In today's media release the Census Bureau announced its upcoming
schedule for product distribution. In it were some "new" products that
may be of interest to people on this list. I will highlight a few below.
Here is the link to the entire media release .
In December we will see our first release of two non-overlapping 5-year
ACS data sets (2006-2010, and 2011-2015) .
On Thursday, July 21, 2016 we will see several "NEW" products.
1. 2014 Supplemental Estimates: This new product will consist of 58
detailed tables tabulated on the 2014 one-year microdata for geographies
with *populations of **20,000* or more. These supplemental estimates
will be released on American FactFinder and the Census Bureau’s
application programming interface, and will be available for the same
geographic summary levels as those in the American Community Survey
2. Statistical Testing Spreadsheet : This ACS statistical comparison
tool will allow users to carry out statistical testing for two or more
ACS estimates using the margin of error to determine whether the
estimates are significantly different (higher or lower) from each other
or are not significantly different (statistically tied) from each other.
In our CTPP world we also know of two other tools. One developed by the
NY State Data Center
and another one developed by CUTR at the University of South Florida
3. 2010-2014 replicate tables: This new product will provide expanded
versions of 107 detailed tables that are published in American
FactFinder. In addition to the published estimates and margins of error,
80 replicates for variance calculations are also provided. This product
is intended for advanced users and will allow them to calculate the
margins of error when aggregating across geographies or collapsing
categories within tables without using approximation formulas. The
replicate tables will be released on the FTP site with links available
on American FactFinder.
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