Posts Tagged ‘census’

Building a Library of 2010 Census Data

Friday, March 4th, 2011 by mike.mahaffie

A small library of 2010 Census data products is starting to grow in Delaware. The Census Bureau released Delaware’s redistricting data earlier this week. Those data sets are available from the Census Bureau’s FTP site and on the new American FactFinder. We have started to explore that data and create Delaware-specific data products.


Delaware Census Data Workshop Planned

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie
January 14, 2011
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Delaware’s Census State Data Center program will offer a Census Data Workshop on January 14 to provide training on 2010 Census data, data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the American FactFinder, and other data resources from the US Census Bureau. It will be held on Friday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in Room 220 of the Kent County Administration Building, at 555 Bay Road (Route 113), in Dover. The workshop is free and open to all those who are interested, though space limitations may come into play. Pre-registration is required.

Census Bureau Seeking Comment on Proposed Urban Area Criteria

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by mike.mahaffie

The US Census Bureau is looking for comments on the Proposed Urban Area Criteria for the 2010 Census published in the Federal Register of August 24, 2010 (PDF).  Comments, suggestions, or recommendations regarding the criteria should be submitted in writing, no later than November 22, 2010, to Timothy Trainor, Chief, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-7400.


2010 Statistical Abstract of the US

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

The Census Bureau has released the 2010 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

The Bureau’s news release focuses on findings within the Abstract about text messaging, the state of the newspaper industry and other items of current topical interest, but the Abstract contains a great many useful tables and stats about the nation, states and, in a few cases, counties and cities.

It’s a good document to add to your bookmarks.

GIS-Jobs Alert: US Census Bureau, Philadelphia

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

The Philadelphia Regional Census Center (RCC) is now accepting applications for geographic specialists. The Census Bureau is looking for staff to help out with a variety of geographic operational tasks related to the decennial Census.

The positions are temporary, but will give one in-depth knowledge of Census operations, especially about Census collection and tabulation geography. And that knowledge might be of value when the Bureau is looking to hire GIS folks in the future.

The job posting (PDF) has more details. Please feel free to pass this information on to any persons or groups that you think would be interested.

2009 TIGER Shapefiles Released

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 by mike.mahaffie

The US Census Bureau has released the 2009 version of TIGER in shapefile format. The data are available by county and by state. (The Delaware files are found here)  This is said to be the last release of TIGER data before the 2010 Census and appears to include some of the geographic updates for 2010. The next release, in 2011, will include all of the geographic updates for the 2010 Census and will be followed by the tabular data from the Census itself.