Here are some new ACS products, a few of which to try the new tools on
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> From: "U.S. Census Bureau" <census(a)subscriptions.census.gov>
> Date: January 29, 2013, 9:01:59 AM CST
> To: edc(a)berwyned.com
> Subject: U.S. Census Bureau Announces Release of 4 ACS Products
> Reply-To: census(a)subscriptions.census.go
> U.S. Census Bureau Announces Release of 4 ACS Products
> We are pleased to announce the release of four important American Community Survey (ACS) data products:
> 2007-2011 ACS 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) — The PUMS files are a set of anonymized untabulated records that data users can access to create custom tables that are not available through pretabulated (or summary) ACS data products. To read more about how the PUMS files are created, browse code lists, or look up subjects, please visit our PUMS Documentation Page. To access PUMS data, please visit American FactFinder, our FTP site, or DataFerrett.
> 2011 ACS estimates for Congressional Districts of the 113th Congress —The Census Bureau's Easy Stats interactive tool now includes 2011 ACS estimates for Congressional Districts of the 113th Congress.
> 2011, 2009-2011, and 2007-2011 Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) estimates in Spanish — This release will display all three 2011 PRCS datasets in Spanish. (English estimates were released in 2012.) To access these datasets please visit American FactFinder.
> 2007-2011 ACS Citizen Voting-Age Population — This tabulation shows estimates of the citizen voting age population by race for small areas of geography. This is the third year in a row that the ACS has produced estimates of this population for even the smallest geographic areas. For more information, and to access previous versions of the files, please visit our Redistricting Data Web site.
> The ACS provides reliable statistics that are indispensable to anyone who has to make informed decisions about the future. These statistics are required by all levels of government to manage or evaluate a wide range of programs, but are also useful for research, education, journalism, business and advocacy. If you have questions about this survey, please call our Customer Services Center on 1 (800) 923-8282.
> Thank you,
> American Community Survey Office
> U.S. Census Bureau
This message is to pass on a notice from the U.S. Census Bureau on changes to American FactFinder (AFF) which will be launched tomorrow, January 29. The new look and functionality of will include two new paths to quickly find a profile or specific table. The current steps to locating data will be found under “Advanced Search”.
See the link below to view a virtual tour for a sneak peak of the changes.
California State Census Data Center
Demographic Research Unit
(916) 327-0103 ext 2550
You spoke, we listened! New enhancements are coming to American FactFinder January 29th.
The redesigned main page offers users of all skill levels an entry point to Census data.
A. Novice users can find popular facts about a single geography by using our Community Facts feature.
B. Users ready to delve more deeply into data but unsure of where to start can use our Guided Search Feature which will take them step-by-step to find the data they are looking for.
C. The Advanced Search option allows users with experience to navigate and filter the American FactFinder in the ways they were used to.
D. Users looking to download large datasets will find links and the support they need in our Download option.
For more information, take a peek at our new virtual tour here: http://factfinder2.census.gov/legacy/r6tour.html<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkP…>
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a demonstration of new data access tools live online via the Census Bureau Ustream channel on Thursday, January 31 at 2pm. The demo will include new and enhanced features in American FactFinder, such as Community Facts and Guided Search as well as provide a look at other new data access tools, including Easy Stats, developed from the Census Bureau’s Application Programming Interface, and the America’s Economy mobile app.
Viewers will be able to ask questions, either by phone or asking via the Census Bureau’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
FHWA has developed the cheat sheet to access EEO 2006-2010
county-to-county flows via American Factfinder. The cheat sheet also
answers questions on what geography level that flows are available in EEO,
Does EEO have both residence and workplace flows etc. Enjoy!
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The January issue of the CTPP Status Report is now posted.
There are some interesting articles, including one for those doing Title
VI equity analysis. It is a "how to" from the transit side. There is
also an article about the Partnership for Sustainable
Communities Hot Report and API Roadmap. If you do not know about this
this the article is worth a look. And, of course there is an update on
the CTPP program from AASHTO and a few other nuggets.
The direct link to the newsletter is
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For those of you who will be at TRB in Washington next week, the Census data Subcommittee Meeting will be on Tuesday morning. This is a great chance to learn about how to use Census data in your transportation projects. Below is the agenda. There will be donuts!
Clara Reschovsky and Mara Kaminowitz
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Obtaining Census data for use in applications and on other platforms has always been a challenge. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a great way to harness the power of Census data. Come learn more about them!
Census API Basics: An Introduction
Cloud-based "Real-Time" Census Data: Giving Transportation the API Advantage
Do any of you know whether there is a way to set default geography selections in FactFinder? I bet a lot of us use the same geographic selections for a lot of our searches; I think it would useful if whenever we go to FactFinder, these geographies would be selected so we could just look up our tables and go. It's a pain to pull some data, process it, and go back to FactFinder only to find yourself timed out and needing to reselect your geographies. If anyone knows of a way to avoid this, please let me know.
I've suggested through the "Feedback" link on FactFinder that they develop a way to set default geographies (and added the caveat that if this is already possible, it's not readily apparent how to go about setting them).
I welcome any feedback. Thanks!
Best wishes (and Happy Holidays),
KEVIN GARCIA | DATA RESOURCES PLANNER
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I am always on the lookout for people using CTPP data. Although this project used CTPP 2000, I thought it was interesting. They analyzed MSAs with population over 500,000. They categorized the MSAs into 3 groups by population size (500,000 to 1,000,000 ; 1 - 5 million; and all MSAs).
They found "no relationship between the strength of the CBD (employment) and transit ridership" and found that service frequency was the most strongly related to transit commute mode share.
Since the 2006-2010 CTPP should be out in the next several months, this analysis could be re-done with more recent data!
To define CBDs, they started with census tracts defined in the 1982 Census of Retail Trade and then modified based on local consultation.
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)