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Lesson 6 Census And Demographics

TermDefinition
2010 Decennial Census 74% of households responded by mail
2000 Decennial Census 17% received long form 83% received short form; shortest since 1820 65% of households responded by mail Long form was replaced by American Community Survey
Urbanized Area Urban nucleus of 50,000 or more people Must have a core with a population density of 1,000 per square mile and may contain adjoining territory with at least 500 persons per square mile
Urban Cluster Have at least 2,500 but less than 50,000 persons and a population density of 1,000 person per square mile 11% of US population lived in 3,158 urban clusters
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Includes at least one city with 50,000 or more inhabitants, or a total metropolitan population of at least 100,000 Collection of counties with core county
Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Has a population of more than 10,000 people and less than 50,000 people
Census Designated Places (CDP) Equivalent of an incorporated place for data purposed Settled concentrations of population that are not incorporated
Consolidated MSA (CMSA) Make up of several primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA's)
Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Core area with at least 10,000 people that when combined with other adjacent communities is socially and economically integrated
Megapolis Any many-centered, multi-city, urban area of more than 10 million inhabitants, generally dominated by low-density settlement and complex networks
Census Tract Has a population between 2,000 and 8,000 people
Census Block The smallest level of which the census data is collected Typically 400 housing units per block
Minor Civil Division (MCD) Is a unit only used in 29 state and usually corresponds to a municipality
Census County Divisions Area used in 21 sates that do not have MCD's
Tribal Designated Statistical Area A unit drawn by tribes that do not have a recognized land area
Threshold Population Is a term that is under a number of government programs to determine program eligibility
What is the population change from 1990 to 2010? 76 million to 308 million people
What percent or people live in urban area? 81%
What are the fasted growing states? Nevada 35% Arizona 25% Utah 24%
What state lost population between 2000 and 2010? Michigan
What is the change in average household size form 1970 to 2010? 3.1 (1970) to 2.59 (2010)
American Community Survey (ACS) This survey takes a sample of the population and projects the findings to the population as a whole ACS began in 2005 Survey reaches 2.5% of the population
Baby Boomers Born between 1946 to 1964 High birth rate
Generate X Born between 1965 to 1974 Low birth rate
Generation Y (Echo Boom or Millennial) Born between 1980 and 2000 (years vary)
Generation Z Born after 2000 (years vary)
What is the expected growth in 65 and older population from 2012 to 2060? 43.1 million to 92 million
What is the expected growth in 85 and older population from 2012 to 2060? 5.9 million to 18.2 million
What is the expected change in baby boomer population from 2012 to 2060? 76.4 million to 2.4 million
What kind of nation (in terms of majority/minority) is predicted? Majority-minority No one group will be the majority
When will the US total population hit 400 million? 2051 Will hit 420.3 million in 2060
What is the expected change between male and female ration between 2012 and 2060? No change, 104.7 males per 100 females
Principal City Largest incorporated area in a CBSA Can have many principal cities (e.g. Phoenix metropolitan area)
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