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New Version of CAPS Uses Block Group Level ACS Data

The current ACS version of the CAPS (Circulating Area Profiling System) application has a 2-mile minimum radius restriction. It cannot be used to get a 1-mile radius report for a site. It uses census tract level data to approximate the circular areas that it profiles. A new beta version of the application lifts the radius restriction and will use block group level data when the radius is under 3 miles.

The new version can be accessed via a link from the old version or you can access it directly at mcdc.missouri.edu/websas/caps10acsb.html.

City Population Estimates for 2010 to 2013

The Census Bureau has released the "vintage 2013" population estimates for cities and other sub-county governmental units. The data can be accessed on this site in the popests data directory via uexplore/dexter software. We have also generated the usual two standard reports (in the (Reports subdirectory of the popests data directory. They show the fastest and slowest growing cities within their respective universes (Missouri and the US). This excerpt from the Missouri report shows places (cities) in the state that gained at least 300 population in the most recent year (7-1-2012 to 7-1-2013).

And the following excerpt shows the 20 fastest shrinking cities in the country during the most recent estimates year.

Note that the city of St. Louis did not make this list, although it was the fastest shrinking city in Missouri, and 44th fastest in the U.S. (based on numeric decrease; some prefer to measure such things using percentage changes). St. Louis lost another 940 people and is now at 318,406 .

Housing Unit Estimates for 2010 to 2013

As a sort of companion piece for the city population estimates, the Bureau has also released this year's cycle of housing unit estimates for the post-census years 2010-2013. We did our usual download and convert of their csv file and you can access the results via Uexplore/Dexter in the same popests data directory where you'll find the subcounty estimates. Look for files named ushuest2013.sas7bdat and mohuest2013.sas7bvew (with the latter being just the Missouri subset of the former).

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