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Census 2010
-- Detailed Demographics to the Census Block Level; 11+ Million Blocks

Starting with Census 2010, the decennial census and annual American Community Survey (ACS) are integrally connected. This section is focused on topics concerning Census 2010/ACS data access and use, applications using these data and the integration and analysis of these data with other data. Importance of the decennial data - see below

Census 2010 Topics, Data Files & Access/Analysis
  Selected Geographies
  • TIGER/Line shapefiles
  • Census Blocks ... more
  • Block Groups ... more
  • Census Tracts ... more
  • 2010 PUMAs
  Subject Matter Resources
  • P.L. 94-171 ... redistricting
  • Demographic Profile
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • PUMS Files

Updates ... scroll section

10.19.17. 115th Congressional Districts Summary File 1 Update
    - release date 10/19/17
    - 115th Congressional Districts section -
    - Technical documentation for corresponding 113th CD Census 2010 SF1 data
      ... no specific CD115 retabulation documentation
      ... file structure is the same; data retabulated for Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina and Virginia.
    - Data Access -- FTP Downloads

03.27.17. County Urban Rural Characteristics
    - Census 2010 compared to 2016
    - interactive table & GIS applications
    - see:
       Counties by Percent Urban Population; Census 2010:

02.22.16. Analyzing County Group Quarters Population
    - interactive table & GIS applications based partly on Census 2010 SF1
    - see:

11.13.14. Census 2010 PUMS Files Released
    - Census 2010 Public Use Microdata Sample Files
    - Released 11.12.14
    - more information:

10.08.14. K-12 School Urban/Rural Status based on Census Block
    - assigning Census 2010 census block code & urban area code to each K-12 school
    - all schools interactive table:

10.02.14. Mapping Urban/Rural Patterns by Census Block
    - using TIGER 2014 and Census 2010 demographics & GIS applications
    - see

11.16.13. Using Census 2010 Summary File 1 Census Block Data
    - Skip the downloads! Extract data for specified blocks and subject matter (at item level).
    - Create dbase file for tabular processing and/or integration into shapefile for geospatial analysis.
    - Use CV XE APIGateway to extract census block data from Census 2010 SF1.
    - The no fee version of CV XE APIGateway supports this operation.
    - See overview.

04.11.13. Census 2010 Summary File 1 Released for 113th Congressional Districts
    - population by age, gender, race/origin; household type & relationship; group quarters
    - housing units by own/rent/tenure; vacancy; related attributes
    - retabulated for the congressional district boundaries of the 113th Congress
    - 113th Congressional Districts:
    - check back for details on access

02.28.13. Integrating 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census Demographics
    - use the S&O Server access/integrate 1990, 2000 & 2010 Census demographics
    - data accessible for multiple geographic levels down to block group
    - integrate these decennial data with data from ACS and other sources
    - data access via APIs; avoiding handling of cumbersome datasets
    - 1990 & 2000 Census datasets added as of 2/28/13
    - see scope of data resources:

02.18.13. Analyzing Native American Area Demographic-Economic Characteristics
    - use the S&O Server to examine detailed characteristics of Native American areas
    - example for Navajo Nation (using ACS 2011 data)
    - all American Indian, Alaska Native and Hawaiian Home Land Areas
    - view/query/compare areas using interactive table --
    - table based on Census 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Summary File
      -- released Dec 2012 -- includes all Native American areas

02.13.13. Integrated Access/Analysis of ACS 2010, ACS 2011, Census 2010 Data
    - new S&O Server custom spreadsheet feature
    - build custom spreadsheet for any mix of ACS2010 ACS2011 Census2010 items
    - any mix of geography including census block and block group
    - see extended profile block group example with ACS2010 ACS2011 Census2010 mix
    - see more about S&O Custom Spreadsheet

01.28.13. 113th Congressional District Urban/Rural Characteristics
... urban and rural population and housing data summarized by 113th Congressional District.
... based on Census 2010 Summary File 1 urban/rural update (released September 2012).
... interactive ranking table ...

01.14.13. Summary File 1 Urban/Rural & Congressional District 113 Update
... Summary File 1 (urban/rural version) updated with new Congressional District 113 codes.
... National scope state by state shapefiles
... Shapefile dbf contains updated geographic segment and 150 demographic items
... Sample map views using these data:
... Contact us for additional information (mention CD113 SF1).

09.27.12. Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update
... Summary File 1 updated with urban/rural codes and summary data
... superceded by 1/14/13 update (see above)

08.07.12. Use Census APIs to access Census 2010 via S&O Server
... use no fee S&O Server to access detailed Census 2010 Summary File 1 data
    and data for a wider range of geography down to block/block group level
... most tables/items from Census 2010 Summary File 1
... start using S&O Server today:

07.13.12. Population and Housing Unit Counts Reports Available
Summary Population and Housing Characteristics Reports (CPH-1)
... tables on age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, households, families, housing tenure and occupancy, population density, and area measurements. Lowest level of geography is city/place. Report for each state, DC, PR and US. Reports being released on a state-by-state basis.
Population and Housing Unit Counts Reports (CPH-2)
... tables providing population and housing unit counts from 2010 Census and selected historical censuses. Lowest level of geography is city/place. Report for each state, DC, PR and US. Reports being released on a state-by-state basis.

04.12.12. Analyzing Census Tract GeoDemographic Change 2000-2010-2012
... view/analyze Census 2000 tracts and corresponding Census 2010 tracts
... examine FFIEC HMDA/CRA Census 2000 service area tracts
      with corresponding new Census 2010 service area tracts
... view Census 2000 & Census 2010 tracts side-by-side with associated demographics
... associate ACS 2010 5-year estimates with Census 2000 & Census 2010 tracts
... examine implications of changing tract boundaries and demographics

03.26.12. New Urban/Rural Geography and Demographics
... Census releases new Census 2010-based urban area geography and demographics
... view list of all Census 2010 urban areas with population, area and population density
... compare with Census 2000 urban areas and demographics
... examine integration of these data using GIS for visual analysis.

03.19.12. Using the Census Bureau TIGER Web Map Server
... Visually examine distribution/relationship of Census 2010 geography:
... drill-down to the census block (11+ million areas) level for anywhere in the U.S.
... view school district boundaries in context of other geography
... integrate views based on your shapefiles with TIGER WMS ... all free.

01.22.12. 2010 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Special Tabulation
... counterpart/update to the Census 2000 EEO special tabulation; based on ACS 2010
... could not be developed from 2010 decennial census due to limited scope questionnaire
... enabling EEOC compliance analyses and wide range of other workforce analyses

01.05.12. 1940 Census Records to be Released
... 1940 census records will be released 4/2/12 (digital imagery via NARA facilities).
... the 72-year restriction on access to maintain privacy will then have passed.
... watch here for updates.

12.15.11. ACS 2010 Demographics for Census 2010 Census Tracts

12.07.11. Access/View Census 2010 Demographics integrated with Google Maps
... applications that enable viewing demographics in context of your shapefiles/geography
... application illustrates use of census tracts, school district & schools

11.29.11. Compare Census 2010 with American Community Survey 2010 Estimates
... interactive ranking table ... view/rank/query school districts
... states, metros, counties, school districts
... areas with 65,000+ population

  Census 2010 Demographics for Census 2000 Geography

  Projections to 2020 Using Census 2010 Demographics

  07.05.11 ZIP Code Demographics by City-Place: Using Census 2010 Summary File 1
  06.21.11 Single Year of Age Analysis Using Census 2010 Summary File 1
  06.08.11 Census 2010 Summary File 1 - first more detailed data at census block level
  06.05.11 Census Count Question Resolution Program Underway
  06.03.11 Analyzing Asian Census 2000-2010 Population by Metro
  06.02.11 State Population by Age: Census 2000, 2010, 2000-10 Change
  05.16.11 Census 2010 ZIP Code Shapefiles and Demographics
  05.09.11 Census 2010 Demographic Profile Summary Files
  04.20.11 Census 2010 Advance Group Quarters Data
  04.07.11 Census 2010 P.L. 94-171 State Profiles
  04.06.11 Almost 10,000 Census 2010 Census Blocks Have over 1,000 Population
  04.05.11 Census 1990-2000-2010 U.S. by City|Place Population & Housing Ranking Table
  03.31.11 Census 2000-2010 U.S. by School District Population Interactive Ranking Table
  03.30.11 Census 2000-2010 U.S. by County Demographics Interactive Ranking Table
  03.29.11 Census 2000-2010 U.S. by Metro Demographics Interactive Ranking Table
  03.28.11 Census 2000-2010 U.S. by State Demographics Interactive Ranking Table
  02.18.11 Thematic Mapping & Geospatial Analysis
  02.03.11 P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Ranking Tables and Analytical Resources
  01.20.11 Census 2000 - Census 2010 Census Block Equivalencing
  12.21.10 Apportionment Data Released 12/21/10
  12.14.10 How Many Census Tracts, Block Groups & Related Tabulation Geographies?
  12.03.10 Census Blocks Increase to 11.2 Million in Census 2010
  11.30.10 Census 2010 TIGER/Line Shapefiles Release
  10.25.10 Census 2010 Participation Rate Data
  10.11.10 America's Urban Agglomerations & Census 2010
  09.17.10 P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Details
  08.25.10 Urban Area Criteria for the Census 2010
  08.18.10 Census 2010/ACS School District Demographics update

Population Trends 2000-2010 by State -- Interactive Ranking Table
  Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
  See related Ranking Tables Main Page;
... earlier posts ...
Accessing Census 2000 Data  
Census 2010 Online Response Rate Mapping Tool  
American Community Survey 2008 -- All Areas Ranking Table  
Final Metropolitan Statistical Area Updates for Census 2010  
LUCA/MAF TIGER Updates -- Building an Accurate Address List  
FY 2010 Federal Statistical Budget; AgencyProgram RankingTable  
DMIGateway Supports ACS 2008 & 2006-08 Data Access  
2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles Released 10/09  
Using the 2008 ACS 1-Year Data -- Congressional Districts  
ACS 2005-07 School District Special Tabulation  
ACS 5-Year Estimates/Data Products  
Census 2010 Census Tract and Block Group Criteria  

Census 2010 & GeoDemographics ... the importance to you ... goto top
  notes & observations by Warren Glimpse

Perspectives ... saying 'why Census 2010 & GeoDemographics are important to you' is elusive. Followers, stakeholders, data users wear different hats, and more. What is too technical for some is too simplistic or irrelevant to others.

During the lead-up to Census 2010, perhaps the strongest appeal heard for the involvement of every American, was to get the local area's correct share of Federal funds. While this might seem like a good selling point to increase response rates, it sells the true importance of Census 2010 far too short. And while Census 2010 in undeniably important as the basis for Congressional apportionment and redistricting at many geographic levels, this too offers a short-sighted view of the importance. Here are some thoughts on the importance of Census 2010 to you.

First, from a more macro view, why Census 2010 is important to you ...
Census 2010 is a cornerstone for the broader set of geodemographics that enable data-driven analysis and decision-making. We need geodemographics so that we are better able to determine 'where we are', how things have changed and how things might change in the future. We also need to know what has changed, how much, where, and when. Without a basic understanding of 'where we are', there is little chance that we can develop a feasible plan about 'where we want to be.' Geodemographics help paint this picture in ways that can help with individual situations; we can pick the geography, subject matter and time dimensions that meet our needs.

The population of the U.S. is changing minute to minute. Every hour there are about 490 births in the country and about 280 deaths. Roughly 12.5% of the households move each year, 1,600 per hour, and some people leave the country and others enter the country each hour. The U.S. population never stops changing and the nature of change varies widely by different areas and geographic granularity. How does this impact your organization? Your constituency, members or clients?

Second, how do these geodemographics help me ...
'Geodemographics' reflects the near equal footing of geographic data and demographic data. It can be argued that the most valuable part of Census 2010 are the TIGER shapefiles and related geographic products. These geographic resources have vast utility independent of the demographic data; though their union makes for an even more powerful resource. Relatedly, geographic information systems and visually based tools and technologies offer new and increasingly wide-ranging abilities to convert raw data into more consumable and collaborative information.

Third, the importance of integrating and using multi-sourced data ...
This section is focused on methods and resources to integrate and use data from Census 2010, American Community Survey (ACS) and directly related developments. A significant challenge in determining the 'where we are' and related matters are 1) integrating these data among themselves and 2) integrating these data with other, typically, non-Census data. Beyond viewing data from these programs, the very next step for most users is to attempt to associate these data with other data.

Here, we are less concerned about the telling a story as a journalist might and more concerned about tools, data and methodologies that empower journalists to tell many diverse stories. For a researcher, we are less concerned with developing analytical results for any one situation or discipline and more focused on the tools, data and methodologies that empower the best possible analyses. For K-12 education leadership, we are less concerned about conveying a demographic portrait of a school district, and more concerned with tools, data and methodologies that empower that leadership to determine 'where we are', how things have changed and how things might change in the future and enhance educational opportunity; e.g. how should attendance zones be structured to achieve the district's vision?

With the 'taking of Census 2010' now behind us, we are ready to steps toward accessing and using these data ... and prepare for Census 2020.

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