First batch of 2020 census results available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer, the nation’s leading provider of data visualization and reporting tools for a range of demographic information, begins adding resources from the 2020 Census results released earlier this month, as well as 2010 census data that asked virtually identical questions. This way our users can easily see what is different and what has changed over the past decade.
Already, our census data provided the basis for a New York Times article that examined minority population growth across the United States. But the results from the PL94-171 dataset will not only be used to examine historical trends; the data will serve as the basis for the distribution of trillions of dollars in taxes over the next decade and will be the subject of intense debate over the redrawing of legislative boundaries at the state and federal levels.
“We are pleased to be able to expedite census results to serve our customers,” said Andrew Beveridge, president and co-founder of Social Explorer. “This data will not only be used to tell us about our nation’s history; it’s going to be used to create a roadmap for our future.
Unlike the Census Bureau‘s American Community Survey, which is released annually and also covers a range of social and economic questions, the 2020 census is essentially limited to six questions. The 2020 form asked for a name, relationship to head of household, gender, age, date of birth, Hispanic origin and race. Despite the limited number of questions, billions of records will be generated from the data.
The first results from Social Explorer will allow users to visually and quantitatively analyze data at the state, county, location, metro, and census tract (neighborhood equivalent) level for the following categories:
· Population density
· Total population
Race by ethnicity (e.g. non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, etc.)
Age by race by ethnicity (children)
· Age by race by ethnic origin (adults, age > 18).
In the coming days, Social Explorer will add data from the six tables published in PL94-171, including race and Hispanic population for total population; the population aged 18 and over and the population aged 17 and under; dwellings (occupied and vacant); and the population living in dormitories, nursing homes, prisons and other collective dwellings. Tools that allow users to easily compare the 2020 Census with 2010 Census results, and have previous counts in a wide variety of geographic areas will facilitate trend analysis. For more information, visit our website at http://www.socialexplorer.
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Author: Franck Bass