Presentation on theme: "Understanding the Census: The Other Nine Years Alabama State Data Center Annual Affiliate Meeting November 2, 2012 Tuscaloosa, AL Genora F. Barber, Information."— Presentation transcript:
Understanding the Census: The Other Nine Years Alabama State Data Center Annual Affiliate Meeting November 2, 2012 Tuscaloosa, AL Genora F. Barber, Information Services Specialist, US Census Bureau
Census, Surveys and Estimates Population and Housing Census American Community Survey Population Estimates Economic Census Economic Indicators On-going Current Surveys
Census Population Estimates Formulated based on the latest census number, birth rates, death rates and migration. Provides annual population and (some) general demographics (age, sex, race and ethnicity. General demographic information is available only for the Nation, States and Counties (not Metro Areas or Cities/Towns). The 2000-2010 intercensal estimates were release on September 28, 2011. OFFICIAL CENSUS COUNT FOR INTERCENSAL YEARS!!
2010 Census and the American Community Survey 2010 Census focused on counting the U.S. population 2010 Census had a long form for the U.S. territories The sample* data are now collected in the ACS Same “short-form” questions on the ACS *estimates
American Community Survey Social Characteristics Economic Characteristics Housing Characteristics Demographic Characteristics
On-Going Current Surveys: Current Population Survey (CPS) – Primary source of labor force information and leading economic indicator of monthly employment/unemployment Consumers Expenditure Survey (CE)- Used for 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.
Contact Genora F. Barber, Information Services Specialist Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North & South Carolina, Louisiana firstname.lastname@example.org Gale D. Brock, Information Services Assistant Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North & South Carolina, Louisiana email@example.com Data Dissemination Specialists Kelly Karres, North & South Carolina Vicki Mack, Louisiana & Mississippi Marilyn E. Stephens, Florida Gerson Vasquez, Atlanta Atlanta.PDS@census.gov 404-730-3833