Monday, February 6, 2012

2010 ACS Contrast Charts by County and Place

Updated with 2010-12 and 2008-12 ACS (Dec. 2013)

We have uploaded around 2,500 new chart documents based on the 2008-2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The charts compare African Americans, Latinos, and non-Hispanic whites across a range of socio-economic indicators.

The 2008-2010 ACS is the first three-year ACS  to reflect the full impact of the Great Recession.

These documents include most places and counties in the nation with sizable African-American or Latino populations -- i.e., populations over 20,000 that are at least 10% African American or Latino. (Some counties and places that meet these criteria are excluded from this update due to missing population data or data suppression in the ACS.)

Click here to access the directories with the 2008-2010 PDF files.

Documents are up to 64 pages in length, but there are fewer tables and charts for some localities due to data suppression.

November 2012 Update:

Additional chart documents (about 325) from the 5-year 2006-2010 American Community Survey, comparing Native Americans and non-Hispanic whites, are available here.

These documents include all states and counties and places that are at least 10% American Indian with populations of 2,000 or more. The documents are up to 60 pages in length, but there are fewer tables and charts for some jurisdictions that are almost exclusively Native American with little or no white population for comparison.

Also, the 2006-2010 ACS  chart documents (about 1,200) available here provide socio-economic contrast for all states, as well as  counties and places with populations between 5,000 and 20,000 that are at least 15%  African American.

The chart template was developed  for exhibits in Section 2 Voting Rights Act litigation. However, these ACS reports also have broader applicability as supporting documentation for community and economic development initiatives.

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