Children in Foster Care and Awaiting Adoption: 2000 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 561):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 25 rows and 31 columns.

Data are for October 1 of prior year through September 30 of year shown


  1. Preliminary data.
  2. Beginning with the 2000 Census, respondents could choose more than one
    race. Data represent persons who selected this race group only and exclude persons reporting more than
    one race. The Census in prior years only allowed respondents to report one race group. See also
    comments on race in the text for section 1.
  3. Hispanic persons may be any race.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.