Exercises for Statistical Census for the 21st Century and Related Statistics

  • Every 10 years, we take a census.  What does the Census Bureau ask?
  • Find the 2000 and 2010 Census Tract maps for your address
  • Did it list the congressional district for house and senate for your house?  If so, what is it?
  • Find the number of farms in your county that are growing crops.  Where did you find those statistics?  Are they current?
  • Find the most current economic indicators using the Census site.
  • In what order will the census information be released?
  • All the states are subject to redistricting every 10 years.  When was / will the information released by the Census Bureau?
  • find charts that show historical census housing data?
  • Find charts that show historical census data?  How has the population changed since 1900? Since 1850?
  • Using the historical census, look at the changes in industry in your county.  How does agriculture or farming in 1900 compare with the same industry today?  How about manufacturing?  How does that compare?
  • What are the demographics of your school district according to the Census 2000? the 2010 census (use Fact Finder or American Community Survey)
  • Using the US Gazetteer, find a map of the ‘Flint Ridge’ park district.
  • Find statistics on the private home construction industry. [hint use NAICS codes]  How many companies are their in your county, in the state, in the country?
  • What is the Gross Domestic Product? And where can I find the numbers that the news is always reporting?
  • How many people over 18 live in your census block?  How many have an educational level above High School?
  • How many people live in your county in 2010 as compared with 1990?
  • Using Censtats, find the annual survey of International Trade Data.  What does it tell us about your county? About the steel industry?