File Format

  • Fixed length ASCII text records (28 bytes)
  • One population per record/line
  • Windows (CR/LF) line delimiters
  • All numeric data is zero filled to the left
Variable Name and Values Start Column Length Data Type
Year
(2006, 2007, 2008...)
1 4 numeric
State FIPS code
5
2
numeric
County FIPS code 7 3 numeric
Tract 10 6 numeric
Race
1 = Non-Hispanic White
2 = Non-Hispanic Black
3 = Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native
4 = Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander
5 = Hispanic (All Races)
16 1 numeric
Sex
1 = Male
2 = Female
17 1 numeric
Age
19 Age group data:
00 = 0 years
01 = 1-4 years
02 = 5-9 years
03 = 10-14 years
04 = 15-19 years
17 = 80-84 years
18 = 85+ years
18 2 numeric
Population
(4 implied decimal places)
20 9 numeric