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Census Resources - Federal: Tracts & Block Data

A brief guide to Federal census data.

Contents

For a general history of Census Tracts and Block Numbering Areas visit the Census Bureau - History site. For online access beyond the information on this page visit the Statistics section on the Population & Housing page of this guide.

This page contains the following sub-sections:
 

1960 New Jersey

PHC(1): Census Tracts

Coverage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ; Atlantic City; Jersey City; Middlesex Co.; Newark; Paterson-Clifton-Passaic; Philadelphia, PA-NJ; Somerset Co.; Trenton; Wilmington, DE-NJ

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept inside volumes

HC(3): City Blocks

Coverage
Atlantic City; Bayonne; Camden; Clifton; East Orange; Edison Township; Elizabeth; Englewood; Irvington; Jersey City; Kearney; Montclair; Newark; North Arlington; Passaic; Paterson; Trenton; Union City

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept in pockets of each block statistics volume

1970 New Jersey

PHC(1): Census Tracts

Coverage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ; Atlantic City; Jersey City; Newark (includes New Brunswick); Paterson-Clifton-Passaic; Philadelphia, PA-NJ; Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton; Wilmington, DE-NJ

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept inside volumes

HC(3): Block Statistics

Coverage
Atlantic City; Trenton; Vineland-Millville; New York-Northeastern NJ; Plus a volume called Selected Areas-NJ

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Located with volumes

1980 New Jersey

PHC80-2: Census Tracts

Coverage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ; Atlantic City; Jersey City; Long Branch-Asbury Park; New Brunswick-Perth Amboy-Sayreville; New York, NY-NJ; Newark; Paterson-Clifton-Passaic; Philadelphia, PA-NJ; Trenton; Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton; Wilmington, DE-NJ-MD; Plus a volume called Selected Areas-NJ

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Located in the file cabinet in DOCREF area of the government publications collection.

PHC80-1 Block Statistics

Coverage
Atlantic City, Jersey City, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Newark, Paterson, Trenton, Vineland

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Located in the file cabinet in DOCREF area of the government publications collection.

1990 New Jersey

CPH-3: Population and Housing Characteristics for Census Tract and Block Numbering Areas

Coverage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA (Warren County-NJ); Atlantic City; Bergen-Passaic PMSA; Jersey City PMSA; Middlesex-Hunterdon PMSA; Monmouth-Ocean PMSA; Newark PMSA (Sec. 1 and Sec. 2); Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester Counties, NJ) (Sec. 1, Sec. 2, and Sec. 3); Trenton PSMA; Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton PMSA; Wilmington, DE-NJ-MD PMSA

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
NJ volumes shelved with other geographical areas in the main Census Area. Block statistics data included in census tract volumes.

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Tract/BNA maps for NJ, NYC and Philadelphia are located in the file cabinet in DOCREF area of the government publications collection.

Available electronically at http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/reference.html under Census Reference Maps. 1990 maps are re-creations of the 1990 Census Tract/BNA outline maps and differ from the original 1990 Census Tract Outline Maps.

1940 and 1950 Census Tracts - All States

1960 Beyond New Jersey

PHC(1): Census Tracts

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Red books located in DOCREF STACK 101

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept in pockets of volumes

HC(3): City Blocks

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Red books located in DOCREF Stack 104

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept in pockets of each block statistics volume

1970 Beyond New Jersey

PHC(1): Census Tracts

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Blue books located in DOCREF STACK 101-102

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept inside volumes

HC(3): Block Statistics

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Black books located in DOCREF STACK 104

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Kept in pockets of each block statistics volume

1980 Beyond New Jersey

PHC80-2: Census Tracts

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Greyish-blue books located in DOCREF STACK 102, organized alphabetically by Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Census tract maps are filed in putty-colored cabinet near the end of DOCREF Stack 106. Maps are in order alphabetically by SMSA beginning in Drawer 3.

PHC80-1 Block Statistics

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Located in red GPO microfiche cabinet in C 3.224/15

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
Located in red GPO microfiche cabinet in C 3.224/15.

1990 Beyond New Jersey

CPH-3: Population and Housing Characteristics for Census Tract and Block Numbering Areas

Location of Volumes at Alexander Library
Reddish-purple books in DOCREF Stack 102, Sections F-H, organized alphabetically by tract block numbering area (BNA). Block statistics data included in census tract volumes.

See also manila folder at end of volume range to identify metropolitan areas covered by ASI

Location of Maps at Alexander Library
See ASI Microfiche Collection 1993 under #2551.10-#2551.58 Located in putty-colored file cabinet in DOCREF just beyond Stack 105

Available electronically at http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/reference.html under Census Reference Maps. 1990 maps are re-creations of the 1990 Census Tract/BNA outline maps and differ from the original 1990 Census Tract Outline Maps.

2000 and 2010 - All States

Census Tracts

Available electronically through American FactFinder.

In order to view census tract data, go to the Advanced Search page. select the Geographies option at the right, and then use the Select a Geographic Type menu to choose Census Tract. To limit your data (e.g., Census 2000, Census 2010, etc.) select the Topics option and choose the relevant Datasets.

Location of Maps
Available electronically at http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/reference.html under Census Reference Maps.

Block Groups

Beginning with Census 2000, BNA (Block Numbering Area) data was eliminated and census tracts were defined nationwide.