Category Archives: Geography

Understanding Geographic Relationships: Geographic Summary Levels

By Katy Rossiter The third installment of our geographic relationships series discusses geographic summary levels and how American FactFinder uses them to provide tabulated data. To protect individual privacy, the Census Bureau provides summaries of data for geographic areas. For … Continue reading

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Moving … County-to-County

Written by: William Koerber and Melanie Rapino Over the course of a year, how many Americans move to a new county? About 6 percent of the population age 1 and older, according to American Community Survey data gathered from 2007 … Continue reading

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Discover Your Neighborhood with Census Explorer

Written by: Michael Ratcliffe Our customers often want to explore neighborhood-level statistics and see how their communities have changed over time. Our new Census Explorer interactive mapping tool makes this easier than ever. It provides statistics on a variety of … Continue reading

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74,134 Census Tracts and More Geographic Area Tallies Information

Written by: Tom Morton Have you ever wondered how many counties, incorporated places, census tracts or census blocks there are in a particular state or in the nation as a whole?  Or, have you wondered how the number of 2010 … Continue reading

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Resources for Mapping Census Data

Written by: Katy Rossiter Mapping data makes statistics come to life.  Viewing statistics spatially can give you a better understanding, help identify patterns, and answer tough questions about our nation. Therefore, the Census Bureau provides maps, including digital files for … Continue reading

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