NEWS
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)...
https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20200122_wanted_thousands_of_census_workers/#more

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.
https://census.gov/library/stories/2019/12/new-estimates-show-us-population-growth-continues-to-slow.html?utm_campaign=20191230V2msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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
https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html?
Interesting view of population data!
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/10/older-population-in-rural-america.html?utm_campaign=20191023msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

I love "block group" data


NYC density 1950 - 2010.
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/data-maps/nyc-population/historical-population/pop_density_1950_2010.pdf
U.S. Census BUREAUNEWS FROM THE SOURCE
population and housing 2020
Weston

Time for the reporting on and beginning analysis of data from the U.S. Census - this one "2020" and already the source of protests.

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 estimates ("ACS").

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:
http://www.aboutweston.com/censusmap.html
http://www.aboutweston.com/censusmap.html#2010data

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 changesWe are on board with U.S. Census 2020, and receive almost daily briefings...



PREVIOUS INFO PROTOCOL:

How easy is this?  http://www.mapszipcode.com/

Methodology?  https://www.census.gov/history/www/reference/publications/demographic_programs_1.html

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.
https://www.census.gov/history/pdf/measuringamerica.pdf






CENSUS ONLINE
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).

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/10/effects-of-economic-downturn-private-and-public-employment.html?utm_campaign=20191018msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery







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







INTERESTING

Common sense?  Are more jobs created this way???
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/08/are-women-really-opting-out-of-work-after-they-have-babies.html?utm_campaign=20190820msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery






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 mapping databases.”

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!
Corrected:  https://census.gov/library/stories/2019/08/where-do-college-graduates-go-for-jobs.html?utm_campaign=20190809msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery






"MICROPOLITAN" statistic area - a new term for us!!!
https://census.gov/library/stories/2019/07/micropolitan-statistical-areas-small-town-america.html?utm_campaign=20190729msacos1ccstors&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery






NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S CENSUS AND IT SURELY DOESN'T MAKE ME FEEL SECURE TO KNOW MICROSOFT & "CLOUD" ARE INVOLVED .
https://www.census.gov/library/video/2018/your-community.html?utm_campaign=11110101wcsubs1ccstars&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery





  
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






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/







WESTON NO LONGER LONGEST JOURNEY-TO-WORK:  https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/06/census-increase-drivers-spending-hour-get-work/

STATEWIDE:
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?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/magazine/donald-trump-census.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage





CITIZENSHIP QUESTION GOES TO SUPREME COURT
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/16/supreme-court-hear-census-citizenship-question/

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:

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180628_naacp_sues_state_for_prison_gerrymandering/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-27/2020-census-to-add-question-on-citizenship-status

Elsewhere:

http://factsanddetails.com/india/People_and_Life/sub7_3a/entry-4139.html




Looking forward to data on this subject in 2020 census... 


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*3221 Weston households in official U.S. Census 2010. 
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 (2.1%).





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