Category Archives: Data Tools

Census.gov Transformation – Pardon Our Dust

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Tweet Stephen Buckner, Center for New Media and Promotions, U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a newly redesigned census.gov homepage. This is the first of several steps in a progressive series of enhancements to census.gov over the … Continue reading

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American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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Visualizing Income and Poverty Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Wesley Basel and KaNin Reese, US Census Bureau Recently the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive maps to the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program’s (SAIPE) website. This web-based interactive tool allows users to select, map, and … Continue reading

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Why is geography important to the Census Bureau?

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Tweet Katy Rossiter, Geographer, US Census Bureau Geography is at the heart of taking a census. The U.S. Census Bureau is tasked with counting everyone in the United States once every ten years, but we do not just count people; … Continue reading

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What are census blocks?

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Tweet Written by: Katy Rossiter, Geographer, US Census Bureau Census blocks are: – Statistical areas bounded by visible features such as roads, streams, and railroad tracks, and by nonvisible boundaries such as property lines, city, township, school district, county limits … Continue reading

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