Census 2010 DHC Download Center

This page was developed to serve as an alternative to the Census Bureau’s FTP Site for the 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration Files.  We recommend downloading files from the SF1 Download Center for comparisons. Codes that run on the files in the download center, should also run on files from the SF1 data center.

Background...

From the Census Bureau Website:

“To help data users understand how differential privacy may or may not impact data products they are used to receiving, the Census Bureau created demonstration data products for review. This set of data products demonstrate the current computational capabilities of the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). The products include the 2010 Demonstration Public Law 94-171 (P.L. 94-171) Redistricting Data Summary File and the Demographic and Housing Demonstration File.

We encourage data users and data scientists to examine the products and provide feedback as we continue to develop and fine-tune disclosure avoidance systems. We are releasing these products to encourage independent analyses from the data user community and a robust, open, data-driven dialogue.”

The data files that can be downloaded here are the Demographic and Housing Demonstration Files. They are a prelude to the Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) files, the Census Bureau plans to publish after the 2020 Decennial Census.

Enhancements

We’ve made some enhancements to the Census 2010 SF1 files available from this page.

We combined all 15 segments (including the geo header) for each state into one file and made it available in four (4) ready-to-use formats –SAS, SPSS, Stata, and CSV (with headers and quoted strings).  We also provided setup files for the CSV files in SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R.  Each file contains all records (tables/variables) for each individual state and also for all 50 states combined.

Access

There is no fee for this service, you may download files for free. Just click on your desired download(s), enter the recaptcha text to validate you are human (not machine), and then agree to the CISER Data Use Agreement.

This is a great site for you if...
  • you want to work with the data, but are intimidated by the file format of the original files and/or
  • you are uncertain about the tables/variables you want to work on and/or you want to have ALL DHC tables/variables at your disposal, and
  • your computing system has the capacity to process the size of the files you selected, and
  • you want an easy download.

Citation

Publications and research reports based on the CISER Census 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration database must cite it appropriately. The citation should include the following:

Florio Arguillas. CISER Census 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration: Version 1.0 [dataset]. Ithaca, NY: CISER, 2019. DOI: 10.6077/fe6a-f789

For policy briefs or articles in the popular press that use the CISER Census 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration database, we recommend that you cite the use of CISER data as follows:

CISER Census 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration, Cornell University, ciser.cornell.edu.

The licensing agreement for use of CISER Census 2010 Demographic and Housing Demonstration data requires that users supply us with the title and full citation for any publications, research reports, or educational materials making use of the data or documentation.  Please add your citation to the CISER bibliography.

Technical Notes

SASSPSSSTATACSV
state(s) file format
.sas7bdat
size (GB)
zipped / unzipped
All 50 Statesdownload6.069 / 288.074
Alabamadownload0.117 / 6.444
Alaskadownload0.026 / 1.29
Arizonadownload0.12 / 6.106
Arkansasdownload0.093 / 5.057
Californiadownload0.533 / 19.424
Coloradodownload0.104 / 5.159
Connecticutdownload0.056 / 1.912
Delawaredownload0.017 / 0.667
Floridadownload0.302 / 12.759
Georgiadownload0.168 / 7.612
Hawaiidownload0.024 / 0.799
Idahodownload0.047 / 3.534
Illinoisdownload0.276 / 12.528
Indianadownload0.145 / 7.13
Iowadownload0.108 / 5.999
Kansasdownload0.103 / 6.202
Kentuckydownload0.089 / 4.368
Louisianadownload0.109 / 5.494
Mainedownload0.034 / 1.855
Marylanddownload0.098 / 4.073
Massachusettsdownload0.104 / 4.224
Michigandownload0.193 / 8.953
Minnesotadownload0.142 / 7.269
Mississippidownload0.081 / 4.507
Missouridownload0.16 / 9.08
Montanadownload0.043 / 3.231
Nebraskadownload0.073 / 4.92
Nevadadownload0.048 / 2.188
New Hampshiredownload0.027 / 1.288
New Jerseydownload0.136 / 4.728
New Mexicodownload0.068 / 4.149
New Yorkdownload0.288 / 10.236
North Carolinadownload0.195 / 8.159
North Dakotadownload0.046 / 3.562
Ohiodownload0.225 / 10.235
Oklahomadownload0.124 / 6.828
Oregondownload0.086 / 4.892
Pennsylvaniadownload0.257 / 11.512
Rhode Islanddownload0.018 / 0.684
South Carolinadownload0.097 / 4.728
South Dakotadownload0.042 / 2.508
Tennesseedownload0.134 / 6.495
Texasdownload0.46 / 23.108
Utahdownload0.054 / 2.961
Vermontdownload0.018 / 0.894
Virginiadownload0.152 / 7.415
Washingtondownload0.126 / 5.29
West Virginiadownload0.055 / 3.49
Wisconsindownload0.142 / 7.026
Wyomingdownload0.025 / 2.048
District of Columbiadownload0.006 / 0.198
Puerto Ricodownload0.071 / 2.474
state(s) file format
.sav
size (GB)
zipped / unzipped
All 50 Statesdownload3.988 / 46.578
Alabamadownload0.076 / 1.028
Alaskadownload0.017 / 0.204
Arizonadownload0.075 / 0.981
Arkansasdownload0.06 / 0.799
Californiadownload0.355 / 3.239
Coloradodownload0.069 / 0.83
Connecticutdownload0.038 / 0.326
Delawaredownload0.012 / 0.111
Floridadownload0.197 / 2.098
Georgiadownload0.115 / 1.243
Hawaiidownload0.017 / 0.134
Idahodownload0.029 / 0.553
Illinoisdownload0.175 / 2.022
Indianadownload0.092 / 1.149
Iowadownload0.07 / 0.944
Kansasdownload0.06 / 0.972
Kentuckydownload0.057 / 0.707
Louisianadownload0.073 / 0.882
Mainedownload0.022 / 0.298
Marylanddownload0.065 / 0.671
Massachusettsdownload0.069 / 0.705
Michigandownload0.124 / 1.453
Minnesotadownload0.094 / 1.157
Mississippidownload0.054 / 0.717
Missouridownload0.104 / 1.439
Montanadownload0.026 / 0.503
Nebraskadownload0.041 / 0.764
Nevadadownload0.031 / 0.356
New Hampshiredownload0.017 / 0.211
New Jerseydownload0.092 / 0.801
New Mexicodownload0.043 / 0.655
New Yorkdownload0.194 / 1.717
North Carolinadownload0.133 / 1.332
North Dakotadownload0.024 / 0.544
Ohiodownload0.154 / 1.664
Oklahomadownload0.079 / 1.089
Oregondownload0.055 / 0.78
Pennsylvaniadownload0.166 / 1.879
Rhode Islanddownload0.013 / 0.115
South Carolinadownload0.062 / 0.764
South Dakotadownload0.025 / 0.389
Tennesseedownload0.09 / 1.049
Texasdownload0.289 / 3.72
Utahdownload0.034 / 0.474
Vermontdownload0.012 / 0.144
Virginiadownload0.097 / 1.203
Washingtondownload0.082 / 0.867
West Virginiadownload0.033 / 0.55
Wisconsindownload0.089 / 1.126
Wyomingdownload0.015 / 0.318
District of Columbiadownload0.005 / 0.034
Puerto Ricodownload0.05 / 0.415
state(s) file format
.dta
size (GB)
zipped / unzipped
All 50 Statesdownload4.591 / 108.304
Alabamadownload0.086 / 1.895
Alaskadownload0.017 / 0.32
Arizonadownload0.089 / 1.957
Arkansasdownload0.067 / 1.406
Californiadownload0.42 / 7.238
Coloradodownload0.078 / 1.584
Connecticutdownload0.041 / 0.548
Delawaredownload0.012 / 0.163
Floridadownload0.23 / 4.365
Georgiadownload0.128 / 2.461
Hawaiidownload0.017 / 0.211
Idahodownload0.031 / 0.911
Illinoisdownload0.212 / 4.193
Indianadownload0.108 / 2.206
Iowadownload0.075 / 1.661
Kansasdownload0.07 / 1.724
Kentuckydownload0.065 / 1.247
Louisianadownload0.081 / 1.606
Mainedownload0.024 / 0.465
Marylanddownload0.075 / 1.265
Massachusettsdownload0.08 / 1.331
Michigandownload0.144 / 2.853
Minnesotadownload0.105 / 2.196
Mississippidownload0.057 / 1.242
Missouridownload0.122 / 2.816
Montanadownload0.028 / 0.793
Nebraskadownload0.049 / 1.294
Nevadadownload0.035 / 0.608
New Hampshiredownload0.018 / 0.323
New Jerseydownload0.106 / 1.527
New Mexicodownload0.049 / 1.13
New Yorkdownload0.23 / 3.618
North Carolinadownload0.148 / 2.649
North Dakotadownload0.029 / 0.838
Ohiodownload0.166 / 3.292
Oklahomadownload0.087 / 1.984
Oregondownload0.064 / 1.404
Pennsylvaniadownload0.198 / 3.782
Rhode Islanddownload0.013 / 0.172
South Carolinadownload0.072 / 1.383
South Dakotadownload0.028 / 0.612
Tennesseedownload0.1 / 2.008
Texasdownload0.352 / 8.168
Utahdownload0.038 / 0.81
Vermontdownload0.012 / 0.207
Virginiadownload0.113 / 2.377
Washingtondownload0.096 / 1.676
West Virginiadownload0.038 / 0.896
Wisconsindownload0.111 / 2.142
Wyomingdownload0.016 / 0.477
District of Columbiadownload0.005 / 0.05
Puerto Ricodownload0.051 / 0.691
state(s) file format
.csv
size (GB)
zipped / unzipped
All 50 Statesdownload3.578 / 61.194
Alabamadownload0.067 / 1.358
Alaskadownload0.015 / 0.273
Arizonadownload0.07 / 1.291
Arkansasdownload0.053 / 1.065
Californiadownload0.331 / 4.19
Coloradodownload0.061 / 1.092
Connecticutdownload0.035 / 0.416
Delawaredownload0.011 / 0.143
Floridadownload0.182 / 2.728
Georgiadownload0.101 / 1.622
Hawaiidownload0.015 / 0.174
Idahodownload0.025 / 0.736
Illinoisdownload0.163 / 2.664
Indianadownload0.085 / 1.512
Iowadownload0.062 / 1.263
Kansasdownload0.057 / 1.3
Kentuckydownload0.053 / 0.929
Louisianadownload0.064 / 1.164
Mainedownload0.02 / 0.393
Marylanddownload0.06 / 0.873
Massachusettsdownload0.064 / 0.909
Michigandownload0.115 / 1.907
Minnesotadownload0.083 / 1.538
Mississippidownload0.047 / 0.95
Missouridownload0.091 / 1.911
Montanadownload0.023 / 0.673
Nebraskadownload0.039 / 1.026
Nevadadownload0.028 / 0.466
New Hampshiredownload0.016 / 0.275
New Jerseydownload0.085 / 1.027
New Mexicodownload0.038 / 0.87
New Yorkdownload0.179 / 2.217
North Carolinadownload0.118 / 1.744
North Dakotadownload0.024 / 0.74
Ohiodownload0.134 / 2.183
Oklahomadownload0.071 / 1.439
Oregondownload0.049 / 1.029
Pennsylvaniadownload0.154 / 2.461
Rhode Islanddownload0.011 / 0.148
South Carolinadownload0.057 / 1.003
South Dakotadownload0.023 / 0.526
Tennesseedownload0.079 / 1.379
Texasdownload0.271 / 4.89
Utahdownload0.031 / 0.625
Vermontdownload0.011 / 0.19
Virginiadownload0.09 / 1.575
Washingtondownload0.076 / 1.131
West Virginiadownload0.031 / 0.732
Wisconsindownload0.083 / 1.49
Wyomingdownload0.013 / 0.425
District of Columbiadownload0.004 / 0.043
Puerto Ricodownload0.045 / 0.538