US Coastal Regions and States-Population, Housing Units, Establishments, and Employees

Added By Infochimps

The dataset includes information on population, housing units, establishments, and employees by US coastal region and state. The states have been divided by their coastal regions: the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, Atlantic or Pacific. Coastal county areas are defined by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1992. Included are 673 counties and equivalent areas with at least 15 percent of their land area either in a coastal watershed (drainage area) or in a coastal cataloging unit (a coastal area between watersheds).


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 26):

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 55 rows and 15 columns.


  1. The April 1, 2000 Population Estimates base reflects modifications to the
    Census 2000 population as documented in the Count Question Resolution program
    and geographic program revisions.
  2. Calculated on the basis of land area data from the 2000 census.
  3. Covers establishments with payroll. Excludes most government employees
    railroad employees, self-employed persons. Employees are for the week including March 12.


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.