Tables from summary files that provide the most detailed data on all topics and geographic areas from the decennial population and housing census, the economic censuses and the American Community Survey. Tables often include totals and subtotals. Users may choose more than one geographic area and more than one table for viewing, printing and downloading.
Decennial census detailed tables are identified and labeled using established guidelines. Table identification begins with a letter that refers to the type of data in the table, and then a number is assigned sequentially as the tables are produced. Table labels:
▪ 'P' are population tables
▪ 'H' are housing tables
▪ 'PCT' are population tables that cover geographies to the census tract level; 'HCT' are housing tables that cover geographies to the census tract level
▪ 'PCO' are population tables that cover geographies to the county level; ‘HCO’ are housing tables to the county level
▪ 'PL' are tables derived from the Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File (Census 2000 only).
For example, Table P12. Sex by Age is a population table with the sequential number, ‘12’.
American Community Survey (ACS) detailed tables begin with the letters “B” for base tables, and “C” for collapsed tables. The “collapsed” tables cover the same topics as the base table, but with fewer details.
Related terms: American Community Survey (ACS), Summary file (SF)
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