The American Community Survey: warmer (More Current), but fuzzier (Less Precise) than the Decennial Census?

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, HI
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the American Planning Association, 2006, 72 (4), pp. 491 - 503
dc.identifier.issn 0194-4363
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9816
dc.description.abstract The American Community Survey, which will replace data many planners rely on from the decennial Census long form, is finally in progress. The first nationwide data for places of 65,000 or more was released in the summer of 2006. It has several interesting implications for planning. On the one hand, more current data will eliminate many of the inaccuracies introduced by projection-based updates of stale census data. On the other, smaller sample sizes will mean we will have less precise estimates. Because the ACS will use averaged rather than point-in-time data, it will measure slightly different things than the decennial census. Finally, planners should be alert to the opportunities they will have to improve local data quality by improving the address file from which the sample is drawn.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/01944360608976768
dc.subject NA, Urban & Regional Planning
dc.subject NA; Urban & Regional Planning
dc.title The American Community Survey: warmer (More Current), but fuzzier (Less Precise) than the Decennial Census?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of the American Planning Association
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 72
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 491 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 503 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
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dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
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dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.staffid 108598 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice


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