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NURS 560 Dynamics of Community Health Practice: Library Resources

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Demographics

The US Census Bureau provides useful data:

American FactFinder http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

Demographic information

http://www.census.gov/2010census/data/

"Summary File 1 (SF 1) contains the data compiled from the questions asked of all people and about every housing unit. Population items include sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size, and group quarters. Housing items include occupancy status, vacancy status, and tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied)."

"Summary File 2 (SF 2) contains cross-tabulations of information on age, sex, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size, group quarters, population, occupancy status, tenure, etc., for many race and Hispanic or Latino groups and American Indian and Alaska Native tribes."

                 

American Community Survey

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

"The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's decennial census program. The ACS collects information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data."

   

Economic information

http://www.census.gov/econ/census/

"The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. The Economic Census is conducted every five years, in years ending in '2' and '7.'

The 2007 Economic Census measures business activity during calendar year 2007. Census forms were mailed to more than 4.7 million companies in late 2007 and early 2008. Businesses received a census form if, based on our best available information, they had one or more paid employees and had significant production (of goods or services) within their industry or area during 2007. There are over 500 versions of the census form, each customized to particular industries. Nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit educational organizations, are included in the 2007 Economic Census. Some very small companies did not receive a census form."

   

 

   

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