2010 Census: Block Groups: Housing Occupancy Data Table

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What does this data set describe?

Title: 2010 Census: Block Groups: Housing Occupancy Data Table
Public Law 94-171 Summary File (PLSF) from 2010 Census containing housing data relating to Census Block Groups.
Supplemental_Information: None
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20110302, 2010 Census: Block Groups: Housing Occupancy Data Table: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

  3. What does it look like?

    Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
    Not Applicable

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 01-Jan-2010
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Data Table (Source: King County)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Summary Level (Source: US Census Bureau)

    150Block Group level data

    County code (Source: US Census Bureau)

    033King County

    Tract number (Source: US Census Bureau)

    Six character numeric as string

    Block Group Number (Source: US Census Bureau)

    Single character number as string (0-7)

    Geographic identifier (Source: US Census Bureau)

    State code + County code + Tract code + Block code

    Total Housing Units (Source: US Census Bureau)


    Occupied Housing Units (Source: US Census Bureau)


    Vacant Housing Units (Source: US Census Bureau)


    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: None

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    King County GIS Center
    c/o Mary Ullrich
    GIS Analyst
    201 S Jackson St, Suite 706
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-684-1789 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Provides 2010 census housing data. This table can be joined to to the GEO_ID_GRP item in BLKGRP10_AREA using the GEO_ID item.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 01-Mar-2011 (process 1 of 1)
    Data downloaded from Census website. Imported to MS Access. Query filters applied to export xls formatted files. ArcGIS used to convert xls files to dbf files. DBF files imported to ArcGIS SDE using TableToTable. STATE item dropped as a reserved word. BLOCK modified to BLOCK_NUM as BLOCK is a reserved word. GEO_ID modified from text(255) to text(15) to be consistent to GEO_ID item in geometry tables

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    All records and all items available in Census download (except STATE item) imported

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Each record represented by unique GEO_ID that relates to BLOCK GROUP geometry.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
King County data are made available with the understanding that they shall be used exclusively by the obtainer or his/her authorized agents. Digital products may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without the express written authorization of King County.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    KCGIS Center
    c/o Cheryl Wilder
    Data Sales Coordinator
    201 S Jackson St, Suite 700
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-263-5220 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?


  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    King County disclaims any warranty of use of any digital product or data beyond that for which it was designed.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 31-Dec-2012
Metadata author:
King County GIS Center
c/o Mary Ullrich
GIS Analyst
201 S Jackson St, Suite 706
Seattle, WA 98104

206-684-1789 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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