Race by Zip Code Tabulation Area Geographic Data

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This dataset identifies race by zip code tabulation areas within the United States. This dataset resulted from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted from 2010 through 2014. The races included are White, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and other. The survey also looks at races alone, and two or more races combined. JSL enriched this dataset with Latitude and Longitude information and with the map information about the land and water area of zip code tabulation areas.

Complexity

The ACS 5-year estimates data is an official survey of the US Census Bureau Decennial Census Program and supplements the 10-year census data. It is a nationwide survey designed to provide reliable and timely demographic, social, economic, and housing data over the specified time period.

The ACS produces the information by contacting over 3.5 million households across the country to participate in the survey. By focusing on quality geographic coverage, the ACS produces a good picture of the community’s people and housing by surveying a representative sample of the population. The ACS produces period estimates which describe the average characteristics of an area over the specified time period.

The ACS provides vital information on a 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year basis. The 5-year estimates reflect a 60-month period and are designed to provide the most up-to-date, accurate, reliable, and the largest sample size available. The primary advantage of using multi-year estimates is the increased statistical reliability of the data for less populated and small population subgroups.

Multiyear estimates are used when the precision of the estimates is more important than the currency of the data; when analyzing data for smaller geographies; when examining change over non-overlapping time periods; and, for smoothing data trends over time. Local area variations may occur due to rapidly occurring changes and multiyear estimates are sensitive to such changes. Multiyear estimates cannot be used to say what is going on in any particular year in the period, only what the average value is over the full period. ACS estimates are published with the margins of error at the 90 percent confidence level.

The ACS estimates represent concepts that are fundamentally different from those associated with sample data from the decennial census. It is designed to provide estimates that describe the average characteristics of an area over a period-of-time as opposed to point-in-time estimates such as the decennial census, which approximate the characteristics of an area on a specific date.

The ACS is a source of statistics at the local level giving even the smallest communities accurate and timely information that is essential for decision-making. The ACS estimates better reflect the growth of the population as well as the changing socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the American people.

Date Created

2010-01-01

Last Modified

2015-12-03

Version

2015-12-03

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2010-01-01 to 2014-12-31

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => United States Census Bureau

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

USPS Zip Code by Race, Postal Code by Race, Zip Code Map, USPS Zip Code, US Zip Code by Race, US Census by Race, Race Demographics

Other Titles

Races by Zip Code Tabulation Area Census Tract, Races Distribution Zip Code Tabulation Area, Races by Zip Code Map

Name Description Type Constraints
Geographic_IDUnique 14-digit codes used to represent specific geographic areas. The code identifies the summary level of data, the geographic component of the data and Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) codes. Maintained by the US Census Bureau and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).stringunique : 1 required : 1
FIPS_CodeUnique 5- digit Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) codes used to identify geographic features. Maintained by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).stringunique : 1 required : 1
Geographic_Display_LabelGeographic name for each area presented. ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) are generalized areal representations of United States Postal Service (USPS) ZIP Code service areas.stringunique : 1 required : 1
Latitude2010 Census current latitude of the internal point of ZIP Code Tabulation Area in decimal degrees (WGS 84)-
Longitude2010 Census current longitude of the internal point of ZIP Code Tabulation Area in decimal degrees (WGS 84)-
Land_Area2010 Census land area of ZIP Code Tabulation Area in square metersintegerlevel : Ratio
Water_Area2010 Census water area of ZIP Code Tabulation Area in square metersintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_TotalEstimate; Totalintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_TotalMargin of Error; Totalintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_WhiteEstimate; Total: White aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_WhiteMargin of Error; Total: White aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_Black_Or_African_AmericanEstimate; Total: Black or African American aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_Black_Or_African_AmericanMargin of Error; Total: Black or African American aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_American_Indian_And_Alaska_NativeEstimate; Total: American Indian and Alaska Native aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_American_Indian_And_Alaska_NativeMargin of Error; Total: American Indian and Alaska Native aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_AsianEstimate; Total: Asian aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_AsianMargin of Error; Total: Asian aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_Native_Hawaiian_And_Other_Pacific_IslanderEstimate; Total: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_Native_Hawaiian_And_Other_Pacific_IslanderMargin of Error; Total: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_Some_Other_RaceEstimate; Total: Some other race aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_Other_RaceMargin of Error; Total: Some other race aloneintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_Two_Or_More_RacesEstimate; Total: Two or more races:integerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_Two_Or_More_RacesMargin of Error; Total: Two or more races:integerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Total_Two_Or_More_Races_Two_Races_Including_Other_RaceEstimate; Total: Two or more races: Two races including some other raceintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Of_Error_Total_Two_Or_More_Races_Two_Races_Including_Other_RaceMargin of Error; Total: Two or more races: Two races including some other raceintegerlevel : Ratio
Estimate_Two_More_Races_Two_Races_Excluding_Other_And_Three_More_RacesEstimate; Total: Two or more races: Two races excluding some other race, and three or more racesintegerlevel : Ratio
Margin_Two_More_Races_Two_Races_Excluding_Other_And_Three_More_RacesThe margin of Error; Total: Two or more races: Two races excluding some other race, and three or more racesintegerlevel : Ratio
Geographic_IDFIPS_CodeGeographic_Display_LabelLatitudeLongitudeLand_AreaWater_AreaEstimate_TotalMargin_Of_Error_TotalEstimate_Total_WhiteMargin_Of_Error_Total_WhiteEstimate_Total_Black_Or_African_AmericanMargin_Of_Error_Total_Black_Or_African_AmericanEstimate_Total_American_Indian_And_Alaska_NativeMargin_Of_Error_Total_American_Indian_And_Alaska_NativeEstimate_Total_AsianMargin_Of_Error_Total_AsianEstimate_Total_Native_Hawaiian_And_Other_Pacific_IslanderMargin_Of_Error_Total_Native_Hawaiian_And_Other_Pacific_IslanderEstimate_Total_Some_Other_RaceMargin_Of_Error_Total_Other_RaceEstimate_Total_Two_Or_More_RacesMargin_Of_Error_Total_Two_Or_More_RacesEstimate_Total_Two_Or_More_Races_Two_Races_Including_Other_RaceMargin_Of_Error_Total_Two_Or_More_Races_Two_Races_Including_Other_RaceEstimate_Two_More_Races_Two_Races_Excluding_Other_And_Three_More_RacesMargin_Two_More_Races_Two_Races_Excluding_Other_And_Three_More_Races
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