About the 1990 Census Geodatabases on WAGDA


While the 1990 and 2000 census geodatabases constructed for WAGDA are similar in design, there are a few important differences that you need to be aware of in terms of how the databases are constructed, and in how the data itself has changed. Data between 1990 and 2000 is NOT directly comparable for a number of reasons. You can follow the general instructions provided for using the 2000 Census geodatabases, with the caveats for the 1990 version listed below. Visit the Census Bureau's webpage for the full documentation for STF1A, STF1B and STF3. Go to our geodatabase download page to get the data and metadata.


Differences Between 1990 and 2000 Census Geodatabases