A profile includes tables that provide various demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the U.S., regions, divisions, states, counties, county subdivisions, places, metropolitan areas, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, Hawaiian home lands and congressional districts. For the 2010 Census it includes 100-percent data and for Census 2000, it includes 100-percent and sample data from the decennial censuses. For Census 2000, It also is available on CD-ROM/DVD.
For the 2010 Island Areas Census, there are four tables in the Demographic Profile, labeled DP-1 through DP-4. Each Island Area has its own Demographic Profile that provides demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the Island Area, counties, county subdivisions, places, and estates (U.S. Virgin Islands only).
For the 1990 census, there are five tables in the Demographic Profile, labeled DP-1 through DP-5. For Census 2000, there are four tables, the DP-1 table is available as part of the Summary File 1 release, and the other three tables are available as part of the Summary File 3 data set. There is only one DP-1 table for the 2010 Census.
Other similar profiles include:
--the data profiles from the American Community Survey provide annual estimates for these same social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics; and
--the Population Estimates Program produces an annual update of their estimates for the total population by age, sex, race and ethnicity for the U.S., states, counties and incorporated places in the DP-1: General Demographic Characteristics.
In the American FactFinder, these profiles have a table identifier (Table ID) beginning with “DP”.
Related terms: Geographic comparison tables (GCT), Quick tables (QT), Data Profiles
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