Please join the Census Data for Transportation Planning Subcommittee (AED30(1)) for an exciting lineup of Census topics:
* Modernization of Privacy in Census Surveys
* Commuting in America
* Census Transportation Planning Product Updates
* Census Updates
The meeting will take place January 8, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST.
Even if you are not attending the full TRB Annual Meeting, you can attend the Census Data for Transportation Planning Subcommittee Meeting. To do so, you must register<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.trb.or…> at no-charge using the "Exhibits and Committee Meetings Only" option. For more details, please look up How to Attend Committee Meetings at the following link: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting/AMAttendees.aspx<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.trb.or…>.
Please feel free to contact Clara Reschovsky at clara.reschovsky(a)dot.gov<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or Kathleen Yu at kyu(a)nctcog.org<mailto:email@example.com> if you have any additional questions.
The new set of five-year American Community Survey data, 2015-2019, was released today.
This is significant in that we now have three sets of non-overlapping data.
Here’s from today’s Census Bureau release:
"Today, the release of the 2015-2019 ACS 5-year estimates marks an important milestone. We now have three sets of 5-year estimates (2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019) that do not overlap, which provide even more data for examining trends at the local level.”
I’ve checked out some of the data using the R-package “tidycensus” and I was able to get the 5-year ACS data for all geographies, down to the census block group level. (Tracts and block groups are downloadable on a state-by-state basis with tidycensus, not for the entire USA in one fell swoop.)
(Be careful, though. Census tracts, and block groups are probably not the same (geography-wise) for all three periods.) But this is a boon if you’re tracking data for very small (<65,000 population) counties and places!!!!!
Stay safe everyone!