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Geographies

Accessing and Using the

2010 Census Data

The New American FactFinder (AFF2)

Demonstration and DIY

New

Look

New

Tools

Easier

Access


Census Bureau Home Page

www.census.gov

American FactFinder

is the single entry

point for census data

Simple searches are

available on the home page


AFF Transition Page

to New (AFF2) from Legacy (AFF)

These are the

FAQs just for

AFF2, the new

version (see next

slide)


Notice that answers are

annotated as “new” or “updated.”

It pays to check this site

frequently


AFF Transition Page

This opens a 2010 Census release

schedule with hyperlinks to table shells - -

a preview of coming data products


2010 Census Data Products

Release Schedule

SF 1 shell for the P23 table:

Households by Presence of People 60

Years and Over By Household Type


AFF Transition Page

Click the link to

enter AFF2


Quick Start Text Box

(only available from the Main tab)

Enter a topic / table name or geography alone,

or Enter a topic / table name and geography


Exercise A: Find the Occapancy and Vacancy

Stauts of Housing Units in Juneau, Alaska

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Choose the Most Current Data (2010 Census)

Search Results = number of data

products currently available,

before filters are applied

Note all the different data tables

from which you may choose.

Choose data from the 2010

Census’ Redistricting File

“i” (information) icon opens a

table shell similar to

“What’s This?”

on Legacy AFF

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Results

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Search within Results

Refine your search results

by entering keywords

Search by Topic

Expand any of the topics and

make a selection

Advanced Search Options

Geographies

•Population Groups

•Industry Codes


Very Important . . .

All the filters you choose must

appear in the Your Selections box

before you make your final selection

of a data product


Search Using Geography:

Name tab

Search Results

updated under geo

overlay

Geographic

selections added

to “Your

Selections” box

Enter text or

use geo filters

Close overlay

after verifying

Your

Selections


Search using Geography:

Address tab

Search for geographies by

entering an address

Select geographies to

add to Your Selections

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Search using Geography:

Map tab

Select a single

geography by

clicking on the

map

Select multiple

geographies by

drawing a

rectangle or circle

on the map

Add the selected

geographic areas

to “Your

Selections”


Search using

Population Groups

Population Groups overlay functions like

Geography overlay


Search using Industry Codes

. . . As does the Industry Codes overlay


Census Geography:

Hierarchy

2010

Statistical Area Criteria

(1) Cities and towns

(2) CDPs

CTs: 1,200 to 8,000 population

480 to 3,200 housing units

BGs: 600 to 3,000 population

240 to 1,200 housing units

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Statistical Areas: New Criteria

2000 2010

Minimum Optimum Maximum Minimum Optimum Maximum

CT 1,500 4,000 8,000 1,200 4,000 8,000

HU 480 1,600 3,200

BG 600 1,500 3,000 600 none 3,000

HU 240 none 1,200

CDP

- Cannot have zero population or housing units

- Cannot be coextensive with an incorporated place

- Must represent a single, distinct community


www.census.gov > Publications >

Census of Population and Housing >

2010 > Technical Documentation >

Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data

Summary File

OR

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Home page > Maps > Map Products > (select type of

map) > (select state) > (select county) > open

000.pdf (index map) to determine map sheet (or

inset) > back out > select map sheet (or inset)

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Download

Site

or . . .

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Thank you!

Seattle Regional Census Center

Partnership & Data Services

19820 North Creek Parkway

Bothell, WA 98011

Michael Burns

Deputy Regional Director

michael.p.burns@census.gov

424-908-3000

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