Tag: ACS Data

What’s New in Community Analyst (September 2017)

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The latest update of the Community Analyst is here. The primary focus of this release is data updates. Additionally, there are a few enhancements.  Here are the highlights: U.S. Data Updates Updated American Community Survey (ACS) data to 2011-2015 year … Continue reading

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What’s New in Community Analyst (June 2017)

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The June update of Community Analyst is here. This update includes Esri’s 2017/2022 estimates and projections for the U.S. and several new features and enhancements. Here are the key highlights: Access 2017/2022 US Demographics and Updates to Global Data Up-to-date … Continue reading

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Community Analyst is Now Available

By Donna Buhr

It’s official – Community Analyst is available for the public! I am so excited that everyone now has access to the wealth of data and analysis features available in Community Analyst. I know all you lucky beta users have been enjoying the product for several months and you have been feeling quite smug that you discovered this treasure first. But now it’s time you let others in on your wonderful little secret so they too can reap the benefits of using the product. Beta users can still have bragging rights that you tried it first. Continue reading

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ACS Data is available in Business Analyst

 By Lucy Guerra

Esri just released two new American Community Survey (ACS) reports, the ACS Population Summary and ACS Housing Summary on Business Analyst Online.  Business Analyst Desktop users have immediate access to these reports. No downloads, no installation, the reports are already there!

To start using the new ACS reports, in Business Analyst Preferences, make sure that your BAO credentials are applied and that the checkboxes for online access are checked on in BA Preferences.

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Tell Us Your Community Analyst Story

By Donna Buhr

Hi Community Analyst Followers, as the Community Analyst Product Engineer I am very excited about this new product. We have received many wonderful comments and accolades about how easy Community Analyst is to use and the tremendous amount of data included in the program. The response has simply been amazing and we are pleased that it is such a hit. Besides the data and the ease-of-use, beta users have found incredible value in the reports, and especially in this economy, we all need to get the best use of our resources. We have also received some great suggestions about how to make Community Analyst even better. We truly value your ideas and will try to incorporate as many as possible in future releases.

If you would like to have your work featured in one of our publications or on stage at a conference, please let us know. We want to hear how you are using Community Analyst, everything from practical problem-solving to cutting-edge solutions. So please, send us your story at cao_feedback@esri.com

Til next time

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Get American Community Survey (ACS) Data in Desktop Today!

 By Lucy Guerra

The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, provides data on a yearly basis on a variety of statistics about people, households, and where they live.

If you are an ArcGIS Desktop user, you can access and use this data in your analysis with very little effort. You can find out what languages residents in your area are speaking, how they are commuting to work, how many households are living above and below poverty level, income levels, home values, how many homes carry 1st and 2nd mortgages and equity loans, and more.

All you need is the Business Analyst Online Reports Add-in (BAO Add-in). The Add-in is like a widget for your ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo. Just three easy steps to get started:

1) Download the Add-In  >>>  2) Install it  >>>  3) Activate your subscription*

*Try it out for free with a 7 day trial!

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ACS Data is Now Available from Esri

By Catherine Spisszak

The American Community Survey (ACS) Data is now available on Business Analyst Online.  However, Esri is not just offering you the ACS Data in reports and color-coded maps.  We have added value to the ACS data and enhanced its usability in two key ways: Continue reading

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Where in the U.S. are Irish Eyes Smiling?

By Catherine Spisszak

The phrase “going green” means something a little different on St. Patrick’s Day.  On March 17th, “going green” means wearing green clothing, drinking green beverages, and celebrating everything Irish, regardless of your descent.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with ACS Data

By Catherine Spisszak

Valentine’s Day…it’s a holiday that some Americans love and some love to hate. 

In the spirit of the holiday, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the newly released 2005-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data to find out where in America people are more likely to be married or single.

First, let’s take a look at a color-coded map of the percentage of the population age 15 years or older that is single – which includes those that are not married, are widowed, or are divorced.  The county with the highest percentage of singles, according to the 2005-2009 ACS estimate is Kalawao County, Hawaii where 75.6% of the population age 15 years and older are classified as single.  In Rosebud County, Montana, the percentage is much lower with 40.4% of the population classified as single.

Here is a color-coded map of the 2005-2009 ACS data on the percentage of the population age 15 years or older that is married.  Ironically, Loving County, Texas has one of the cutest county names in the U.S. and the highest percentage of population that is married, at a whopping 93.6%.

We can also use the 2005-2009 ACS data to compute a male to female ratio.  Baker County, Georgia is a promising place for single men.  There are 74.3 males for every 100 females there.  Conversely, in Lassen County, California there are 187.8 males for every 100 females.  In Love County, Oklahoma there are 95.1 males for every 100 females.

ACS Data, shown in the maps above, is released annually by the Census Bureau.  It is based on a rolling survey and has replaced the long form of Census 2000.  Now data about income, education, employment, language, migration, citizenship, marital status, and housing characteristics, such as value and rent, will be obtained from the ACS instead of the census sample.  To use data from the ACS, it will be necessary to incorporate estimates of sampling error or margin of error (MOE) which is included with all ACS estimates. 

For more information on ACS Data, please visit our Resource Center on Census 2010 and ACS Data where you can ask questions and provide feedback directly to our Data Development team.  We also encourage you to read three ArcUser Online articles written by Lynn Wombold, Esri Chief Demographer, on the topic ACS.  These articles are entitled:

Note: These maps do not include the Margin of Error (MOE) for each estimate.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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