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Overview of Geographic Areas, including Geographic Areas constructed for the Census 2000 Special EEO File

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Census 2000 Special EEO File contains tables for the United States, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, most Metropolitan Statistical Areas, counties, county sets, and places. Depending on the amount of detail within a table, information for counties, county sets, and places will only be provided for those with 50,000 or more and, in other instances, those with 100,000 or more. Counties with a population of less than 50,000 were combined with other contiguous counties within a state to create county sets with a population of 50,000 or more.

For the Residence Datasets on the Census 2000 Special EEO File, data for individual counties of 50,000 or more is provided wherever possible. For counties of less than 50,000 in the Residence Datasets, the data from these counties were merged with other counties to meet a 50,000 or more threshold. The guidelines used to create and name these county sets are found in the section on Guidelines for Creating and Naming Aggregated County Areas for Counties Containing fewer than 50,000 Persons for Residence Datasets for the Census 2000 Special EEO File.

The County Set Areas, which include single counties and county sets of 50,000 or more, can be found in the section on County Set Areas for Residence Datasets for the Census 2000 Special EEO File. Thse files are also available as Excel and Quattro Pro spreadsheets.


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