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Utilizing ACS 1-year and 3-year Data Jerry Deichert and David Drozd Nebraska SDC National SDC Meeting, October 2009.

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1 Utilizing ACS 1-year and 3-year Data Jerry Deichert and David Drozd Nebraska SDC National SDC Meeting, October 2009

2 Reasons for Using 3-year Data Expanded geographic coverage Smaller error, especially for subgroups PUMS is three times larger (3 percent compared with 1 percent)

3 Population Size Nebraska, like many states with large rural populations, has few areas with 65,000+ population Area65,000+20,000-64,999 Counties 316 Cities 211 Metros 3 3 Micros 110 School Districts 315 PUMAs 1414

4 Comments Overlapping time periods Income is for previous 12 months Initial release of multi-year estimates is of prime importance; afterwards only 1 of 3 years of data changes – Last years new 3-year estimates had great interest (first new data since 2000 for many areas), little interest this year More useful as cross-sectional rather than time series Numbers are not consistent with most recent population estimates Small areas may have extreme volatility in economic measures, not reflected in three year period Small areas still may have large MOEs, especially for subgroups

5 3-year Estimates Allow for Analysis of Subgroups with Large MOE: Black Poverty in Omaha Metro rd Highest of th Highest of th Highest of th Highest of th Highest of 96 * Rank is among the largest 100 metros at that time YearPercentMOERank*

6 Comments Because of sampling error, there may be large differences in yearly point estimates that influence the 3-year estimate – What is the true level in reality? Which estimate was more likely to be correct – 40% or 30% in poverty 3-year estimate may mask important changes that are occurring Numbers can not be used for counts, relying on percentages appears more appropriate

7 Comparison of Nebraska Net Migration (using ACS B07000 & B07400 series) Net Movement- 1,754- 2,581 Male ,652 Female- 1, Hispanic- 2, White, NH+5,324- 1,888 Under age 18- 2, Age , Bachelors +- 1,581- 1,493 Variable yr yr

8 Comments 3-year estimates may be difficult to interpret, what does net migration over the 3-year period mean? Numbers are not consistent with most recent population estimate methodology – Changes to the methods to define net international inmigration could have impacted especially the Hispanic/Latino figures


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