New 2010 Census Data Release

From the U.S. Census Bureau and the State Data Center of Mississippi:

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released detailed demographic information from the 2010 Census for Mississippi. These Summary File 1 tables provide the most detailed counts available so far from the 2010 Census, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters.

Demographic statistics are available for a variety of geographic areas including counties, county supervisor districts, places, school districts, census tracts, ZIP code tabulation areas, congressional districts for the 111th Congress and, where applicable, American Indian areas. For most subjects, statistics for census block groups and blocks are also shown, with most tables available down to the block or census tract level.

What’s Unique in Summary File 1

New topics include:

  • Single year of age by sex
  • More detail on children, including adopted, stepchildren and grandchildren
  • Race and Hispanic origin of householder
  • More detail on household relationships
  • Group quarters population by sex, age and group quarters type
  • Housing tenure (rented or owned) by age, household type, race and Hispanic origin of householder
  • Mortgage status of owned housing units

Accessing the Information

The Summary File 1 tables can be found on the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder website at <http://factfinder2.census.gov>. A good place to start is the quick tables (noted as “QT” in the search results list), which show a summary of a particular topic for one geographic area at a time. The geographic comparison tables (noted as “GCT”) are a good place to start for a first look at a topic across geographies, such as all places within a state.

For more information and help with customized data extraction, contact Clifford Holley (saholley@olemiss.edu) at the State Data Center of Mississippi.

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