July 30, 2014

Using Wolfram|Alpha to Access and Analyze Census Data

C. Alan Joyce from Wolfram|Alpha has a terrific post (the first in a series) about using the wonderful computational reference resource to analyze data (comparisons, chart, etc.) from the American Community Survey (U.S. Census). The post includes background, screenshots, and plenty examples of what’s possible when you utilize Wolfram|Alpha. Here are a few examples: Population […]

Business Reference: Number of New Firms Continues to Slide, According to New Census Bureau Data

From the Kauffman Foundation: Building on a long-term trend, the nation’s business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births. New firms as a percentage of all firms continued a steady downward trend in 2010 – going from a high of […]

Reference: U.S. Census Adds New Data to USA Counties Web Site

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: [Data] files contain demographic, economic and governmental statistics from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, presented for the purpose of multi-county comparisons or single county profiles. National- and state-level statistics are presented as well. The files cover topics such as agriculture, crime, education, health, retail trade and vital statistics. […]

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

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A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

From the U.S. Census: The nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, outpacing the nation’s overall growth rate of 9.7 percent for the same period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas (XLS) today based on 2010 Census results. Urban areas — […]

U.S. Census Launches 1940 Census Web Page (Interactive Overview, Fast Facts, Infographic and More)

UPDATE: Fast Facts/Comparisons About the 1940 Census From the U.S. Census News Release: In anticipation of the April 2 release of 1940 Census records from the National Archives, the U.S. Census Bureau is launching a new page on its website. Strict confidentiality laws ensure that census records are only unsealed after 72 years have passed, […]

New Online from U.S. Census: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2011

From a U.S. Census Release/Summary: In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of people this age had this level of education. “From 2001 to 2011, […]

National Archives Announces Website for Free 1940 Census Release Online on April 2, 2012: 1940census.archives.gov

From NARA: The National Archives, with its partner Archives.com, [has] launched its new website www.1940census.archives.gov in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to bookmark the website now in order to more quickly access the 1940 census data […]

Reference: U.S. Census Releases Graphs on Historical Voting Trends

From a U.S. Census Bureau E-Mail: The Census Bureau has released 10 graphics that highlight national trends in voting by race, age, education, and other characteristics since 1964. Four graphics address presidential elections, four address congressional elections and two address all national elections. All are based on previously released tabulations from the November Voting and […]

New Files Make American FactFinder Your One Stop for Key Census Bureau Data

From the U. S. Census Bureau: The new AmericanFactFinder, the U.S. Census Bureau’s statistics and information search engine introduced one year ago, has been updated with files formerly found in its “legacy” version. Users now have access to more than 60 important data sets in the new FactFinder English interface and 14 data sets in […]