MONDAY, AUG 31, 2009

Social Explorer Debuts 2006 Census Tract-level Estimates


Earlier this month, Social Explorer unveiled new estimates that let subscribers work with Census tract-level data for the year 2006.  The new resource enables deeper research for more recent years of data.
Social Explorer constructed this dataset using data from both the published and public use micro-sample of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey (ACS), and geographic boundaries from the 2000 Census.  Social Explorer allocated six-year changes at the so-called PUMA level (areas of at least 100,000 people) to the tracts based upon their characteristics in 2000.  In this way, Social Explorer estimates are consistent with those produced by the ACS.
This additional resource brings usability and local-area specificity to the most currently available data.  Subscribers can access the 2006 Census estimates through the maps and the reports tabs. Click here to find out more about subscribing for access to the new estimates and all of Social Explorer's tools and resources.
by Sydney Beveridge
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