Note: Most section headers on this page are also links to major topic pages.
Many of these links also occur in the Navy Blue Navigation and Quick Links Boxes on this and many other MCDC pages.
American Community Survey
Population Estimates & Projections
- Home page content has varying featured content "down the middle" but the most important stuff is in the two navigation boxes appearing at
the upper left (referred to as the "Navy Blue Navigation Box") and the upper right - "Quick Links".
- About the Missouri Census Data Center . Includes instructions for subscribing to the
MCDC listserv .
(When we say "geography" we are talking mostly about Census geography).
MCDC/OSEDA Public Data Archive
- MABLE/Geocorr dynamic web application showing how geographies intersect with one another. Since 1996. There are now 3 versions, each of which does essentially the same kind of processing, but with different vintages of geography:
- Current version with vintage 2012 geography.
- 2000 Census version. Based on 2000 census geography but some of the
other layers are from later in the decade.
- 1990 Census version. We continue to be amazed at how much usage this
old version still gets (revised version of the original, circa 1996!).
- A Cure for the Common Codes (mostly FIPS/ANSI codes - updated to reflect 2010 vintage geography and include 2010 census population figures.) Older versions, with then-mostly-current geocodes, for 2003 and 2009 are still available.
- All About Census Geography and Summary Levels . Everything you ever wanted to know, and more.
- All about PUMAs. Public Use Microsample Areas were invented to be the geography of the PUMS microdata files, but have taken on new importance as summary units for American Community Survey data.
- ZIP Code Resources Page(s). A user favorite for almost 20 years.
All the latest stuff is contained in a 2010 supplemental page.
- Geographic Reference Reports. Links to a variety of useful reports.
- Overview of the Uexplore/Dexter software system.
- Uexplore/Dexter Tutorials. Includes links to two Dexter Quick Start Guides,
one html-based and the other video-based (new, 2013). Note that there are links to these modules at the top of the Dexter query forms.
- xsamples: annotated examples of using the Dexter software to run extractions (queries) against the data archive. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
CAPS Reports: Data Aggregated to Circular Areas
These three dynamic web applications allow the user to speficy a point location and a radius or set of radii. The applications
select small-area data with centroids falling within the specified circular areas and aggregate that data to create summary results.
- CAPS Version 10C Works with block level data from the 2010 census. (Very basic demographics only, but data are reliable).
- CAPS - ACS Version. Works with the latest available 5-year period
estimates data from the American Community Survey. Rich source of data (income, poverty, education, etc.) but uses tract level data with sometimes
signficant sampling area. Minimum radius of 2 miles.
- Classic CAPS. This is the version that works with the long form data from the 2000 decennial census. The obvious problem is that the data are far from current.
1980 and 1990 Censuses
Keeping Up To Date With MCDC Resources
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