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how to download census blocks?

Question asked by arc_angel on Sep 25, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2012 by arc_angel
I am looking for demographic data at the census block level. I have been searching the US Census' ftp site and the American FactFinder page all day.  I can't for the life of me figure out how to find it.  While the webpages say that data is available down to the census block level, and while I've found the shapefiles for blocks both through ESRI and the Census' TIGERfile ftp, when it comes to data to populate these shapefiles there doesn't seem to be anyway of selecting this level of detail. 

Using the American FactFinder page:
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t#none>
you can select by geographies from the list tab, but block isn't an option and any data returned is aggregated to whichever level you've selected. The other tabs don't seem to work at all.

I was hoping to find information of things like total population, tenure, occupancy, age and race, but I've pretty well given up hope of that.  I was able to find a shapefile with 2010 population data by block: tp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010BLKPOPHU/

...but I need to find block data for 2000 as well, and it still eludes me.

Any ideas?

thanks,
  Angela

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