Data for the Child Population
From this page you can download the data for the under-18 population that were used to
prepare these web pages. You can download the full dataset, or you can choose a subset of
There are two things to keep in mind when using this data:
- There are two types of missing values in this file. A value of -998 indicates that the
data has not yet been released from the Census Bureau. A value of -999 indicates that the
variable is not applicable to the specific metropolitan area. For example, if there are no
Hispanics in an area, segregation indices for Hispanics would not be calculated.
- The files contain a single row of column headers followed by rows of data for each
metropolitan area. The column headers are not very descriptive, so click here for a list of variable descriptions.
Option 1 - Download the full file
The full file contains information for all metropolitan areas for both 1990 and 2000,
including racial and ethnic population totals, dissimilarity indices, and exposure
indices. It contains values for the total metropolitan area, as well as its central city
and suburban portions separately.
To download the complete data set click
Option 2 - Download a subset of the full file
You may now download subsets of the full data file using
the form below. You may select the specific year, geographic area, and indices that you
want. Racial composition data are included in every file.