Monday, July 25, 2011

Census 2010 maps

The Program on Applied Demographics has posted over 100 maps showing almost all the indicators available in the Demographic Profile dataset for New York. Presently the subject matter of the maps concentrate on housing occupancy and tenure, household type (family, nonfamily) and the relationship (in household, in group quarters) but also include maps of population size and density. More population variables will be added.

The maps have been organized into three groupings—economic region, county/subcounty, and major cities. You can find a link to all these maps from the PAD home page. On the left side of the home page, there is a new section entitled Maps and carries with it the subtitle of Census 2010 Atlas. Click on that hyperlink and it will carry you to the map index page which shows the availability of maps by subject for the three levels of geography. (For the cities, we mapped the variables by tract.)

In terms of viewing the maps simply put your cursor on one of the check marks and click. At the bottom of each map page there are two nice browsing features. If you click the forward-backward buttons, you see other maps for the same geographic level. Or if you want to see more detail at a different level of geography, select from the change geographic detail list.

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