Documentation: Census 2010
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Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau
Survey: Census 2010
Document: Summary File 1 Technical Documentation
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Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 1: Technical Documentation, Issued June 2011.
Summary File 1 Technical Documentation
Chapter 8. User Updates
User updates supply data users with additional or corrected information that becomes available after the technical documentation or files are prepared. They are issued in a numbered series and are available in portable document format (PDF) on our Web site at www.census.gov. Please file the user updates cover sheet behind this notice. If there are technical documentation replacement pages, they should be filed in their proper location and the original pages should be destroyed.

8.1. Data Note 1
Technical Note on Comparing Statistics on Same-Sex-Couple Households Between the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey
Tabulations from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 present detailed geographical information on the number of same-sex unmarried-couple households. This number combines those who initially reported that they were spouses of the householder and those who were unmarried partners of the householder. Tables PCT15 and PCT17 in Summary File 1 show the presence of children in the household. In the Same-Sex-Couple Households Summary File, released after Summary File 1, an additional table further specifies if the partner of the householder reported that he or she was the spouse of the householder. This is the first time such detailed data have been released from any decennial census. Since 2005, statistics on characteristics of same-sex-couple households-both for those identified as spouses and as unmarried partners-have been released from the American Community Survey (ACS).1 The American Community Survey is a nationally representative household survey of 3 million households that contains detailed social, economic, and housing items formerly contained on the long or sample form of the decennial census. Data users are advised not to make comparisons of estimated numbers of same-sex-couple households between the ACS and the 2010 Census because of differences in data collection procedures. Although the majority of both ACS and census returns were collected via mail, differences occur in the data collection instruments for the households not responding by mail. For the 2010 Census, individual enumerators were sent out to the nonresponding households and were administered a paper form for Nonresponse Follow-Up (NRFU). The ACS did not employ a paper form for follow-up but collected the information in person using a laptop computer (CAPI) or by telephone using a computerized instrument (CATI). These instruments had a key collection component that was absent from the paper form. When an interviewer recorded that a household was headed by a same-sex spouse, a message in a pop-up box appeared on the instrument screen that prompted the interviewer to verify the responses to the relationship and the gender items. Previous Census Bureau research has demonstrated the sensitivity of same-sex-couple estimates to different data collection procedures.2 Subsequent analysis of 2010 Census data on same-sex-couple households will be forthcoming and will address any differences noted between the 2010 Census and the ACS in the estimates of same-sex-couple households.


footnotes:


1 See the tables under the ”Same-Sex Couples ” heading at www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam.html/.
2 See Martin O’Connell, Daphne Lofquist, Tavia Simmons, and Terry Lugaila, New Estimates of Same-Sex Couple Households From the American Community Survey, April 2010, www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/SSnew-estimates.pdf.


8.2. Data Note 2
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. As a result of a geocoding error, the Census Bureau is providing revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks in Norfolk, Virginia. The geocoding error placed ships ported at the Norfolk Naval Station incorrectly in block 1000, census tract 38, Norfolk city. These ships correctly belong in block 1044, census tract 9.02, Norfolk city. The corrected and original population counts are:



For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/VA errata.pdf
This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the census tract or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases


8.3. Data Note 3
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. We discovered a systematic error in the manner in which a few military vessels were geocoded, including an error involving Coronado city and San Diego city, California. As a result, the Census Bureau provided in March 2011 revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks.
The corrected and original population counts are:




For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/VA errata.pdf
This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the place, census tract, or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases


8.4. Data Note 4
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. We discovered a systematic error in the manner in which a few military vessels were geocoded, including an error involving Groton city and Conning Towers Nautilus Park census designated place (CDP), both of which are located in Groton town, New London County, Connecticut. As a result, the Census Bureau provided in March 2011 revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks.
The corrected and original population counts are:



For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/CT errata.pdf

This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the place, census tract, or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Demographic Profile
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases


8.5. Data Note 5
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. We discovered a systematic error in the manner in which a few military vessels were geocoded, including an error involving Pascagoula city, Mississippi. As a result, the Census Bureau provided in March 2011 revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks.
The corrected and original population counts are:



For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/MS errata.pdf

This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the place, census tract, or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Demographic Profile
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases


8.6. Data Note 6
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. We discovered a systematic error in the manner in which a few military vessels were geocoded, including an error involving Portsmouth city and Hampton town, in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. As a result, the Census Bureau provided in March 2011 revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks.
The corrected and original population counts are:



For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/NH errata.pdf

This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the place, minor civil division, census tract, or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Demographic Profile
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases



8.7. Data Note 7
Geocoding errors can occur when a living quarter such as a house, apartment, or military vessel, is placed in an incorrect location. We discovered a systematic error in the manner in which a few military vessels were geocoded, including an error involving Everett city, Washington. As a result, the Census Bureau provided in March 2011 revised population counts for two 2010 Census tabulation blocks.
The corrected and original population counts are:



For additional information, see www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/WA errata.pdf

This note is applicable to 2010 Census data products containing data at the place, minor civil division, census tract, or block levels, including:

  • Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File
  • Advance Group Quarters Summary File
  • Demographic Profile
  • Summary File 1
  • Summary File 2
  • Congressional District Summary File (113th Congress) and subsequent releases
  • State Legislative District Summary File and subsequent releases