2016 American Community Survey: 5-Year Data, 2012-2016, Block Group Level, Selected Metrics

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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator U.S. Census Bureau
Title 2016 American Community Survey: 5-Year Data, 2012-2016, Block Group Level, Selected Metrics
Abstract American Community Survey (ACS) provides detailed demographic, social, economic, commuting and housing statistics based on continuous survey data collection. Data collected over the most recent 5 years are batched, summarized and published the following year. Summary tables compiled with 5-year data are available for all places and have approximately 20,000 variables from 900 tabulations.
Purpose American Community Survey (ACS) provides detailed demographic, social, economic, commuting and housing statistics based on continuous survey data collection.
Time Period of Content Date 2016
Currentness Reference Five-year summary data are available annually, starting with the 2005-2009 period for Regional, County, and Community totals; the most recent five-year summary data cover the 2012-2016 period. Five-year summary data are available annually, starting with the 2006-2010 period for Station Areas. The Census Bureau no longer publishes three-year summary data, but previous releases remain available for Regional, County, and Community totals, starting with the 2005-2007 period and ending with the 2011-2013 period.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5
Place Keywords
Theme Keywords Census, demographics, American Community Survey
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints
Contact Person Information Catalog Manager,
University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN  55803
Phone: 218-788-2767
Email: nrri-gis@d.umn.edu
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Statistics produced for American Community Survey and included in ACS tables are survey-based estimates and are subject to error. The errors derive from research design (including instrument bias, data frame, and sampling), the survey data collection (non-response bias and response errors), and processing by the Census Bureau (data coding, compilation processes, and case weighting), as well as statistical inference error and uncertainty (which are related to sample size and variance within the measured attributes). US Census Bureau's report on "Accuracy of the Data" can be found at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/data_documentation/documentation_main/
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Data available annually, starting with period 2005-09 for 5-year data. Each annual vintage release uses the most recent year's TIGER geographic boundaries. Downloaded from NHGIS (nhgis.org) (see Citation for more information).

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview median_age -->
Title: Median Age
Derived from: Median Age by Sex
Universe: Total population
Source code: B01002
NHGIS code: AF2B

total_pop -->
Title: Total Population
Derived from: Total Population
Universe: Total population
Source code: B01003
NHGIS code: AF2L

pct_public -->
Title: Percent of Workers 16 Years and Over that use Public Transportation as their Means of Transportation to Work
Derived from: Means of Transportation to Work
Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Source code: B08301
NHGIS code: AF3B

travel_tim -->
Title: Median Travel Time to Work
Derived from: Travel Time to Work
Universe: Workers 16 years and over who did not work at home
Source code: B08303
NHGIS code: AF3D

pct_bachel -->
Title: Percent of the Population 25 Years and Over with a Bachelors Degree or Higher
Derived from: Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over
Universe: Population 25 years and over
Source code: B15003
NHGIS code: AF4O

percap_inc -->
Title: Per Capita Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)
Derived from: Per Capita Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)
Universe: Total population
Source code: B19301
NHGIS code: AF6A

pct_unempl -->
Title: Percent of the Population 16 Years and Over that is Unemployed
Derived from: Employment Status for the Population 16 Years and Over
Universe: Population 16 years and over
Source code: B23025
NHGIS code: AF67

pct_ownero -->
Title: Percent of Housing Units that are Owner Occupied
Derived from: Tenure
Universe: Occupied housing units
Source code: B25003
NHGIS code: AF7P
Detailed Citation Steven Manson, Jonathan Schroeder, David Van Riper, and Steven Ruggles.
IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System: Version 12.0
[Database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. 2017.
http://doi.org/10.18128/D050.V12.0
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Publication Date periodically revised
Contact Person Information Catalog Manager,
University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN  55803
Phone: 218-788-2767
Email: nrri-gis@d.umn.edu
Distributor's Data Set Identifier
Distribution Liability You may publish a subset of the data to meet journal requirements for accessing
data related to a particular publication. Contact us for permission for any other
redistribution; we will consider requests for free and commercial redistribution.
Ordering Instructions
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 06/15/2018
Contact Person Information Catalog Manager,
University of Minnesota, Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN  55803
Phone: 218-788-2767
Email: nrri-gis@d.umn.edu
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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