Guide to the Census

Guide to the Census

Author(s): Frank Bass

Published Online: 15 APR 2013 12:07PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118328019

Online ISBN: 9781118662762

DOI: 10.1002/9781118662762

About this Book

How to parse, analyze, and incorporate census data

This handy resource offers a reference guide for anyone interested in tailoring specific Census data to their needs. It includes computer coding (SAS v9.x) software for extracting targeted data from thousands of Census files, as well as primers on using online tools and mapping software for analyzing data. The book offers thorough coverage of all aspects of census data including its historical significance, suggestions for parsing housing, occupation, transportation, economic, health, and other data from the census, and much more.

  • Offers an guide to analyzing Census data that can have an impact on financial markets as well as housing and economic data boding ill or well for the future of the economy
  • It includes computer coding (SAS v9.x) scripts for extracting specific data from Census files
  • Offers guidance on using thousands of variables from Census results released every year and American Community Survey data now released every year
  • The only one-stop guide to analyzing and using annual and decennial Census data

Bass offers a practical guide for leveraging information compiled by the Census to further research as well as business interests.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Guide to the Decennial Census

  2. Part II: The American Community Survey

  3. Part III: Resources

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