2010 Census Data
Basic Population and Housing Data for the CNHRPC Region, released with the 2010 US Census Redistricting Data:
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In 2010, the US Census Bureau began releasing a suite of statistical datasets on the demographic, economic, and social make-up of our country. Results of the 2010 Census, to be released in stages between 2010 and 2014, will provide the most complete data at all statistical levels. However, prior to the full 2010 Census data, the Census Bureau is releasing several other datasets that differ from the decennial census. A brief guide to the various datasets is below, provided by the NH Office of Energy and Planning (NH OEP):
This is the first census when there are so many different data releases made public so close to the first release of Census data. It is easy to be overwhelmed by all these releases. The Census is a full count of the country taken every 10 years, at a snapshot in time. Its strength is that it can provide accurate data for very small areas and population groups. In contrast, the ACS is a continuous sample survey. ACS does not count everyone but relies on a sample of the population each year. Its strength is that it collects data on a wider variety of subjects and that it produces estimates each and every year. Finally, the demographic analysis does not rely on collecting information via a questionnaire or interview. Instead, it uses information from other sources—mostly vital statistics records. As such, its strength is providing an alternative method for estimating the total population of the country.
Together, all of these data help us to build better demographic profiles and serve as checks on these various releases.
|Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 19:03|