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1 Census Data Workshop Data Access Tools Genora F. Barber, Information Services Specialist Gale D. Brock, Information Services Assistant Data Dissemination Specialists: Gerson D. Vasquez Vicki Mack Kelly Karres Marilyn E. Stephens U.S. Census Bureau Atlanta Region U.S. Census Bureau Atlanta Region

2 Mission Overview of Key Data Sets Data Tools – A Quick Look American FactFinder, in depth Questions & Answers Census Data Workshop Agenda

3 U.S. Census Bureau Mission The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate and our abiding Commitment to our Customers

4 People – Population size – Age – Sex – Race & Hispanic origin – Education – Foreign-born – Families – Language ability Economy – Income and poverty – Employment status – Health insurance coverage – Housing values – Costs of owning/renting – Business information – Economic indicators Places – Localize! People, Places and Economy Key Data Collected

5 Congressionally mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution – First Census was in 1790 Why do we conduct the Census? Congressional Apportionment Redistricting Data is used to allocate more than 435 billions of dollars in federal fundsfederal funds Importance of the Census The foundation of a democracy

6 Demographic Surveys Beyond the Decennial Census  Current Population Survey (CPS) – Primary source of labor force information and leading economic indicator of monthly employment/unemployment  Consumers Expenditure Survey (CE)- Used to determine the Consumer Price Index  National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)- Used by law enforcement  Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)- Used for evaluating Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid  National Health Insurance Survey (HIS)- Used by National Center for Disease Control  National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) – Provides information on the health problems of ambulatory patients  National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) –Provides information on health problems of Ambulatory patients in the ER and outpatient departments.

7 Population Estimates U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (1)base population (2) births to women residing in the U.S. (3) deaths to persons residing in the U.S. (4) net international migrants The base procedure to estimate population. The reference date for estimates is July 1.

8 Decennial Census and ACS A Portrait of America Census 2000: Demographic, and housing information: Complete counts from questions collected on both the short form and the long form. General Demographic Characteristics Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino origin: Counties, Places (cities) and smaller geographies Estimates based on the one-in-six sample of housing units that received the long form: - Social Characteristics - Economic Characteristics - Housing Characteristics 2010 Census Only 10 Questions 2010 Census Only 10 Questions

9 A large, continuous survey that: samples approximately 3.54 million resident addresses per year (about 290,000 per month) produces characteristics of population and housing produces estimates for small areas and small population groups 9 What is the ACS? A Closer Look

10 The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's decennial census program. There are approximately 3 million housing units “in sample,” annually, and the estimates change the primary focus to more current estimates than the long form. ACS and Decennial Census A Portrait of America

11 2010 CensusACS Population countPopulation characteristics Short form onlyIncludes short form questions Only long form is for U.S. territories, except PR Conducted in Puerto Rico “Usual residence” rule“Current residence” rule Point in timePeriod of time Census and ACS A Portrait of America

12 American Community Survey Detailed Information, Delivered Annually

13 Economic Indicators Dashboard QuickFacts County Business and Demographics Map American FactFinder Other Resources Data Tools A Quick Look

14 The NEW Your Gateway to Census Data

15 Top Navigation Bottom of the Page Both provide similar choices (or more) as the center column of the old census.gov homepage

16 Homepage Slider Cycles through the latest news Often links to press kits Click “See More” for more information Homepage Slider Cycles through the latest news Often links to press kits Click “See More” for more information

17 Census News Find the latest on news releases, data products, upcoming events and more Census News Find the latest on news releases, data products, upcoming events and more

18 Economic Indicators Dashboard Most recently released items at top 13 indicators about U.S. economy Click on name for more info Updated quarterly or monthly Scroll down using arrow at bottom Can embed on your website Economic Indicators Dashboard Most recently released items at top 13 indicators about U.S. economy Click on name for more info Updated quarterly or monthly Scroll down using arrow at bottom Can embed on your website

19 QuickFacts Minimal clicks to a factsheet about your state, county or city Shows demographics, social characteristics and business statistics Social characteristics will soon be updated from the latest American Community Survey QuickFacts Minimal clicks to a factsheet about your state, county or city Shows demographics, social characteristics and business statistics Social characteristics will soon be updated from the latest American Community Survey

20 Interactive Map: County Business Patterns and Demographics County-level 2009 info on businesses, employees, industries 2010 Census info on population, race, ethnicity, age/sex, housing Options available for comparing counties and embedding on your website Interactive Map: County Business Patterns and Demographics County-level 2009 info on businesses, employees, industries 2010 Census info on population, race, ethnicity, age/sex, housing Options available for comparing counties and embedding on your website Scroll down the homepage…

21 American FactFinder More comprehensive Variety of datasets, topics and geographies available American FactFinder More comprehensive Variety of datasets, topics and geographies available Back at the top of the homepage…

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23 What is the American FactFinder? Census Bureau’s on-line data tool One-stop shop (for most geographies) Contains large data sets from censuses & surveys Allows access to a variety of Census data – Population – Housing – Economic – Geographic

24 Sources of FactFinder Data Decennial Census Population Estimates American Community Survey Economic Census Economic Surveys

25 Examples of available topics in AFF: Population Sex Age Race Ethnicity Tenure Household Size Education Income Poverty Health Care School Enroll. Disability Status Marital Status Grandparents Fertility Benefits Commuting Industry Housing Costs Heating Fuel

26 Community Facts Guided Search Advanced Search

27 Accessing Data and Summaries – Community Facts Advantages: Provide quick access for users searching for data products most frequently accessed on AFF

28 Accessing Data & Summaries – Community Facts & Popular Tables Advantages:  Provides users with a simple way to access data profiles and other summarized data

29 Accessing Data – Guided Search Advantages: Guided Search helps you locate Census data products by letting you specify search criteria step-by-step. Guided Search is a helpful way to start searching for Census data if you are new to American FactFinder or are not sure where to begin.

30 Accessing Data – Advanced Search Advantages: In Advanced Search you can search for all data using all features within American Factfinder. Use Advanced Search to find data: using text or keyword search using pre-defined topics, geographies, race/ethnic groups, industry codes, or EEO occupation codes

31 Geography Selection Improvements Improvements to existing geographic selection options Provide guided geographic selection as an option

32 Geography Selection Improvement Key Features Modify the selection options in the Geography Overlay to reduce confusion Refine the list of Geographic Summary Levels displayed in the default view

33 Advantages:  Provide a consistent, guided approach to geographic selection  Provide a quick geographic selection for users not familiar with the Census geographic hierarchy Geography Selection Improvements – Geography Assistant

34 Enhanced Messaging Key Features Updated messaging specific to user selections. Dynamic messaging: When default selections are made for geographies, industry codes, and race/ethnic groups When the maximum product selections are reached in the table view

35 Enhanced Messaging Key Features Other messaging enhancements: Updated current messaging when the maximum number of geographies, industry codes, and/or race/ethnic groups are reached in a user’s search selections.

36 Download Options Advantages:  Provides users with quick access to high- volume downloads

37 How to Stay Connected Subscribe to updates updates Submit suggestions/questions via Feedback link at the top of the AFF web page AFF News & Notes (lower, center of main page)

38 Questions & Answers


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