In the run-up to census Count on April 1st...
From CTNEWSJUNKIE re: When the counting begins...and then after, the follow up (as a recall)...
GREENWICH WILL RESCUE CT? https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20200120_new_yorkers_relocating_to_fairfield_county_softens_connecticuts/
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT 20 YEARS COULD GO SO FAST!
330, 222, 422 - play that number - this is the U.S. Census Bureau population estimate for 1-1-20
A hint of what may be ahead...as it seems that Americans are no "replacing" themselves - population decreases.
ARE YOU READY? WE'RE NOT...YET.
Presently checking to see which data sets will be available for CT Towns of the small size like Weston.
THESE LOOK LIKE GOOD PLACES TO START...
DATA GEMS - very effective: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/data-gems.html
EXPLORE CENSUS DATA: https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
Excellent description of who (i.e. college students) gets counted where. "Students Count" notice
NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE
Interesting view of population data!
U.S. Census BUREAU: NEWS FROM THE SOURCE
I love "block group" data
NYC density 1950 - 2010.
population and housing 2020
Time for the reporting on and beginning analysis of data
from the U.S. Census - this one "2020" and already the source of
How does the Census Bureau do scholarly "quality control?"
The U.S. Census Bureau collects data besides population and
housing. Economic data in various subgroups (i.e. retail,
wholesale, government, manufacturing, etc.) and including survey
We note that C.E.R.C. data uses CT methodology and the resulting perhaps
inaccurate numbers for town estimates, and shows Weston dropping to
8600 total population in 2020.
At the same time Weston is beginning its Town Plan update the U.S. Census procedures are being challenged: https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180628_naacp_sues_state_for_prison_gerrymandering/
Of course, we have noted that the U.S. Census is not what it used to
be. It took two years to get any data in the "old days (before the
Internet)" with a more complete questionnaire for the "short
form." The "Long Form" was sent to a "sample" number - we
assume that the "rolling" samples used in ACS data is intended to
substitute for the "long form" but we have to look into this to see how
they differ in methodology... .
Our previous U.S. Census reports for Weston:
QUICK SEARCH: 2020 Census is set up for online responses, and as Chena reports, AK Native villages will be first!
L - R: Black Stallion's sulky
demographer; Charlie, MR. CROSS-TAB the data guy ("faster than a flick
of his tongue"); and Chena.
U.S. Census Bureau, the traditional link and information source prior to Population/Housing Census 2020
Latest website changes. We are on board with U.S. Census 2020, and receive almost daily briefings...
PREVIOUS INFO PROTOCOL:
How easy is this? http://www.mapszipcode.com/
How has the U.S. Census changed over time? https://www.census.gov/history/www/genealogy/decennial_census_records/
TIGER (2010): https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/zcta_rel_download.html
Up until 2000...the last Census before ZIP codes.
Will you be doing your U.S. Census 2020 response online?
Well, here's a stat! No surprise here.
Did you know that private industry reacts more quickly to economic
data? According to the report linked to below, public employment
has not yet reached levels prior to most recent economic downturn.
Or maybe that's because public employment is not a "secondary jobs
producer" (1 for 1) while private industry is more like 2-1 (or greater
in some sectors of S.I.C. code).
CHENA REPORTS: Iditarod Champion (ID#47) from Bethel AK (near Toksook Bay)
“'The Census Bureau is well on its way to conducting its constitutional
requirement of a complete and accurate 2020 Census,' Dr. Steven
Dillingham, Census Bureau director, said during a press conference at
the Independence Visitor Center. 'The Constitution is unique because it
puts the power of government in the hands of the people — and the census
is a big part of that. The census is one of the few national activities
the American public does together — it’s the largest peacetime
mobilization in our country, and it’s a cornerstone of our democracy.'
"'In six months, households will receive an invitation to participate in
the 2020 Census from either a postal worker or a census worker.
"'Every household will have the option of responding online, by phone or
by mail. The 2020 Census officially starts counting people in January
2020 in remote Toksook Bay, Alaska; while most households in the nation
will receive invitations to respond in March 2020."
CHENA IS FASCINATED TO READ THIS
She not surprised that this longitudinal study of family formation: https://www.census.gov/library/working-papers/2019/demo/SEHSD-WP2019-10.html
ACS Median family income: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/09/us-median-household-income-not-significantly-different-from-2017.html?utm_campaign=20190910msacos3v1stors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Common sense? Are more jobs created this way???
AND WE QUOTE BELOW: TIGER: The Basis for Google Maps
...The Census Bureau also created TIGER, the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing database.
TIGER transformed paper maps into an electronic system and is the underpinning of most of the mapping technology we use today.
This same mapping system will guide canvassers and census takers in the field when the 2020 Census begins in the spring.
"The geospatial system as we know it really started back in the ‘80s and
early ‘90s, and we’ve built on it since,” Bishop said. “Google Street
View, Open Street Map, Bing – they used TIGER to build their foundation
and they continue to use TIGER to update the features they have in their
For address canvassing, the Census Bureau partners with a leading
geospatial information organization, Digital Globe, and the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. They provide real-time satellite images
of the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides satellite
images of more remote areas.
U.S. CENSUS CORRECTS ITSELF:
Interesting report - uncorrected one, too!
"MICROPOLITAN" statistic area - a new term for us!!!
NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S CENSUS AND IT SURELY DOESN'T MAKE ME FEEL SECURE TO KNOW MICROSOFT & "CLOUD" ARE INVOLVED .
COMPLETE COUNT FOR 2020
Self-response or telephone. Multiple methods. Ducks want to be counted, too!!! Press conference: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15984
HOW TIMELY THIS A.C.S. DATA EMERGING FOR SCHOOL FINANCE 101 PROGRAM?
All day event. Can't wait to hear the outcome of LWVCT/CT School
Finance Project or Legislative impact.
WARNING: Remember that the A.C.S. "sampling" is not decennial U.S. Census: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-census-highest-household-income-connecticut-htmlstory.html
- Why does Weston have the by far highest household income? We
have a few theories, one being that each household includes 2
- How does this correlate with property tax
discussions? One possibility might be "willingness to pay"...in
Weston, est. by us as 80%, it goes to schools (including bonds/capital
CT MIRROR says it like it is...
BREAKING NEWS: A.C.S. shows...homeowners less burdened by housing cost! But housing prices down.
Report in full from CT MIRROR: https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/27/census-conn-homeowners-less-burdened-housing-costs/
- American Community Survey is not up to standards of the full Census.
- Just like the regular Census, the maximum income/housing price
leaves places like Weston and Darien without really helpful data.
"Median monthly housing costs: The maximum reported cost is $1,500
for homeowners without mortages and $4,000 with mortgages, so towns
with those values in the map below may actually be higher."
- Interesting also is the "data" about response to request for information. "Census participation rate: This
shows the percentage of questionnaires filled out and mailed back on the
past two decennial counts. When questionaires are ignored, the costly
process of following up begins.". We put quotes around "data" because we
have always had a suspicion that many follow-up census returns have
been filled out in Starbucks (as in, the Census employeees don't know
where Weston is or they would be filling out the forms at...The Lunch
WESTON NO LONGER LONGEST JOURNEY-TO-WORK: https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/06/census-increase-drivers-spending-hour-get-work/
And also, a snapshot from we think the same source: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-biz-census-connecticut-20181211-story.html#nws=true
SO HOW WILL THIS ONE WORK OUT?
CITIZENSHIP QUESTION GOES TO SUPREME COURT
FROM GOOGLE: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/are-you-citizen-here-s-what-happens-if-you-lie-n861841
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU not just for population data - check it out!!!
"FRAMING" THE ISSUE:
Looking forward to data on this subject in 2020 census...
*3221 Weston households in official U.S. Census
We note that Weston has gained approximately 200 persons
(2-16 Census est.) or 60 households (based on Census 2010 number of 3.15
persons per household). Thus the answer is two point one percent
2018 DEFINITION OF CT NET MIGRATION: OUT minus IN
ONE MEASURE OF MIGRATION: https://www.courant.com/business/hc-biz-united-van-lines-leaving-connecticut-20200102-cijhf6swcjeutlqugiuchjqsfa-story.html#nws=true