Census Project Blog; New ACS Data; VRA Language Determinations (from Terri Ann Lowenthal)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Good morning, Funders Census Initiative colleagues.
I thought you might like to know that we have restarted The Census Project Blog, giving us an opportunity to draw attention to important policy issues related to the decennial census and the American Community Survey. The first post-Census 2010 post was yesterday (see below, or go to <http://censusprojectblog.org/2011/09/21/back-to-the-census-future/>;. If you'd like to be notified about future blog posts (don't worry; only a couple of times a month), please go to <www.TheCensusProject.org>; to sign up.
Also, a reminder that the Census Bureau starts releasing the wealth of information from the 2010 American Community survey today! Available now on the Census Bureau website are important socio-economic characteristics for all jurisdictions with a population of 65,000 or greater. Next month, the Bureau will release data for areas down to 20,000 population; census tract data will be released in December.
The 2010 ACS estimates of income, educational attainment, language spoken at home, housing characteristics, ancestry, occupation, health care coverage, and many other vital data are especially valuable because they were collected during the same year as the census.
Finally, I have learned that the Census Bureau will likely release Voting Rights Act section 203 determinations of jurisdictions required to provide language assistance to voters late next week. (That target date could change, of course.)
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Blog post: Back to the Census Future?