U.S. by County General Demographic Characteristics
-- ACS 2019 Age and Race/Origin Characteristics
June 2021 .. examining diversity ... Bronx County, NY has the highest population diversity (91.2) among all counties. See where counties of interest rank on this and other general demographics measures using the interactive table below. Demographic characteristics of counties are essential for business development, market analysis, planning, economic development, program management and general awareness of patterns and trends. This section provides access to data and tools to examine these data for all counties in the U.S. This annual update includes characteristics for counties based on ACS 2019 data.
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See these four related sections/tables organized by type of subject matter:
General Demographics -- this section
Patterns of Population Diversity by County
The following graphic shows population diversity by county. More about diversity Click graphic for larger view and details. Expand browser window to full screen for best quality view.
- View developed using ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
Using the Interactive Table -- goto top
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare general demographics of the population, households and families for these areas. The scroll box shown below lists each of the subject matter items available for each area via the ranking table. In the subject matter items scrollbox, subject matter items are organized into to mini-tables with related items. The number at the left of the subject matter item is also used as the short name for the subject matter item in the column header in the ranking table.
U.S. by County General Demographics interactive tables: General (here) . Social . Economic . Housing . Top
Based on ACS 2019
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
See usage notes below table. See related tables -- interactive tables.
If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
StCty> button -- use to select one county -- one row appears in grid.
.. get county 5-character code here
.. paste the 5-character county code in the edit box to right of StCty> button.
.. overwriting the value 48113.
.. click the StCty> button ... table refreshes with the selected county.
CBSA> button -- use to select counties in a specified March 2020 vintage metro/CBSA
.. get metro 5-character code here
.. paste the 5-character metro code in the edit box to right of CBSA> button.
.. overwriting the value 19100.
.. click the CBSA> button ... table refreshes with all areas in specified metro.
Find Name> button -- use to select area based on exact spelling of partial name in column 1.
.. Key in exact up/low case spelling of partial name of area in the edit box to right of Find Name> button.
.. overwriting the value Dallas.
.. click the Find Name> button ... table refreshes with all areaa with matched spelling in column 1.
Group1 selected columns
.. D001 Total population
.. D031 One race
.. D032 One race -- White
.. D033 One race -- Black or African American
.. D034 One race -- American Indian and Alaska Native
.. D039 One race -- Asian
.. D047 One race -- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
.. D052 One race -- Some other race
.. D053 Two or more races
.. D066 Not Hispanic or Latino
.. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.
All items are based on ACS 2019 5-year estimates.
Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).
Importance of Demographic-Economic Data
The importance of understanding the demographic-economic make-up and trends can hardly be overstated. Community and educational challenges and opportunities are shaped by demographic-economic dynamics. Only by knowing "where we are" can we develop the most effective plans for improvement.
The American Community Survey provides "richer" demographic-economic characteristics for national scope wide-ranging geographic areas. While Census 2010 provides data similar to those items in the General Demographics section, only ACS sourced data provide details on topics such as income and poverty, labor force and employment, housing value and costs, educational participation and attainment, language spoken at home, among many related items. The approximate 600 items accessible via the dataset are supplemented by a wide range of additional subject matter. These data are updated annually in December of each year for each/all political/statistical areas, including school districts, census tracts, ZIP code areas and block groups.
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