The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on the new data delivery tool, American FactFinder. During this comprehensive 30-minute tutorial, an expert on the use of American FactFinder will demonstrate how to locate, access, manipulate, map and download Summary File 1 for states and other previously released 2010 Census data.
The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Reporters will be able to ask questions during the audio conference once the tutorial is complete.
Monday, June 27, 2011, 1 p.m. (EDT)
Jackie J. Mommsen, program analyst, Requirements and Stakeholder Relations
Branch, Decennial Systems Contract Management Office
Audio conference — access information
Toll free number: 888-603-9635
Participant passcode: AFF
Online presentation — access information
Please login early, as some setup is required.
Conference number: PW5665280
Audience passcode: AFF
I stumbled upon AggData today accidentally while looking at some neat-o-maps of Starbucks Vs Dunkin Donuts locations by Numbers Run. I was looking for the data source used and followed it to a pretty slick home page.
At the AggData home page you can find location data for just about any business or public facility. Some data is free, some isn’t. The data you have to pay for comes at a modest price and would honestly be worth it if your crunched for time.
An example of the fields provided in their CSV files follows:
- Location Number
- Location Name
- Location Type
- Zip Code
- Phone Number
Next week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Nebraska and North Carolina. During June through August, the Census Bureau will provide statistics for states each week on a flow basis. These Summary File 1 tables will provide the most detailed information available so far from the 2010 Census, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, characteristics of owners and renters, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters.
The Summary File will be available for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The information will be available for a variety of geographic areas, with most tables available down to the block or census tract level.
The Summary File 1 for these states will be available on an embargoed basis for accredited media who are registered for access on Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. The embargo will be lifted and the information released publicly on Thursday, June 30 at 12:01 a.m.
To apply for embargo access, go to our Newsroom at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom> and click on “Embargoed Releases.” Please review the Embargo Policy carefully before submitting the embargo registration form.
Online Press Kit:
For more information about the release of Summary File 1, please visit <http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/summary-file-1.html>
Among all people 15 and older in 2009, 55 percent had been married once, with 30 percent never having been married at all, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. At the same time, 15 percent had married more than once, including 12 percent who had married twice and 3 percent who had married three or more times.
“The findings come from Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009 [PDF], which uses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide a look at topics such as changes in the age at marriage, divorce and remarriage over the years, how long first marriages last, people who have been married multiple times, those who have been divorced or experienced other marital events, and the percentage of currently married couples that include spouses who are both in their first marriage.
Click to view more details on this report
Are you interested in learning more about using the New American FactFinder to access data from the 2010 U.S. Census? The Connecticut State Data Center is offering a series of workshops across the state to provide users with an opportunity to learn more about the New American FactFinder in a hands-on workshop environment. Included below are the upcoming workshops, and we will be offering additional workshops at more locations soon.
Locating Census 2010 Data using the NEW American FactFinder
The U.S. Census Bureau introduced a NEW American FactFinder online Census data tool with enhanced searching and data display capabilities in conjunction with the release of 2010 Census data. In this workshop you will learn how to use the new American FactFinder to locate and download data – and create thematic maps – from a wide variety of population, economic, and housing information in the 2010 and 2000 decennial Censuses. From information on individual neighborhoods or zip codes, to state- or national-level data, the new American FactFinder is a powerful tool for navigating the vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new American FactFinder will also soon replace the legacy American FactFinder as the platform for retrieving data from the American Community Survey (the ongoing Census program which produces data on educational attainment, income, occupation, marital status, and other detailed social and economic characteristics), and will also deliver data from the Economic Census. Join us to learn more about how to effectively navigate the NEW American FactFinder.
University of Connecticut Stamford Campus
Wednesday 07/06/11 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Stamford Campus – Computer Lab 306 12 4 Register
Wednesday 07/06/11 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Stamford Campus – Computer Lab 306 12 2 Register
University of Connecticut Torrington Campus
Monday 07/11/11 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Torrington Computer Lab (Room 126) 25 4 Register
Monday 07/11/11 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Torrington Computer Lab (Room 126) 25 2 Register
More workshops coming soon!
To keep current on the latest Census, Mapping, and Workshop offerings check out the Connecticut State Data Center’s website (http://ctsdc.uconn.edu) and follow our blog (http://outsidetheneatline.blogspot.com)
The U.S. Census Bureau announced on May 23, 2011 that among those who moved between 2009 and 2010, more than four out of 10 (16.4 million or 43.7 percent) did so for housing-related reasons, such as the desire to live in a new or better home or apartment, according to data from Geographical Mobility: 2010.
Among other reasons for moving, people cited family concerns (30.3 percent), such as a change in marital status, employment needs (16.4 percent) and other factors (9.5 percent).
In 2010, 37.5 million people 1 year and older changed residences in the U.S. within the past year. At 12.5 percent in 2010, the mover rate was not statistically different from 2009.
Check out the full details on this report at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/mobility_of_the_population/cb11-91.html
The 2011 Capital Spending Report provides a historical look at the capital spending patterns for structures and equipment by U.S. businesses with and without employees at the national level and for businesses with employees at the industry sector level. The data for this report come from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. To view this report visit: http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/report/2011/capitalspendingreport2011.pdf
To learn more about Annual Capital Expenditures Survey visit: http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/.
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History part of CLAS at UConn present:
High Tech Treasure Hunting: Fun with GPS and Geocaching
Cary Chadwick, Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UConn
When: Saturday, June 18, 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Haddam, Connecticut
Registration: Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members) Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Originally, the Global Positioning System (GPS) was for military use as a navigational aid. Today, the general public has access to this satellite-based technology, and using hand-held GPS devices they can participate in geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt. The idea behind geocaching is to locate outdoor hidden containers called geocaches by using GPS coordinates listed on the Geocaching website, and then share your experiences with others online. Currently, there are 1,310,416 active geocaches and over 5 million participants worldwide! Cary Chadwick will teach you to use a hand held GPS unit. Then, everyone will go outdoors and hunt for practice caches using the coordinates given to you. One of these will be an officially registered geocache that you can list online.
Part of the Museum’s Natural History of Play series – Exploring how physical and biological processes have shaped play behavior in animals and what human expressions of play reveal about our changing relationship to the environment.
For registration information please visit
www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call (860) 486-4460.
Proportionately more young Hispanic adults are completing high school and fewer are dropping out than were doing so a decade ago, according to an analysis of enrollment trends by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among Hispanic 18- to 24-year-olds, 22 percent were not enrolled in high school and lacked a high school diploma or equivalent in 2008, compared with 34 percent in 1998.
These statistics come from a new analysis, School Enrollment in the United States: 2008, [PDF] which examines a number of trends among the U.S. population enrolled in school. The analysis focuses particularly on the issue of enrollment below modal grade, resulting from students being held back or made to repeat a grade.
Among Hispanics who had been enrolled in high school in October 2007, 5 percent reported being out of school with no diploma or equivalent in October 2008, compared with 6 percent for blacks. The percentage for non-Hispanic whites was 2 percent, and for Asians it was 4 percent. The percentage of Asians who left school without a high school diploma is not statistically different from the percentage of non-Hispanic whites, blacks and Hispanics.
Fourteen million Hispanics were enrolled in schools at all levels in 2008 out of a total enrollment of 76 million students across the United States. The Hispanic portion of all students (18 percent in 2008) increased by 5 percentage points from a decade earlier (13 percent in 1998).
Learn more about school enrollment data in this report visit: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb11-106.html