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Where can I find census tract info?

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Tony in Ohio

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I am appraising a home in a fairly rural area. I usually get the census tract # from Pace, however nothing is showing up on my subject or any of the other home's in the area ( This is nothing new. The data seems to be getting worse all the time, but thats another post).

Is there any way I can search for the info Online? or can you recomend another method?

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Ben Vukicevich SRA

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Dave,

I like the map function on the website you posted but it's still using 1990 census tract numbers. I have been using the first one I posted as it has 2000 Census tract numbers but no maps. It's OK for me because I work in suburbia and most of my streets are in the system. It would be nice to find a site with 2000 data and maps for the streets that aren't listed.

Do you know of one?

Ben
 

Daniel Williams

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Dave Smith

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Ben:

I think I lost my head when I sent you the census tract web site. I know that one is old. Its late in the day and I spent the entire afternoon writing a letter in an attempt to educate a Realtor about personal property, the age of the comps, etc. Its a lost cause training those people but I keep trying.

The http://tier2.census.gov/ctsl/ctsl.htm site that several people have posted has 2001 maps I'm pretty sure.

"Nuf
 

Ben Vukicevich SRA

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Dave,

Boy, I thought the FHA thread was confusing. The census tract site I was using has the current 2000 census tract numbers, so I thought that was the one to use. The secondary site that I posted and the one that you just posted has 1990 census tract numbers but there is a link at the top of the page to a HMDA letter that says to use the 1990 census tract numbers for 2001 and 2002, so what good are the 2000 census tract numbers? None I guess.

These government guys can never do anything simple...................

Let's see. We have 2000 census tract numbers on the web but don't use them for HMDA reporting until 2003. Go figure.

Ben
 

Tony in Ohio

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Thanks Everyone, You are the Best. :D
 

bradellis

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Tony,

Once possibility that no one mentioned is that this site/area mya be untracted altogether. If you cannot find the number, that could be the case.

Brad Ellis, IFA, RAA
 
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