December 2 - Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

In This Issue
A Statement
100 Years
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Issue: #297
December 2, 2013
About the CIC:
The Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma provides
access to data generated from the US Census Bureau and
through the Community Service Council's Data and Systems
Development Task Forces.
Census Bureau Statement on Collection of
Survey Data
In recent days the Census Bureau has come under scrutiny of
allegations of fraud. The Census Bureau is releasing the
following statement.
The Census Bureau takes allegations of fraud by its employees
very seriously. Fabrication of data by an employee is grounds
for disciplinary action, including dismissal and possible
criminal action.
We have no reason to believe that there was a systematic
manipulation of the data described in media reports. As a
statistical agency, the Census Bureau is very conscientious
about our responsibility to produce accurate Current
Population Survey data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and
all other surveys we conduct. We carefully cross check and
verify the work of our staff to ensure the data's validity,
including random quality control monitoring. That monitoring
process includes reinterviewing respondents, and rechecking
the data an employee has submitted, looking for red flags that
indicate possible fabrication, such as abnormally short lengths
of interviews or higher survey completion rates that are out of
sync with normal survey collection productivity levels.
That is why when we learned of the allegations of fabricated
Current Population survey results, we immediately reported
them to the Office of the Inspector General.
A Century of Population Change by Age and
A century of population change is shown so that population
shifts in the shape of the pyramid can be more easily assessed
at each point in time. The shape of the pyramid can give
important information about the population's composition. For
example, the shapes of the pyramids over the latter part of
the 20th century are more typical of developed countries:
these feature a broad base with a middle section of nearly the
same dimension that then gradually taper off at the oldest
ages to a point at the top. The lopsided point at the top of the
pyramid indicates differences in the number of males and
females at older ages. This is a result of differences in
mortality for men and women, where women tend to live
longer than men. The Baby Boomer population can be seen in
the pyramid as a bulge lasting from 1946 to 1964. The Baby
Boom includes people born from mid-1946 to 1964. The Baby
Boom is distinguished by a dramatic increase in birth rates
following World War II and constitutes one of the largest
generations in U.S. history.
Data Visualization
Population Clock
Explore and share the Census Bureau's new interactive
population clock, now with real-time population projections
and interactive data tools.
Click here.
Migration Flows in the United States
Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in
2012. That's over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United
States has a long history of people picking up and moving their
families to other parts of the country, in search of better
livelihoods. That same spirit of mobility, a willingness to
uproot oneself, seems alive and well today based on the
visualization of migration patterns above.
The visualization is a circle cut up into arcs, the light-colored
pieces along the edge of the circle, each one representing a
state. The arcs are connected to each other by links, and each
link represents the flow of people between two states. States
with longer arcs exchange people with more states (California
and New York, for example, have larger arcs). Links are thicker
when there are relatively more people moving between two
states. The color of each link is determined by the state that
contributes the most migrants, so for example, the link
between California and Texas is blue rather than orange,
because California sent over 62,000 people to Texas, while
Texas only sent about 43,000 people to California.
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Until Next Week,
Jan Figart
Census Information Center
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