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2000 census shapefiles search odyssey

Question asked by hziegle1 on Jan 23, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2016 by hziegle1

Please help me someone. I've been searching for several days now for a way to download 2000 census block shapefiles, and I can't figure it out. I've found several leads as to where I can get the files, but they've all lead to dead ends. I first found this website, where, under the 2000 tab, I downloaded some ascii files that I can't read. I then came across this document where a * note next to the 2000 data tells me that I can find the 2000 shapefiles under the 2010 tab on this same website Again, a dead end, because I can't for the life of me find where these 2000 files are supposed to be located. This is the FTP directory I finally ended up at,, but all the files are of 2010...

Ok. Then I found some instructions that seemed to make it possible to download the shapefiles straight from the AmericanFactfinder website! Simply click on view data once you've selected your data, click on map, and then download the shapefiles. Didn't work. All I get are compressed folders with a single one line text file inside..


Does anyone have any idea where I can possibly find 2000 census shapefiles?