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Census 2010. An overview of the 2010 census—what’s new and what can you do with the new data. 0:00. Census in the Constitution.

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census 2010

Census 2010

An overview of the 2010 census—what’s new and what can you do with the new data.

0:00

census in the constitution
Census in the Constitution
  • The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of Ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.

--U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section II:

3:27

census 20101
Census 2010
  • Largest peacetime mobilization
  • 1.4 million workers in 2010
  • $13 billion dollars
  • Usable information from 99.62% of the nation\'s housing units

3:42

why census is important
Why Census is important
  • $400 billion in funding annually
  • Political representation
  • Census data are used by the private sector as well as state and local governments to determine where new jobs and job development programs are needed.
  • Community planners and leaders use census data to decide where such essential facilities like hospitals, schools or fire stations are most needed
  •  Because of 2000 census undercount, Georgia lost $208.8 million in federal funding through 2012, a loss of about $1,697 per uncounted person, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers Study.

4:05

new in census 2010
New in Census 2010
  • Short, Short form—Everyone received the short form

questionnaire, which was used to enumerate people

and asked only a few basic questions.

  • No Long form—A sample of people were randomly

selected to receive the long form. The long form

included not only all short form questions, but also

solicited a wide range of information about individuals’

demographic, economic, social, and housing

characteristics. In Census 2000, approximately 1 in 6

individuals were enumerated on the long form. Census

2010 is the first decennial census that will not use a

long form.

5:40

10 questions in 10 minutes
10 Questions in 10 Minutes
  • Name.
  • Sex.
  • Age/birth date.
  • Hispanic ethnicity.
  • Race.
  • Relationship to the person filling out the form.
  • Housing question—house, apartment or mobile home.
  • Other residence, for example, military or college residence, if they sometimes live at another address.

7:00

no religion question
No Religion Question
  • 1976 prohibition against any mandatory question concerning a person’s “religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.”

8:10

the data
The Data
  • Population counts
  • Redistricting data
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Public Use Microdata
  • Other data sets

8:56

no long form in 2010
No Long Form in 2010
  • Given to 1 in 6 people
  • Where were you born
  • Country of birth
  • Language spoken at home
  • Arrival in the United States
  • Ancestry
  • All this data now in the American Community Survey

11:01

issues
Issues
  • Response rates
  • Undercounts
  • Detroit challenges undercount of city
  • New York city challenges undercounts in Queens and Brooklyn
  • Negro
  • Prison population
  • Immigration status
  • Race question (Arab, Hispanics, etc)

11:47

what s out now
What’s out now
  • Population counts
  • Redistricting data
  • Demographic Profiles
  • http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/demographic-profiles.html
  • Summary File 1 –Alabama and Hawaii
  • http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/summary-file-1.html

16:40

summary file 1
Summary File 1
  • Single year of age by sex
  • More detail on children, including adopted, stepchildren and grandchildren
  • Race and Hispanic origin of householder
  • More detail on household relationships
  • Group quarters population by sex, age and group quarters type
  • Housing tenure (rented or owned) by age, household type, race and Hispanic origin of householder
  • Mortgage status of owned housing units

17:26

summary file 1 cont
Summary File 1 cont’
  • American Indian and Alaska Native tribal groupings, such as Cheyenne, Navajo and Yup\'ik
  • Asian groups, such as Bangladeshi, Hmong and Pakistani
  • Hispanic origin groups, such as Argentinean, Colombian and Guatemalan
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups, such as Fijian, Marshallese and Tongan

19:32

omb race
OMB race
  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race (Not official)
  • 57 different combinations of race

22:55

check it right you ain t white
Check it right, You ain’t White
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rADoPrMsQt4

25:28

hispanic and race cont
Hispanic and Race cont’
  • 2010 census more clearly distinguish Hispanic ethnicity as not being a race:
  •  "For this census, Hispanic origins are not races." Additionally, the Hispanic terms are modified from "Hispanic or Latino" to "Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin"

28:13

other groups want category
Other Groups Want category
  • West Indians
  • Iranians
  • Africans-(Igbo, Tutsi, Zulu, Tswana, Wolof)

28:54

do away with race
Do Away with Race?
  •  American Anthropological Association recommendation:
  • "race" and "ethnicity" categories into one question to appear as "race/ethnicity“
  • Eliminate race from 2010 Census
  • Census declined to make changes to race question for 2000 or 2010.

30:25

new in relationship
New In Relationship
  • Same sex marriage allowed to self identify on Census
  • Second Census with adoptive child as choice.

34:00

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Family matters

Data: National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University, the Department of Health and Human Services, Census Bureau

Story: More white couples are pushing past long-time cultural resistance to adopt black children. In 2004, 26 percent of black children adopted from foster care were adopted transracially, nearly all by whites, compared with 14 percent in 1998.

Aug. 17, 2006, Page One

37:00

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A wee bit of Irish

Data: U.S. Census figures for ancestry

Story: Fewer New Yorkers are claiming Irish ancestry, but that may be because more residents are identifying themselves as simply American.

March 18, 2006, B2

37:15

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