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We are pleased to announce that the new 2010 U.S. Census datasets with their new geometry and attributes are now available as layer packages on ArcGIS.com. Block Group, Tract, County, and State are all represented as polygons with over 40 attribute fields containing population totals by age and race, along with family and household information. Census Blocks are represented as points with total population and household information.
Average family size by Block Group
Visit the Esri Data & Maps United States Census page on the ArcGIS Content Resource Center for a list of all the census layers available for download on ArcGIS.com.
by Bob Hazelton
With the December release of the online Business Analyst APIs we continue the roll out of Census 2010 data. We want to highlight a significant addition of the Esri 2011 estimates and 2016 projections to the available data and reports.
Data and geographic boundaries make a difference
The Census 2010 release from the Census Bureau includes not only updated demographic data but also updated geographic boundaries. Some political boundaries change less frequently than others but revisions are not uncommon and they can have a significant impact on analysis results.
Even if boundaries do not change, the Census Bureau can renumber geographic codes for areas. It is essential to be cognizant of geographic differences between 2000 and 2010 when analyzing trends.
Esri is proud to announce the release of our 2011/2016 Updated Demographic Data. Our 2011/2016 data is based on Census 2010 counts and in 2010 geography to give our users the most accurate data in the most up-to-date geography available.
Census 2010 has revealed interesting changes in the demographics of our country – shifts in the distribution of the population, growth from immigration, increased diversity, fallout from the collapse of the housing market and the Great Recession, and increased vacancy rates. Using the Census 2010 data as the base for our 2011/2016 updates means those documented changes are incorporated, resulting in more accurate estimates and Continue reading
By Kyle Reese-Cassal and Catherine Spisszak
One of the biggest trends, as revealed by the Census 2010 data, is the increasing diversity of the U.S. population.
The 2010 Census allowed the reporting of six race categories and any combination of the six, as well as Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. As these many groups change over time, it is important to be able to track the change as a whole. To accomplish this, Esri created a proprietary Diversity Index. The Diversity Index is measured on a scale of 0 to 100 and defined as the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area’s entire population belongs to one race group and one ethnic group, then an area has zero diversity. An area’s diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups. It is important to note Continue reading
By Catherine Spisszak
Your wait is over. Esri has officially released Census 2010 data in Business Analyst Online. This release of the Census 2010 Redistricting data includes Total Population, Race and Hispanic Origin, Population Age 18 years or older, and Housing Units (Occupied and Vacant). The Census 2010 data is available immediately from Esri in reporting, dynamic color-coded maps, Smart Map Search, and in geographies not available from the Census Bureau in 2010 geographic boundaries.
Esri is not just releasing the Census 2010 data. Esri has added value to the Census 2010 data in three distinct ways: Continue reading
by Jeff Hincy
With the upcoming release of Business Analyst 10, I thought I would give you a sneak peak at the new report styles. We are revamping some of the existing templates, removing some of the redundant templates, and adding new ones. Here is what the new Demographic and Income report will look like (note: this is currently available on BAO with 2010 data).
This is page 1 and you can see the new header and footer styles are completely customizable and you can duplicate the style for your custom templates.
Here is page 2 with the new charts and graphs style.
Now you may be asking which ones will be removed and why. After installing Business Analyst Desktop, you will immediately notice that some reports are no longer available. These were removed to reduce redundant data and replaced with new, better designed reports that more efficiently cover all the data.
Here is a list of the reports that will no longer be shipped with the product.
- Comprehensive Trend
- Household Summary
- Multi-Area Report
- Race Report
By Catherine Spisszak
You should be receiving your Census 2010 form soon. Forms will be mailed to homes in March. This Census will be much different than years past. The most significant feature of the next census will be the omission of the long form. The short census questionnaire provides only the complete counts of population, households, and housing units plus the characteristics of sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, household relationship, occupancy, and tenure. Every other variable was previously collected from the sample long form. Now data about income, education, employment, language, migration, citizenship, marital status, and housing characteristics, such as value and rent, will be obtained from the American Community Survey (ACS), which is separate from Census 2010 and is subject to a different release schedule.
The Census 2010 data will be released by the Census Bureau according to the following schedule:
- December 31, 2010: Census 2010 population by state must be provided to Congress for reapportionment.
- April 1, 2011: Under PL 94-171, redistricting counts must be provided to the states. Redistricting data commonly include total population, population 18 years and over, population by race/Hispanic origin, and total housing units, to the block level. Data are released by the Census Bureau on a flow basis, by state, starting in January.
- Summer 2011: likely release of all complete-count census tables by the Census.
For more information on the Census 2010 release dates, please visit http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/key-dates.php Esri plans to release the Census 2010 data across the Business Analyst products in phases after the Census Bureau has completed a release. There will be a short gap between when the data is released by the Census Bureau and when it is integrated into the Business Analyst products due to time needed to process, load, and test the data in the Business Analyst products.
Esri will release 2010/2015 Demographic Updates in Q2 of 2010. ESRI will continue to produce annual updates after 2010, evolving our methodology to use ACS as well as our other sources.
Stay tuned for more blog posts about Census 2010 and ACS and have fun filling out those Census forms!
by Jim Herries
In this podcast, Lynn Wombold, chief demographer and manager of ESRI’s data development team, provides valuable insight on how the new data gathering methods of the 2010 Census will impact data users. Grab a coffee and take a few minutes for a good discussion, posted on ESRI’s podcasts page.