How to find neighborhood demographic info

How would i go about finding neighborhood demographics data for the neighborhoods I lived in during 1990 and 2000? I would prefer something more detailed than city data. I want to split the data down to the level of the few surrounding neighborhoods.

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  • Thanks for recommending Census Reporter, but it's important to note that we don't serve any historic Census data -- only the current American Community Survey.  NHGIS is almost definitely the best source for historic data and maps for this.

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  • I was under the impression they were interested in current information for past neighborhoods they lived in, but right historic data is tricky.

    I guess another option is the Longitudinal Tract Database. Look up the tract using Census Reporter (or whatever tool) and then pull the tract out of the LTDB. https://s4.ad.brown.edu/WebGISnew/webgisLTDB/ 

  • Caution: LTDB uses a simplistic area weighting method to allocate historical tract data to 2010 tracts. For a more accurate alternative, in addition to providing the original 1990 and 2000 census data, NHGIS also provides 1990 and 2000 data for 2010 tracts (and for 2010 block groups, ZCTAs, and other areas) in standardized time series tables.

    (LTDB interpolates historical data from whole tracts, requiring lots of error-prone disaggregation. NHGIS interpolates historical data from blocks, which gives exact counts or near-exact in many cases where LTDB's numbers are tract-based estimates.)