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New Population Estimates with Demographic Detail Available

Our processing of the 2013 vintage "casrh" (county estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin) has been completed and the data made publicly accessible. Dexter users can access any of the 51 state-based XXcasrh13 data sets (that would be mocasrh13 for Missouri data) in the popests data directory.

Our standard set of reports based on these data can be accessed by using the Population Estimates Reports by State web app. (This application is referenced under bullet item 4 in the Our Best Estimates section of our newly updated Population Estimates page).

New Curmoests.xlsx File

We have updated our Excel file containing the latest (2013 vintage) county and subcounty population estimates for Missouri. There are four worksheets within this workbook file, each with different levels of geography. Note that we are now using a more recent version of Excel for the file (extension is now xlsx rather than the odl xls). The easiest way to access the file is via our Population Estimates page (http://mcdc.missouri.edu/trends/estimates.shtml) -- first item in the Our Best Estimates section.

New County Business Patterns Data

We have completed processing the latest (2012 vintage) county business patterns data, which includes ZIP business patterns data as well. We used the same scheme for organizing and naming the data sets that we have been using for over 10 years. Access the new data sets via uexplore looking at the cbp data directory (look for the icons next to these just-added data sets). You can also use the Datasets.html page to assist you in accessing these data. For background information and access to online data access tools see the Census Bureau page related to this data release.

Latest Version of CAPS for ACS

Our Circular Area Profiling System application for generating n-mile radius profiles with the latest American Community Survey data (2008-2012 5 year period estimates) has been revised to work with block group level data for smaller radii. We have lifted the previous 2-mile minimum radius requirement. Access the ACS version at http://mcdc.missouri.edu/websas/caps10acsb.html. You can also get there by accessing the 2010 census version (see our Quick Links box) and following the link to the ACS version provided there. The 2010 census version is still the preferred version if you just need very accurate basic population counts for smaller circles.

New Batch Service Features CAPS Data for Multiple Locations

As part of our new ALPS (Address List Processing Service) product we now offer custom batch CAPS processing for users with files containing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of point locations (typically, but not necessarily, street addresses). Our batch processing results in n-mile radius (up to 3 radii) profiles in a database format with each row representing the usual CAPS profile data for one address/radius. For example, if you were doing a survey of 5000 people and had an address for each, you (or we, or they) could geocode that survey file attaching latitude-longitude coordinates (for most if not all the addresses); the MCDC could then invoke our CAPS processing methodology for each geocoded record, creating a single output file with all those key socio-economic indicators describing each location/radius.

A description of these services, including fees, has been created at our ALPS Product Description page. A web application (linked to from the Product Description page) will assist you with getting a cost estimate when you specify how many records you have to process and which services are of interest.

Population Estimates by Age and Poptrends Applications Updated

The Population Estimates by Age web application has been updated to now report the latest (2013 vintage) estimates data as just released by the NCHS (see previous note). Similarly, our Poptrends application, which also uses data based upon the latest NCHSBRI numbers has been updated to include intervals ending in 2013 instead of 2012.

These updates are made possible by the new 2013-vintage population estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics, which were added to the data archive on June 30. Access these data via uexplore/dexter in the nchsbri subdirectory of the popests data directory.

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