Hey CTPPers, I received this query, I welcome your thoughts.
We are currently looking at environmental justice factors on Urban Arterials in the Denver Metro area, and I was wondering if you might have any insights into mapping low income population by census tract. The only data I have been able to find includes low and moderate income (from HUD), and I am having trouble even finding that data at the tract level. Do you know of a good data source for this? Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Am I the only user having chronic problems with data.census.gov?
After nearly a year of constant attempts at use and self-training, my personal experience is that data.census.gov is capricious, inconsistent, and inadequate. The potential is (probably) there but to my view it's not yet ready for prime time - yet it is the only way you can access the 2018 ACS. American Factfinder is going away in a matter of months, so soon the shaky and unstable data.census.gov system will be all that we have.
Perhaps there's some magic bullet I have yet to find. Or an alternative that provides the professional reliability the data community needs. API?
Can anybody in the data community offer insights?
Jonathan Lupton AICP
Senior Planner - Publications
Little Rock AR
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The Census Bureau has recommended reviewing the new Census 2020 geographies using TigerWeb or PDFs. If you want to look at the shapefiles in your own GIS software, you can download them from here - they are marked as 19v2.
Principal Transportation System Modeler, Model and Data Development
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Phone: (817) 608-2343
Some of you have been involved in Census Geog activities. Some of you have not.
FYI, this week Census Geog has blasted out announcements of the verification & sign-off phase of PSAP (for Tracts, Block Groups, CDPs, etc. etc.).
Many of you will see an email like the one below (scroll down). This went to a long list of governments and stakeholders. This email says: PSAP Verification phase is now begun. Wraps up in April. Contact your “primary participant responsible” if you have issues. Kind of a bewildering email = sure to generate some questions.
Things to know:
1. Census Geog’s objective now is simply verification & sign-off, confirming the Tract and BG shapefiles submitted last year. This phase is not an opportunity to bring up new requests. Sorry.
2. You can find out who is your “primary participant responsible” by visiting here: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/psap.html#pa…
3. New this week, there is a new series of YouTube videos about PSAP Verification and navigating the GUPS/PSAP website. Find the videos here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx_K2VFVRho
That’s what I know. Hope it helps. If you have questions about any of that don’t call me. Instead call on Census Geog Dept: geo.psap(a)census.gov<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or 1-844-788-4921
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
From: U.S. Census Bureau <GEO.PSAP(a)census.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:05 AM
Subject: 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program – Verification Phase Announcement
FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DECENNIAL CENSUS PROGRAMS
Dear PSAP Participant:
Your government/organization expressed interest in providing input to the statistical geographies reviewed and updated as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). The PSAP verification phase materials were provided to the primary PSAP participant in January 2020 for review to determine if corrections are needed. Corrections must be completed within 90 calendar days from receipt of the verification phase announcement.
To provide input, please contact the primary PSAP participant responsible for the review and corrections of the statistical geographies for your area. Locate the information regarding the PSAP verification phase and/or the primary PSAP participant on the PSAP website at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/psap.html<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.censu…> or contact the Census Bureau PSAP team by email at geo.psap(a)census.gov<mailto:email@example.com> or by phone at 1-844-788-4921 for that information. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Census PSAP.
Apologies for cross-posting.
The goal of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project
08-123 is to build a census data guide for transportation applications. In
this age of big data, census data are critical to provide context and
ensure decisions are made on a foundation of sound representative data that
includes at-risk subpopulations. The diversity of stakeholders at the TRB
Annual Meeting who can provide insights on integrating census data into
their analytical toolkits is an opportunity to make this NCHRP research
product more robust and useful to a wide audience.
Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Convention Center, 154
Penelope Weinberger, AASHTO
Participants and Presentations
· Introduction and Workshop Objectives
· Census Data Inventory – Krishnan Viswanathan, Cambridge
· Uses of Census Data – Ed Christopher
· Field Guide Framework – Kimon Proussaloglou, Ph.D., Cambridge
Systematics, Inc. & Kevin Tierney, Birds Hill Research
· Break out groups
· Report back and Summary – Ed Christopher
Happy New Year!
Attached is the agenda for the Census Data Subcommittee Meeting ABJ30(1) at the TRB Annual Meeting next week The in-person meeting is on Monday, January 13 from 1:30 to 3:15 in the Marriott Marquis in Liberty K on M4.
We also encourage you to attend our poster session "Census Transportation Planning Products 2012-2016: New Data Analyses and Uses" in the main Convention Center, Hall A, also on Monday, January 13 from 10:15-12. We hope to see many of you there next week!
Apologies for cross-posting.
Attached is the agenda for the NHTS task force committee meeting which is
scheduled for TRB Wednesday, from 8 AM to 9:45 AM in Liberty Salon P (M4),
Marriott Marquis. This is an in-person meeting only. An agenda is
attached and we hope you’ll be able to join us. I am also attaching the
federal register notice on the NextGen NHTS, comments for which are due on
Wishing you all the best in the new year and look forward to seeing you