2017 American Community Survey: 5-Year Data, 2013-2017, Block Group Level, Selected Metrics

 

This page last updated: 06/20/2019

Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

 


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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

2017 American Community Survey: 5-Year Data, 2013-2017, 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

2017

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 2013-2017 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 the US Census Bureau.

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

Title: ACS - Median Age

Description: Median age of all people. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Median Age by Sex
Universe: Total population
Source code: B01002

Title: Population - 2017 (Block Groups)

Description: Total population. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Total Population
Universe: Total population
Source code: B01003

Title: ACS - Means of Transportation to Work

Description: The percentage of workers who commute using public transportation. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Means of Transportation to Work
Universe: Workers 16 years and over
Source code: B08301

Title: ACS - Travel Time to Work

Description: Median travel time to work for those who commute. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Travel Time to Work
Universe: Workers 16 years and over who did not work at home
Source code: B08303

Title: ACS - Educational Attainment

Description: The percentage of the total population with at least a Bachelor’s degree. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over
Universe: Population 25 years and over
Source code: B15003
NHGIS code: AF4O

Title: ACS - Per Capita Income

Description: Per Capita Income over the last 12 months. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Per Capita Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)
Universe: Total population
Source code: B19301

Title: ACS - Employment Status

Description: Percentage of people in the workforce that are unemployed. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Employment Status for the Population 16 Years and Over
Universe: Population 16 years and over
Source code: B23025

Title: ACS - Homeownership Rate

Description: Percentage of total homes that are owner-occupied. Both an estimate and margin of error (moe) are provided.
Derived from: Tenure
Universe: Occupied housing units
Source code: B25003

Detailed Citation

Table Detail:

 

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

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Section 7

Metadata Reference

Metadata Date

06/20/2019

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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