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America: A Nation on the Move

Written by:  Alison Fields and Robert Kominski Have you moved in the last five years? Earlier today, the Census Bureau released a collection of data on rates of migration, or “geographic mobility.” Between 2011 and 2012, 12 percent of people … Continue reading

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GIS Day at the Census Bureau

Written by: Katy Rossiter The holiday season is upon us and for the Geography Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, the season starts with GIS Day!  Today is GIS Day, a worldwide celebration that highlights how geography and GIS can … Continue reading

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New Findings on Metropolitan and Micropolitan America and Change Between 2000 and 2010

Written by:  Marc Perry and Steven Wilson Within metro and micro areas, what were the geographic patterns of population growth between 2000 and 2010? How did growth compare in the central and outlying census tracts of the areas? How did … Continue reading

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Collecting and Maintaining our Geographic Data

Written by Steve Matheis and Katy Rossiter The Census Bureau collects and maintains geographic data in order to take censuses and surveys and to prepare and present statistical information.  We store all of our geographic data in the Master Address … Continue reading

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Decoding State-County Census Tracts versus Tribal Census Tracts

Written by: Katy Rossiter The U.S. Census Bureau offers thousands of statistics at hundreds of geographic levels.   Census Bureau geographies help us organize all of this information.  One of the most popular levels of geography used in statistical analysis is … Continue reading

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