Thursday, July 14, 2011

Census Bureau Releases New Local-Level Demographic Info from 2010 Census for NY, 5 other states

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new, detailed demographic information from the 2010 Census for Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oklahoma and Vermont.

These Summary File 1 tables provide the most detailed counts available so far from the 2010 Census, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters. The statistics are available for a variety of geographic areas, with most tables available down to the block or census tract level.

What's Unique in Summary File 1

Summary File 1 provides new layers of detail about the topics covered in the 2010 Census and cross-tabulates many of these topics to provide a more nuanced picture. Beyond just providing counts of families, for example, the summary file also shows the number of families by type, by the age of the children present and by race and Hispanic origin of the householder.

Many of the tables are repeated for nine race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups: white alone, black or African-American alone, American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, some other race, two or more races, Hispanic or Latino, and white alone not Hispanic or Latino.

New topics include:
•Single year of age by sex
•More detail on children, including adopted, stepchildren and grandchildren
•Race and Hispanic origin of householder
•More detail on household relationships
•Group quarters population by sex, age and group quarters type
•Housing tenure (rented or owned) by age, household type, race and Hispanic origin of householder
•Mortgage status of owned housing units

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