Is anyone else scratching their heads on the 2010 proposed criteria for
census tracts and block groups?
Making the lowest level for census tracts 1,200 pop and the lowest for block
groups 1,200 pop seems redundant. However, what concerns me are the amount
of potential changes to the fundamental census geographic structure in 2010.
In 1998/99 we sent our TAZ geography to the Census Bureau, so that it could
be included in the development of the 2000 CTPP data. Only a few of our TAZs
didn't match the Census Bureau's criteria for a TAZ (census block group
boundary issues). Does anyone else think that we should wait to do CTPP/TAZ
until "after" the 2010 Census? Due to the overhaul of block groups and
possible changes in geography there is a great chance that we will have to
redo many of our TAZ boundaries. This would be easier if we know the "new"
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