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The who, what, and where of America : understanding the census results
Riche, Martha Farnsworth.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xxxvi, 1123 pages, 127 unnumbered in various pagings : maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
General Note:
""Special edition that complements Bernan's County and city extra, an annual publication"--P. xi.
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HA201.122 .W46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Finally-a reference that helps you understand what the census tells us about Americans! This new addition to the County and City Extra series brings Census 2000 long form results together into one, convenient volume. The first part of The Who, What and Where of America covers age, ethnicity, and household structures. The second part covers education, labor force, and income. The third provides an overview on housing, transportation, and migration. Each part is preceded by an analysis written by Martha Farnsworth Riche, Ph.D., former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Ranking tables provide straight numerical rankings and show how areas diverge from the national norm. These research aids are invaluable for helping researchers understand what the census long form data tell us about who we are, what we do, and where we live.

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Riche (director, US Census Bureau, 1994-98) and her team of data analysts offer a highly useful new title in Bernan's "County and City Extra" annual series. The data, drawn from both the long and short 2000 census forms, cover every state, county, metropolis, and city of 25,000 or more. The work has three main sections: age, ethnicity, and household structure; education, labor force, and income; migration, housing, and transportation. A brief essay summarizing major changes and trends derived from the data precedes each section. The detail provided makes the investment worthwhile. For some units (e.g., states), the compilers present as many as 250 categories of data. Colored maps illustrate the status of a given data group county by county, reinforcing the text. Appended materials include such essentials as the definitions used by the Census Bureau for race, poverty, family type, etc., which can be substantially different from the general reader's understanding. The reinforced binding will help ensure a long and useful shelf life. A valued addition to all reference collections. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels of students and researchers. J. M. Robson Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology