Accessing Data from Census 2010 Summary File 1 .. some comparisons with FactFinder
|Demographic Profile||available census block level up.||not available at census block level.|
|table vs item selection||enables item level selection|
Census 2010 SF1 PCT Table 12 has 209 subject matter items: select any subset.
|requires the user to access data by whole tables|
For Census 2010 SF1 PCT Table 12 the entire set of items must be selected.
|online/offline||operates online and offline or offline only|
Internet optional (using DVD)
|online only; requires Internet.|
|multi-attribute selection||enables selection of any field from the geographic header segment|
e.g., select both census block and school district code in block level download.
|provides only the geocode for selected geographic level.|
|data selection by SQL query||enables data selection by SQL-like query on any field combination in geographic header segment||no SQL-like query selection; select from list more limiting.|
|data aggregation||enables data aggregation|
e.g., aggregate a set of items across a set of selected census blocks
|no data aggregation.|
|integration of downloaded data to shapefile||enables direct integration of demographic data into shapefiles||requires external tools.|
|integration of downloaded data between any dbf files||enables integration of data across statistical programs|
e.g., 2010 Census & 2010 ACS or 2010 Census and user own data.
|operates on one statistical program at a time.|