Census 2010
An overview of the 2010 census—
what’s new and what can you do with
the new data.
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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:
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Census 2010
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Largest peacetime mobilization
1.4 million workers in 2010
$13 billion dollars
Usable information from 99.62% of the
nation's housing units
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Why Census is important
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$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.
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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.
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10 Questions in 10 Minutes
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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.
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No Religion Question
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1976 prohibition against any mandatory
question concerning a person’s “religious
beliefs or to membership in a religious body.”
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The Data
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Population counts
Redistricting data
Summary File 1
Summary File 2
Public Use Microdata
Other data sets
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No Long Form in 2010
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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
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Issues
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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)
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What’s out now
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Population counts
Redistricting data
Demographic Profiles
http://2010.census.gov/news/presskits/demographic-profiles.html
Summary File 1 –Alabama and Hawaii
http://2010.census.gov/news/presskits/summary-file-1.html
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Summary File 1
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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
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Summary File 1 cont’
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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
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Number of People In Household
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Housing Question
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Race Question
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OMB race
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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
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The Race and Ancestry Issue
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Check it right, You ain’t White
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rADoPrMs
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Hispanic question
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The Hispanic and Race Issue
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Hispanic and Race cont’
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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"
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Other Groups Want category
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West Indians
Iranians
Africans-(Igbo, Tutsi, Zulu, Tswana, Wolof)
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Do Away with Race?
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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.
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Relationship
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Relationship Part 2
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New In Relationship
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Same sex marriage allowed to self identify on
Census
Second Census with adoptive child as choice.
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Summary File 1 data
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More Dogs than kids?
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Missed me??
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Housing and Census
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Household size Census
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Same Sex marriage
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Gay Couples Adoption
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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 longtime 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
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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
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Census Bureau website
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IRE Census
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