Data/Database: 2010 Enhanced Planning Database (Census Bureau)

The 2010 Enhanced Planning Database (PDB) is a powerful tool for Census Bureau staff, partners, and researchers who are helping to make the 2010 Census a success. 

Users will find a range of valuable information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in reports and ESRI maps generated from the 2010 Enhanced PDB.  While users can access pre-defined reports and graphs, they may opt to define these products to meet specific research requirements.  Data are available at geographic levels ranging from the nation to the block group.  For most reports and maps, users can take advantage of the database’s powerful geospatial mapping capabilities to drill from higher to lower levels of geography.  The 2010 Enhanced PDB allows users to export any report to Excel for additional analysis.

The 2010 Enhanced PDB includes housing, demographic, and socioeconomic variables correlated with mail response and undercount.  Census 2010 planners are already using these data to focus outreach and special enumeration methods for areas with potentially low mail response and areas identified as hard-to-enumerate.  Data in the 2010 Enhanced PDB also support efforts to recruit Census 2010 field staff.     

The 2010 Enhanced PDB currently includes data from two sources: the 2000 Decennial Census and the 2006 American Community Survey.  With a few exceptions, Census 2000 detailed population and housing data are available for block groups, tracts, counties, states, regions, and the nation, while one-year American Community Survey data are available for counties and places (with populations greater than 65,000), Five-percent Public Use Microdata Areas, Congressional Districts, states, regions, and the nation.        

The 2010 Enhanced PDB is best viewed using Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0.  


Source:  2010 Census

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