The patchwork quilt of American immigrant groups really stands out on a map. The Census ACS has data on foreign-born populations for over a hundred and twenty different countries of birth, as well as for continents and global regions.
Occupation data and industry data both can tell you a lot about an area’s economy, but they show distinctly different things. With data from the Census’s ACS and County Business Patterns, and BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, there’s plenty of data to compare.
Processing the Census ACS data is one of the largest data projects we do every year. We process a lot of data in a little time, while adding new indicators. Here’s how we do it.
New 2012-2016 Census ACS data is up on PolicyMap with new indicators on occupations, pre-K and post-secondary enrollment, military healthcare, and more!
What is administrative data? Can it improve, complement, or replace survey data? These were some of the big questions discussed at the APDU 2017 conference.