Week 7 Notes (1st Week for Exam 2)
Week 7 Notes (1st Week for Exam 2) GUS 0821
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Date Created: 11/04/15
What is the US Census? (What purpose does it serve?) October 8, 2015 How are census geographies organized? US Department of Commerce in 1970 Why do a census? Distribute congressional seats to states Make decisions about what community services to provide Distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds Provide data to geographers Short form population and housing census (distributed every 10 years) Name, sex, age, DOB, race, relationship status Long form distributed to 1 in 6 households and requested much more info Both replaced by American Community Survey (ACS) which was sent out on a rotating basis Census Regions West Midwest Northeast South Census Divisions Pacific Mountain West North Central East North Central Middle Atlantic New England South Atlantic East South Central West South Central Geographies Regions divisionsstatescounties tracksblock groups blocks
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