Circular
1999 FFIEC Census Data CD-ROM
July 21, 1999
Circular No. 11169

To All Depository Institutions in the Second Federal Reserve District:

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has announced the release of a new CD-ROM software product, the 1999 FFIEC Census Data CD-ROM. This product is designed to help banks and thrifts comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

This product includes Census Demographic information that the FFIEC uses to compile and release the CRA and HMDA Aggregate and Disclosure reports. It is the same database of information that previously was available only on mainframe magnetic tape. Some of the information includes income, population, and housing information for every census tract and block numbering area in the U.S. It also includes a database that purchasers can use to analyze the data, and the ability to subset the data by state, MSA, or county and then view, print, and/or export the data.

The CD-ROM can be purchased for $10.00, and the FFIEC will be updating it annually to reflect changes to MSA boundaries and income estimates developed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To order a copy of this CD, please print the CRA/HMDA order form and order item #303.