Exploring the U.S. Census

Eugene Turner
Department of Geography
California State University
Northridge

© The Author; Last modified 6 July 2001

Suggested Citation:

Turner, Eugene, 1998. Exploring the U.S. Census. Unpublished Manuscript.


Table of Contents in Brief Table of Contents in Detail Codebook and Data

Table of Contents in Brief

Preface

Chapter 1. Accessing the Digital Census

Chapter 2. Ranking and Mapping Places

Chapter 3. Analyzing Other Population Characteristics

Chapter 4. Describing the Age of Populations

Chapter 5. Population Growth

Chapter 6. Describing the Relative Locations of Populations

Chapter 7. The Public-use Microdata Sample (PUMS)

Appendices

Figures

Tables


Table of Contents in Detail

Preface
  1. Introduction
  2. Organization of the Module
  3. Data Sets
Chapter 1. Accessing the Digital Census
  1. About the Census
  2. Digital Census Data Summary Tape Files
  3. Geography in Summary Tape Files Coding Geographic Units - FIPS Codes
  4. Public-Use Microdata Sample Files
  5. Variables in the Sample Files for This Module
Chapter 2. Ranking and Mapping Places
  1. Some Basic Population Data Describing a City
  2. Examining a Characteristic in All Cities - Ranking Places
  3. Mapping a Distribution
  4. Exercise 1
Chapter 3. Analyzing Other Population Characteristics
  1. The Sex Ratio
  2. The Location Quotient
  3. Exercise 2
Chapter 4. Describing the Age of Populations
  1. Median Age
  2. Dependency Ratios
  3. Population Pyramids
  4. Exercise 3
Chapter 5. Population Growth
  1. Describing Population Change
  2. The Effect of Migration and Residential Mobility on Population Change
  3. Exercise 4
Chapter 6. Describing the Relative Locations of Populations
  1. Service Areas
  2. Centers of Population
  3. Exercise 5
Chapter 7. The Public-use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
  1. Income Distribution Differences Among Ethnic Groups
  2. Occupational Differences Among Ethnic Groups
  3. Exercise 6
Appendices

Appendix A -- Detailed Descriptions and Access to Major Files

  1. Geography in Summary Tape Files
  2. Geography in Summary Tape Files
  3. Public-Use Microdata Sample Files
  4. Census Data in the Social Sciences Database Archive
  5. SPSS Programs for Extracting Data from the Sample Databases and from the SSDBA Archive
  6. Running SPSS on Venus at the SSDBA
Appendix B -- SSDBA Census Database Descriptions of Major Files

Appendix C -- California PUMA Locations

Appendix D -- Summary Level and Geographic Component Codes for Census Geography

Appendix E -- U.S. State and County FIPS Codes, 1990

Appendix F -- U.S. State and City FIPS Codes for Places Over 10,000 Persons

Appendix G -- PUMS Variable Codes for Selected Variables

Appendix H -- Database Variables for Burbank-Glendale Tracts

Appendix I -- Database Variables for U.S. Cities and Counties

Appendix J -- Database Variables for California Counties

Appendix K -- Database Variables for California PUMAs

Appendix L -- Database Variables for Population Estimate Data

Appendix M -- Introduction to Mapping with Arcview

Figures
Tables

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7

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