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US Census DataFerrett Introduction and Application. Jonathan Jacobs Oregon University System 541.346.5827. What is DataFerrett. Data mining and extraction tool Free, browser based Public use data files (cubed unit record data) Census Decennial Census 1980-2000

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Us census dataferrett introduction and application

US Census DataFerrettIntroduction and Application

Jonathan Jacobs

Oregon University System

541.346.5827


What is dataferrett

What is DataFerrett

  • Data mining and extraction tool

  • Free, browser based

  • Public use data files (cubed unit record data)

    • Census Decennial Census 1980-2000

    • Census American Community Survey 2004-2008

      • Oregon population: 3,700,000.

      • ACS 2006-08 Sample size: 50,684 (1.4%)

  • Create customizable cross tabs

  • Any segment of the population

    • Demographic

    • Geographic


Examples

Examples


Using dataferrett

Using DataFerrett

  • http://dataferrett.census.gov/

REQUIREMENTS

Allow pop-ups

Need Java Runtime

Security profile (optional)


Applying data ferrett

Applying Data Ferrett

  • The issue: A priority for your institution is diversity of the student population.

    • Student body should have representation proportionally equal to the general population

    • Track progress towards that goal.

  • Have: Student population by race/ethnicity.

  • Need: Regional population by race/ethnicity.


Source census generic

Source: Census Generic

Filter:

Oregon

Source: American FactFinder, ACS2006-08

DataFerrett

Filter:

AGE 18-24

PUMA: 00702

HISP: Hispanic

RAC1P: Race

Filter:

AGE 18-24

HISP: Hispanic

RAC1P: Race

People reporting as Hispanic are excluded from other race categories.

Source: US Census ACS 2006-08


Find your census puma

Find Your Census PUMA

  • http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/puma5pct.htm

  • (or Google: census PUMA)


Live demonstration

Live Demonstration

Market Share of home region by Gender:

What percentage of students in your area attend college?

What percentage of those students attend your institution?

  • ELEMENTS NEEDED:

  • Data set used: Census ACS 2006-08

  • Population filters:

  • Ages 18-24

  • Area: Lane County (PUMA: 00701, 00702)

  • Population crosstabs

  • Sex

  • School enrollment


Questions

Questions


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