."



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