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5 5-Year American Community Survey has several difficulties. Census tract data comes with high margins of error. Error terms become larger when aggregated to the neighborhood level ACS data includes Pre-Katrina data and 2007 ACS data includes significant population shifts in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.

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15 GNOCDC user tested our new pages and widgets with community members before releasing to the public. Community members provided valuable feedback to make the site more user-friendly. They found the just-in-time learning helpful in answering questions that came up during the user testing. And, seemed to develop a profound sense of accomplishment with using and understanding the margin of error and statistical significance!

16 GNOCDC believes these widgets help us responsibly disseminate ACS data at the neighborhood level. The new web pages received 11,754 unique visits, or 165 per day. The widgets have been viewed 87 unique times. If youd like to see more, visit our website:


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