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December 23, 2013

ACS Data Users Conference

May 29-30, 2014
Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington D.C.

Call for Abstracts!
Deadline: January 15
Notification Date: February 15

To submit an abstract, visit www.acsdatausers.org. The $200 conference registration fee will be waived for persons presenting at the meeting.

The American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will bring together ACS data users and staff from

the U.S. Census Bureau to improve understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to promote information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include a mix of invited and contributed presentations by ACS data users and Census Bureau staff.

We are inviting abstract submissions on the following topics (submissions on other applications of ACS data are also welcome):

  • Using the ACS to look at trends over time, including multiyear estimates
  • Issues and limitations in using small-area ACS data
  • How data users have dealt with changes in ACS survey questions
  • Aggregating ACS estimates and calculating margins of error
  • Using ACS in GIS and other mapping applications
  • How to access ACS from different sources
  • Applications of ACS data in different topical areas: Health insurance and disability; Income and poverty; employment and workforce development; and Migration patterns and trends

September 20, 2012

CFA: 7th International Conference on Population Geographies
The Call for Abstracts for the 7th International Conference on Population Geographies is now open!

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 25, 2013. You will be notified about acceptance by March 1st, 2013.

For more information and abstract submission, please visit our website.

Conference website: www.rug.nl/frw/icpg2013

Conference e-mail address: icpg2013@rug.nl

September 19, 2012

The 2012 Economic Census Is Coming Soon

In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses, including 320,000 businesses in Texas, will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013.

Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely and accurate data are vital to effective public policy and important.

September 17, 2012

U.S. Population Reaches 314,395,013 on Constitution Day

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the U.S. population will reach 314,395,013 at noon today, which is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia.

Sept. 17 is recognized as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. Federal law requires that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on Sept. 17 of each year.

On Sept. 17, 1987, the Census Bureau estimated the U.S. population was 243,636,172 at noon that day, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The first U.S. census in 1790 counted 3,929,214 residents. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html>.

September 13, 2012

US Census Bureau: New data available

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011 [PDF]
Income data
- State data* [xls]
Poverty data
- State data* [xls]
Health Insurance data
- State data* [xls]

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