Friday, December 17, 2010

This Week in Redistricting 12/17

The big news is that the first batch of census data will be released on Monday Tuesday. This is the data that will let us know if we lose a congressional seat or not. While we wait for that, here is a nice juicy link to whet your appetite.

  • The Census Bureau has released the 2010 Community Survey Estimates, which is what replaced the dreaded long form in this years census.

    The data released today are based on a rolling annual sample survey mailed to about 3 million addresses between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2009. By pooling several years of survey responses, the ACS can generate detailed statistical portraits of smaller geographies. The Census Bureau will release a new set of 5-year estimates every year, giving these communities a powerful tool to track local trends over time.

    There are a lot of interesting maps to look at, if you're into that kind of thing.

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