Objectives • How to access the AFF • View AFF features • Use the search and navigation • Try an exercise
Community Facts NEW: Tables listed now align with data selected.
Guided Search NEW: Race and Ethnicity that use to be under “Topics” is now under the Race/Ethnic Groups tab.
Guided Search NEW: Select your year of interest if available.
Advanced Search NEW: Change your year of interest.
Advanced Search NEW: Race and Ethnicity topic has moved to the Race and Ethnic Groups Tab
Advanced Search NEW: Race and Ethnic Groups has moved from “Topics” to the Race and Ethnic Groups tab.
Changes in AFF • Moved from the “Topics” tab Race and Ethnicity to the Race/Ethnicity Groups tab • Race/Ethnicity Tab has two tabs • Basic – These are the selections moved from Topics • Detailed – These are the original items • Guided and Advanced Search have new layout for selecting race and ethnicity • Able to click from first to last page • Select your dataset and change year if available for selection.
New in AFF • Download Center • Similar to Guided Search • Pseudo geographies (All Census Tracts) • Download is as simple as click “Next” or Download • Large downloads up to 40 tables • Unlimited Geographies in download vs. 50,000 limit using Guided and Advanced Search • Limited time of 30 minutes to click the popup informing you of file creation –otherwise your session expires and you must re-conduct your search
Exercise Using Census 2010 statistics, find the median age of males in Dallas and Galveston Counties, TX who identified themselves as race “Black or African American alone”.
Exercise Results AFF > Advanced Search > In the “Refine your search text box,” enter your Topic or table name = Type “median age” > Geography = Type “Dallas County, Texas” > Click “GO” >
Exercise Results Topics > Dataset = 2010 SF1 100% Data > Close Select Topics window
Exercise Results Geographies > List Tab > Select a geographic type drop box, click County > Select a state, Texas > Select Dallas and Galveston counties > Add to Your Selections > Close Select Geographies
Exercise Results Select table P13B from Search Results > View
Conclusion • Showed many ways to access the AFF • Reviewed the features • Used the search and navigation • Completed the exercise
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