How to Access Vietnamese-American Census Data

WHERE TO FIND VIETNAMESE CENSUS DATA ONLINE

All 2000 U.S. Vietnamese Census Data may be found at www.census.gov in
American FactFinder. Vietnamese American census data are found within 3 data
sets within American FactFinder: Summary File 1, Summary File 2, Summary File
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VIETNAMESE CENSUS DATA QUESTION AND RELEVANT DATA SET

Basic Population Counts? Summary File 1

Gender and Age Distributions, Household Size, and

Homeownership vs. Rental Data? Summary File 2

Selected Social Characteristics (School Enrollment, Educational Attainment,
Marital Status, Grandparents as Caregivers, Veteran Status, Disability Status,
Residence in 1995 (Migration), Nativity and Place of Birth, Region of Birth of
Foreign Born, Language Spoken at Home? Summary File 4

Selected Economic Characteristics (Employment Status, Commuting to Work,
Occupation, Industry, Class of Worker, Income in 1999, Poverty Status ?
Summary File 4

HOW TO ACCESS VIETNAMESE CENSUS DATA IN THE 3 SUMMARY FILES

STEPS TO ACCESS VIETNAMESE DATA IN SUMMARY FILE 1

It is recommended that these instructions be printed out and followed step by
step. Additional questions may be directed to Mark Pfeifer at 651-917-9937 or
vstudies@yahoo.com

1. Go to www.census.gov

2. Click on American Factfinder on the left button bar

3. Click on Data Sets on the left button bar

4. On the Data Sets page Summary File 1 should be marked, Select Quick
Tables on the Right

5. Select your geographic area, click Add and then Next

6. On the next page, choose Show all Tables as the table selection method, from
the table pull-down list select the table QT-P7 Race Alone or in combination for
AIAN and for selected categories of Asian and of NHPI: 2000, click Add and then
Show Result, Vietnamese (and other Asian ethnic group population data) should
appear for the geographic area you selected.

STEPS TO ACCESS VIETNAMESE DATA IN SUMMARY FILE 2

1. Go to www.census.gov

2. Click on American Factfinder on the left button bar

3. Click on Data Sets on the left button bar

4. On the Data Sets page Summary File 2 should be marked, Select Quick
Tables on the Right

5. Go through the steps to select your geographic area, click Add and then Next

6. Choose your data table, for homeownership data and household size select
QT:H3 Household Population and Household Type by Tenure: 2000, for age and
gender distribution data select QT:P1 Age Groups and Sex, after choosing your
table click Add and then Next

7. The next page Race or Ethnic Groups will come up, under the middle selection
bar Select one or more race or ethnic groups, scroll down the list of ethnic groups
until you reach Vietnamese alone or Vietnamese alone or in any combination (your
preference), click Add and then Show Result, your data selection should be
compiled and appear

STEPS TO ACCESS VIETNAMESE DATA IN SUMMARY FILE 4

1. Go to www.census.gov

2. Click on American Factfinder on the left button bar

3. Click on Data Sets on the left button bar

4. On the Data Sets page Summary File 4 should be marked, Select Quick
Tables on the Right

5. Go through the steps to select your geographic area, click Add and then Next

6. Choose your data table, for social characteristics data (education, citizenship,
disability status, language ability etc.) select DP-2 Profile of Selected Social
Characteristics: 2000 for economic data (income, jobs and poverty) select DP-3
Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000, after choosing your table
click Add and then Next

7. The next page Race or Ethnic Groups will come up, under the middle selection
bar Select one or more race or ethnic groups, scroll down the list of ethnic groups
until you reach Vietnamese alone or Vietnamese alone or in any combination (your
preference), click Add and then Show Result, your data selection should be
compiled and appear


HOW TO ACCESS DETAILED VIETNAMESE SOCIOECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC
DATA IN THE 2005 AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY

1. Go to www.census.gov

2. Click on
American Factfinder on the left button bar

3. Click on "Get Data" below
American Community Survey under "Getting Detailed Data"
on the American Factfinder page

4. Make Sure "2005 American Community Survey" is Marked

5. On the right click on "Selected Population Profiles"

6. Select the geographic area of "Nation", and then "United States" click Add and then Next

7. The "Race or Ethnic Groups" screen will come up next, scroll on the list and select
"Vietnamese alone or in any Combination", Click on "Show Results" and the data tables for
Hmong will come up.