The Counting California project team is pleased to announce the release of the following new content on Counting California

1. Census 2000 Counting California announces the release of Census of Population and Housing, Census 2000, Summary File 1 from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Census 2000, Summary File 1 is the second dataset (see also Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171)) added to Counting California from the Census Bureau’s Census 2000 series.  Census 2000, Summary File 1 provides data on personal, social, and economic characteristics of the California population and information on physical and financial characteristics of residential dwellings.  Included are:
—–Population counts for 63 race categories and Hispanic or Latino,
—–Population counts for many detailed race and Hispanic or Latino categories, and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, and
—–Selected population and housing characteristics.

2. Vital Statistics. One of the goals of Counting California is to provide user-friendly and persistent access to data produced by California State agencies.  The California Department of Health Services, whose mission is to “protect and improve the health of all Californians” produces a large amount of vital statistics data.  The following datasets have been added to Counting California and are available in excel and PDF.
—-Deaths by Age: deaths by age, by county, by place of residence, California 1999.
—-Deaths by County: deaths by county, by place of residence, California 1999.
—-Live Births: live births, by county, California 1999.
—-Live Births to Teens: the number and percent of live births to teen mothers, by county, California 1999