Accessing Race, Ethnicity, Foreign Born, and Ancestry Data

By | February 14, 2020


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to Deborah Rivera. Thank you. You may begin. Deborah Rivera: Okay thank you so much. Good afternoon everyone. My name is Deborah Rivera. I am a Training Specialist for the Census
Bureau. And I’d like to first start things off by
giving a warm welcome to everyone who’s joining us today. This is our first session of the new Census
Academy Webinar Series. The Census Academy Webinar Series will continue
throughout the month of September. And the next webinar will take place on Wednesday,
February 12. And that webinar will be an introduction to
the Census Bureau. Our topic for today is learning how to access
race, ethnicity, foreign born and ancestry data. My role here today is to provide technical
support throughout the session. I’ll make sure that everything runs smoothly
and to introduce our speaker of course. Joining me today is my colleague Kim Davis
as well. And she will be assisting me in monitoring
the chat feature and the webinar overall. A few housekeeping items before we start. We are recording this webinar. And along with the PowerPoint presentation
and any supplemental training materials we will be posting the recording to our Census
Academy site as a free learning resource. Usually that takes about 48 hours or 2 business
days so hopefully by the beginning of next week that will be available for everyone to
share. We are going to have a live question and answer
session. And that’s going to take place after the live
demonstration that our speaker will be going through for us. But we also have the chat feature active and
available. So if you want to submit written questions
instead please go ahead and use the option to send questions to all the panelists. And that way all three of us can see your
question. I would now like to introduce our speaker
for today, Mr. Eric Coyle. Eric Coyle serves as a Data Dissemination
Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. He is responsible for building and maintaining
relationships with stakeholders through the dissemination of census data and information. He conducts Data Access Workshops and presentations
every month to a variety of organizations, local governments, tribal nations, businesses,
media, universities and a lot more so thank you so much Eric. Eric Coyle: Hi Deb. Thank you, Deb. And thank you all for joining us this afternoon
or this morning if you happen to be in Hawaii or on Pacific Time for the access to Race,
Ethnicity, Foreign Born, Ancestry Data Webinar today. Let me go ahead and go straight into the agenda,
what we’ll be covering since within this hour we’ll be covering a lot of information. And I also want to make sure we have time
for a live demo and Q&A. So I will cover of course giving you an overview
of race, Hispanic origin, foreign born and ancestry. It’s the title of our webinar. And we’ll go into the definitions, where these
definitions come from. And also we’ll go into the American Community
Survey looking at the – specifically for – especially for the foreign born and ancestry where you
can get – which is the main source of that particular – those particular variables. For decennial you can get race and Hispanic
origin data as well as our Pop Estimates Program. But for that foreign born and ancestry those
particular variables would come primarily from the American Community Survey so we’ll
cover that in addition to looking at the various way that you can access the data. So we’ll look at some of the quick – sort
of the quick data tools we have available online through census.gov as well as some
of the other major platforms like census.data.gov which is the new dissemination platform that
will take – that is taking over American Fact Finder. I’ll talk about that a little more later. So first let’s go ahead and get right into
the differences between these various characteristics of the population. When we talk about whether it’s race, Hispanic
origin, foreign born or ancestry, you know, how are all these different and how are they
specifically defined. Well essentially for race we, the Census Bureau,
basically derive the data on race from answers to the question on race. So the Census Bureau collects the race data
in accordance with guidelines that are actually set forth by the Office of Management and
Budget. And these, all these data are based on self-identification. So the racial categories that are in our various
surveys including the Decennial Census are a reflection of social definitions of race
that are already recognized in this country. And essentially they’re not an attempt to
define race categories or they’re not in a way to define race biologically, anthrologically
or genetically. So in addition it is also recognized that
the categories of the race include race, a national origin or social and cultural groups. So the Office of Management and Budget requires
that the race data be collected for a minimum of five groups which are your white, black
or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian and Native Hawaiian and other
Pacific Islander. So we do also have a six category which is
some other race so respondents may report more than one race. In regard to ethnicity, the OMB does require
federal institutes to use a minimum of two ethnicities which are Hispanic or Latino and
not Hispanic or Latino. And the OMB defines the Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity as a person, a Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other
Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. So people identify with Hispanic or Latino,
who classify themselves as one of those Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the Decennial
Census or other surveys can basically identify as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicana, Puerto
Rican or Cuban in addition to Dominican or Salvadoran or any of those other groups that
fall under Hispanic or Latino. Now in regard to the foreign born, ancestry,
foreign born is quite simple. A foreign born population essentially includes
anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth including those who become U.S. citizens through
naturalization so native born populations include anyone who is a U.S. citizen at birth. And then ancestry, this one can be a little
bit more complex as ancestry refers to a person’s self-identification. Just like all the other categories in regard
to race, ethnicity and foreign born, it’s self-identification. So it’s how someone would identify either
their ethnic origin, their descendants, their roots, heritage, place of birth, all those
could fall under the category of ancestry. So it’s – it may reflect their place of birth
or previous generations of their family. It may not reflect the place of birth. It could reflect maybe their roots, history,
etcetera, so keep that in mind when looking at ancestry. Ethnic identifies may or may not represent
geographies quite simply. So again the intent behind the ancestry question
is not to measure the degree of attachment a respondent has with a particular ethnicity. Someone who responds as Swedish for example
could represent a person who’s perhaps first generation child or feel the connection to
ancestry several generations removed. So a person’s ancestry is not necessarily
the same as his or her place of birth as I mentioned. So needless to say the – excuse me, needless
to say ancestry is a broad concept because it means different things to different people. So for instance again, one may interpret it
as where my ancestries or parents are from. Another person may consider how they see themselves
ethnically. So in regard to how long we’ve been asking
questions in regard to race, ethnicity, well that goes actually all the way back to the
first Decennial Census in 1790 when we first started collecting data on the population
and our first Decennial Census in accordance with Article I Section 2 of our constitution. Now this – the way that we collect data on
race and ask questions on race and ethnicity has changed over time based on various factors
influenced by social, political or economic factors. But 1980 that was when the census began to
follow OMB standards, again all based on self-identification. So as you can see from this really incredible
timeline and this is a visual that we do provide online. You can click on that link when you get a
copy of this presentation. Well actually when it’s posted onto Census
Academy you’ll be able to go onto this presentation and actually click on these links that are
available to look at these definitions or look at this timeline to see exactly how the
questions on race and ethnicity have changed over time. And you can see it’s been quite varied from
1790 all the way to 2010. So looking at the questions from 2010, the
question on Hispanic origin included five separate response categories and one area
where a response provided specific Hispanic origin. The first response category was intended for
respondents who do not identify as Hispanic. The remaining response categories, Mexican,
American, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin
provided answers can be combined to create the OMB category of Hispanic. Now the Census Bureau actually have conducted
extensive research and outreach over the past decade including two groundbreaking national
studies on how to improve race and ethnicity questions. You can see from the slide that you’re looking
at there was a questionnaire with combined race/ethnicity question design and then these
separate ethnicity question and race design. Through the research they determined that,
their extensive research that the combined race/ethnicity question was detailed with
detailed checkboxes where the optimal design for improving race, ethnicity data. So however, the decision was made to basically
adhere to the OMB standards, which were established in 1997 and have not changed. So OMB standards basically call for the Census
Bureau to keep the race and ethnicity question separate. Therefore, we keep to what the OMB standard
says. Hispanic or Latino in terms of ethnicity,
not Hispanic or Latino, in regard to race you saw your five major race categories and
of course the some other race, that sixth category. The exact definitions of each race category
you can see listed here so American Indian and Alaskan Native, a person having origins
in any of the original peoples of North or South America including Central America who
maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. You can see the various definitions. All these are hyperlinked in that first slide
that I showed you where you look at the difference between race, Hispanic origin, foreign born
and ancestry so you can click on that link as well or go to that source document that
is linked below. So here’s a proposed design for the 2020 Census
in keeping with those 1997 OMB standards. You can actually go to the link below where
it says more information at whether through census.gov or through 2020census.gov and see
what the sample – a sample copy of the form that is going to be made available, which
is now already made available to those in Alaska where we first just began enumeration
for the 2020 Decennial Census and those that will be receiving a postcard to fill it out
online or fill it out in person or over the phone. Those would be the various ways that you can
respond to the 2020 Census. So if you want to look at what that questionnaire
is going to look like you can go click on either one of these links and get more information
there. So now I want to get into the American Community
Survey, which is the largest national household survey collecting data that used to be collected
from our long form census. So here you can see that the ACS is a survey
that collects data on socioeconomic, housing and demographic data. And it does go out to approximately 3.5 million
addresses and helps to inform over $675 billion of federal government spending each and every
single year. This does include group quarter facilities. And if you’re not familiar with what a group
quarter facility is, essentially that would be something that is categorized as a military
barracks, a college dorm, a nursing home, homeless shelter, correctional facility. Those would basically fall under your categories
of group quarters. Now it does cover over 35 plus topics. And we do produce over 11 billion estimates
each and every single year with the American Community Survey. Like the Decennial Census the American Community
Survey is mandatory. Answers are required by law. Through the ACS we provide data releases each
and every year. We have 1 year estimates for populations of
65,000 or more. We have 1 year supplemental estimates for
populations of 20,000 or more and then we have the 5 year estimates that covers all
geographies down to the block group level. If you don’t know what a block group is you’ll
be familiar once we get into geography. So just to get an understanding of where and
why and how the ACS, the American Community Survey exists, you can basically see that
from 1790 as I mentioned before we’ve been asking and collecting data on the population
conducting that Decennial Census per our constitutional mandate. And in 1940 we implemented a long form sample
of the population to go along with the short form that covered all addresses in the country. As time went on, excuse me, that long form
census actually turned into a 1-in-6 sample, 1-in-6 household sample of the population
in the year 2000 which was the last Decennial Census we had the long form census. So of course dealing with the long form census
and the nonresponse follow-up was quite burdensome so you have both the cost of a nonresponse
follow-up for both the short and long form and then you also have currency of the data
which it’s now 2020. If we were still relying on 2010 data looking
at all the data that was collected from the long form census, all that socioeconomic and
housing data, it wouldn’t be very useful for many different reasons. So therefore in 2005 we fully implemented
the American Community Survey to replace the long form census and thus in 2010 the short
form was continued as it previously was from 1790 to 1930 and in 2020 this year we will
also be using that short form as well. So long form discontinued, has been replaced
by the American Community Survey which is now where we collect annual statistics on
the population. And you can see really the essential difference
of these two programs is that the ACS is a sample of the population. So you’re looking at, you know, how the country
is changing over time. How the country in terms of the population
characteristics are changing year after year. And then when you look at the data from the
2010 or 2020 forthcoming census you’ll see that that is the official count. That is a point in time snapshot of what the
country looks like on one particular day each ten years. So every ten years. So that is really the fundamental difference
between the two. When you look at ACS estimates that come with
margin of error, come with margins of error. I will tell you that the confidence interval
for the ACS is a base of 90% or higher. We have very good response rates. And if you’d like to learn what the response
rates for each year of the American Community Survey are you can go to the ACS web site
and actually look at not just the country but for your state and look at what those
response rates are for each and every single year of the ACS. And I can tell you on average they’re well
over 90% response rates. Now for the ACS you’ll find that we still
adhere to the definitions, the guidelines that are provided by the Office of Management
and Budget. So OMB support the guidelines of 1997 as I
mentioned. Therefore along with the decennial the ACS
must adhere to those guidelines along with all our other surveys and programs that ask
questions in regard to race and ethnicity. So it’s going to give you the first question,
Hispanic or Latino origin. If not, they would move onto the next question
in regard to race. If they type in yes they can select, check
one of the boxes that are listed or they can write it in themselves. And then they can check one or more boxes
for the box of race. Now what’s really important is that within
the ACS we ask questions that we do not ask on the Decennial Census in regard to ancestry
and place of birth. So where was this person born? That’s going to give us that foreign born
data that we look at. And of course ancestry is going to give us
a person’s ancestry or ethnic origin. Again all this is self-identification. So we have tables that will look at their
response for ancestry. We have tables that look at a second response
for ancestry, single response only. And we have total responses as well when it
comes to ancestry. And when we go online I’ll show you those
various tables we have through data.census.gov. Now one of the things I do like to point out
when it comes to the American Community Survey, it’s not just to inform our government on
how to distribute over $675 billion worth of funding that goes to states to pay for
schools, roads and hospitals. But it can be also useful for business owners
and entrepreneurs out there, companies looking to learn how to market to their customers,
to know where their customers are, to know who their customers are. ACS tells you all that information when you
look at the various categories of 35 plus topics in regard to social, economic, demographic
and housing characteristics. All together you can really look at over 450
characteristics of the population down to some pretty low level geographies. So here is an example of who your customers
are and what they could possibly potentially look at when you look at population of socioeconomic,
demographic and housing data. So yes, you’re looking at over 35 plus topics. But when you start to cross tabulate you’re
not just looking at educational attainment but looking at it for a particular geography,
but looking at educational attainment by age, by race, by ethnicity. When you look at it through, you know, we
start cross tabulating these variables, that’s when you can actually get that broader picture,
that more detailed picture of a community so it really, really, opens up the scope of
the information and the population characteristics on multiple geographies. Here you can see that as I mentioned each
and every single year we provide new statistics. So the most recent release of the ACS data
was in December where we released the – for the five year estimates that cover all geographies
down to the block group. And that was released in December, December
19th. We also released the one year estimates in
September last year of 2019. And then forthcoming we’ll have the one year
supplemental estimates February 6th coming up shortly. So each and every single year you’ll get new
estimates. This timeline is a little bit skewed. We did have a government shutdown and kind
of delayed the processing of the data from the 2018 estimates. So normally the timeline would still remain
the same, sometime in September for the one year estimates. So 2020 this year we’ll get new 2019 data. For the supplemental estimates that would
typically come out in October so hopefully that timeline. We’ll come back to you. I don’t know if we’ll get the supplemental
estimates to come out a month after the one year estimates. And then the five year estimates typically
around December. Usually the first week of December we’ll get
those five year estimates to come out. And that would be for the 2015-2019 five year
estimates. A couple of key points I’d like to make when
talking about the five year versus the one year or the one year supplemental, keep in
mind that the five year is not a mean or an average of the one year estimates. Those one year estimates are created from
just that one year, so from 2018 just those responses for that particular year. If you try to create your own five year estimates
by looking at the responses for ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 you would not get the same
number. Because the five year estimate takes 60 months’
worth of data to pull that, all that data together and create an estimate and a value
with that very large, much larger sample size. So the sample sizes are completely different. The methodology would be different. And so you wouldn’t want to make those kind
of comparisons looking at the one year and the five year, the one year supplemental estimates. In addition, you want to make sure when comparing
five year estimates with previous year five year estimates you do not want to have any
of those years overlapping. So if I was to take the 2014-2018 five year
and combine or compare it to the 2013-2017 five year, I would have four overlapping years. And of course that would skew the data. So again looking at the five year, and we
compare those five year estimates, just make sure that you’re not comparing it with data
sets that have any overlapping years. That’s what we always recommend. Now getting into geography and to me this
is absolutely one of the most important aspects of our data. This is the framework of our data. How do we, you know, tabulate the data based
on statistical areas? And a lot of people understand legal areas
as they’re defined in terms of states and counties, congressional districts, school
districts, and zip codes. But we do have statistical areas where we
provide data. And you can click on these links when the
presentation is posted in Census Academy and learn more about those geographies. But they’re really, really important to understand
in terms especially when you’re looking at something like census designated places. Census designated places are really important
geography because they provide data for areas that are unincorporated. So even if a city or town or I’m sorry, a
township out there is essentially unincorporated and has no legal function but the county can
say we very much like the Census Bureau to tabulate data for this particular area, they
give us the boundaries and we provide data for that particular area. So one thing to understand, it’s important
that this is in cooperation with state and local governments. It’s not automatic so you can have unincorporated
areas out there that are not essentially census designated places so keep that in mind. Not every unincorporated area is going to
be – have data available for it. Those areas that are unincorporated, not identified
as a census designated place, would essentially fall under the Census County Division. Another important word to look at in the census
designated place definition is the term places itself. The term places is the term that the Census
Bureau uses to identify cities and towns including CDPs, including of course census designated
places. So one thing also to understand is that not
every state has census designated places, other places, other states have county subdivisions
in lieu of a CDP. So it’s important to understand which states. Most of those are New England states, Alaska,
Wisconsin doesn’t have any CDPs. And Hawaii is also unique area. Hawaii, the State of Hawaii, all cities and
towns in Hawaii are identified as a CDP so the State of Hawaii is unique in that fashion. And that’s just through an agreement with
the Census Bureau in terms of how we tabulate data for the island areas. Another important geography is your Public
Use Microdata Areas. These are subdivisions of states that consist
of population sizes of 100,000 or more. The reason why these are important is because
from the PUMAs we create, we derive our Public Use Microdata sample files or PUMA files. And these PUMA files allow data users to essentially
tabulate. Create their own tabulations. This data is the raw data, raw individual
responses without any identifying information of course because that is paramount to us. We protect everyone’s privacy. Federal law states through Title XIII we cannot
sure anyone’s personal confidential identifiable information with any agency period or anyone
period. So in regard to your zip code tabulation areas
this is also really important geography especially I work a lot with entrepreneurials and business
owners out there and they love the zip code level geography for their mailers looking
at various areas of population at that level, which is understandable. However, for data on the population a lot
of our data tools, you’ll find the term zip code tabulation area. And theses will essentially correlate with
90% or 95% or more of the zip codes you’re already family with that you know have population
in them. Any of those zip codes that are associated
with a P.O. Box or a large postal customer we will obviously
provide any population data for those specific areas, those specific zip codes. Now an important, another really important
geography and the one that I often find myself recommending to my data users out there would
be your census tracts. Tracts are subdivisions of counties. They are based on population size and housing
units so for tracts you’re looking at anywhere from 1200 to 8000 population size. And they are optimized for 4000 tracts, again
subdivisions of counties and I’ll talk a little bit more about tracts. But the great thing about tracts is that you
will rarely find data suppression occurring. Data suppression would occur for two primary
reasons. Mainly that whether the data is – the sample
doesn’t meet our standard of quality or if there’s any chance that anyone’s personal
confidential identifiable information could be compromised through our data we would also
suppress data. That typically happens at the lower level
where you have block groups, which is the lowest level that we provide data from the
ACS. And the block group is a subdivision of a
tract. So on your screen you’ll see a collection
of tracts. Those tracts are then further broken down
into block groups. Block group is also based on population size
and housing units. For a block group you’re looking at 600 to
3000 population size. And for the lowest level geography that we
have you’re looking at the census block. Now the census block is not based on population
size or housing units. And only Decennial Census data is available
at that low level geography. Now when you put it all together I really
like to really, you know, let my audiences know, you know, it’s really a puzzle piece. When you look at a census block, not based
on population size, again only Decennial Census data is available for that level of geography
but that block combines with other blocks as you see here 3001, combines with other
3000 blocks to form a block group. Now that block group would then combine with
census tracts both the block group and the tracts again based on population size and
housing units. Now in that tract you see you have four different
block groups. You have block one, block group one, block
group two, block group three and block group four. And to form one census tract that tract is
107. 107 combines with all the other tracts to
form your county and that’s how that beautiful puzzle comes together. Now the great thing about a census tract is
if that tract must get split, so if I just take you back one slide here, you look at
all these tracts from 2010. This is Tara County, Texas. These tracts based on population size and
housing units if they change it would only be at the time of each Decennial Census. So those planners have to look at all those
tracts and determine which tracts have exceeded the threshold of 8000 and determine how they
need to be split, which is why you see some similar numbers like 1014.01 or 1014.02 or
1014.03 and at one point that was actually one tract. So as we look at tract 107, 107 let’s say
it’s now 2020. The planners have determined that that tract
had to be split in half. There’s more than 8000 people in there. It’s gone past the threshold. So now 107 will disappear completely and 107
will become 107.1 and 107.2. The beauty of the tract is that however many
times that tract gets split based on population growth then that tract frame will stay the
same. So no matter how many times they split that
tract the framework of the tract will not change. And that allows end users to actually make
a comparison over time. So no matter how many times a tract is split
you can aggregate the data of the split tracts and compare it with the previous tract of
107 and that would give you that exact comparison because again the frame of that tract will
remain the same. So here in this hierarchy you can just kind
of see giving you some placeholders to remember that tracts represent 12 to 8000 population
size, a block group 603,000 and to remember places, a term you’ll find in our data tools
including data.census.gov. A lot of different tools like our narrative
profiles or data profile tool, selection tool within the American Community Survey web site. Use the term places, okay, which is cities
and towns including CDPs. For those areas that don’t have places you
would look at – you’d be looking at county subdivisions. Again blocks, keep in mind, block is not defined
by population size. And for small geographic level but only Decennial
Census data is available at that geographic level. The block groups are the lowest level, again
for the American Community Survey. Okay now we get to the fun part. How do we access all this data? Well there are many tools. I still like to point out the ACS web site
because this is a great resource. There’s lots of information, a lot of the
questions. For those of you that have never received
the ACS, which is a completely random survey, once an address is selected from the mass
routers file it is removed for a period of five years so it cannot be resampled but again
is a completely random sample. So but you can go in here. And you can download a copy of the ACS in
English and in Spanish for every year of the survey. If you want to know why questions are asked
there has to be a federal need and justification for all the questions on the American Community
Survey. Congress approves them. And then the ACS goes out. So if you want to know why a specific question
is on the American Community Survey you can learn all there is to know. And then we also have a data portal within
ACS web site that has some very quick data access tools that I’ll showcase when we go
online. There are many, many different tools out there
to look at various categories of race, ethnicity, foreign born, ancestry, whether you’re looking
at our Quick Facts, My Travel Area tool, My Congressional Districts, any of the other
tools we have available. Many of them will allow you to quickly access
data on those four variables. So the American Fact Finder I will mention
has been replaced by data.census.gov. This is the new dissemination platform. And this is now where all future dissemination
of data will occur. So all future data releases will be inputted
into data.census.gov. No new data has been released into American
Fact Finder. In fact American Fact Finder will effectively
be shutting down on March 31st. For now it is still an archive tool. You can still go to AFF right now and you
can still access archive data. Keep in mind that data.census.gov is a platform
that is continuing to improve, continuing to have updates to it. I think it’s a fantastic new platform. I highly encourage you to not only use this
tool but to also provide your feedback. A lot of these data tools have feedback buttons,
have feedback options. Many of them will only improve based on the
data users actually using them so I highly encourage you to provide that feedback whatever
it may be. However insignificant you may think it is
it may actually be very significant to many other data users out there. So please share that feedback with us. We are building this platform and continuing
to improve it based on your feedback. Of course you should already be familiar with
Census Academy. We’re currently hosting this particular webinar. But I definitely encourage everyone to check
out our data gems. Look at the courses we have, more to come,
more that we are creating for this brand new portal. Highly encourage you to subscribe so that
you’re always up-to-date on new data gems, new courses and new webinars that are posted. Interactive maps, we have plenty that also
give you lots of data on the population in regard to race, ethnicity from 2010. Some of those data tools out there from the
ACS, you can look at some other data tools, visualization maps we have available. Very simple to use, a lot of these interfaces
are pretty simple in regard to usability. Also encourage you to stay current with us
so you can subscribe as much to Census Academy. You can subscribe to American Counts, which
is an incredible resource for looking at how data is actually used. So these stories will actually take our data
into account and give you sort of real world representation of our data. So definitely check out American Counts. They’re actual stories. We have a Directors Blog in our newsroom which
displays things like facts or features, lots of other great useful resources for media. So highly encourage you to check those out
along with our social media account. So we have social media platforms, many of
which where we disseminate lots of infographics and visualizations. One we just released on celebrating Martin
Luther King and Black History Month. You can check out our YouTube Channel, has
lots of videos, how-to’s, you can stay informed that way as well and then we also have resources
for asking questions. So we definitely want to make sure when the
public needs data or has any questions about the data that there is portals for them and
resources available to them. Okay, in addition to all that we are actually
collecting data user stories as well. So we still are looking at ways that we can,
you know, share the ACS in ways that showcase how our data users are actually benefiting
from the data. So would highly encourage you to share those
stories with us, whatever they may be, however short, however long. Please share that information with us because
it only helps to improve the quality of the resources that we have available. That is my contact information. I currently cover the State of Arizona, Nevada
and Hawaii. I also work in 13 counties in the State of
Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. And I’m happy to assist any of you within
– that reside in any of those areas with any of your data needs whether it’s free in-person
training, one-on-one webinars, simple data inquiries. That is what we’re here to do. We’re here to provide that service free of
charge just like this webinar, just like all our data, just like all our data tools. So we also have a toll-free number that you
can use when I’m not available or any of our other Data Dissemination Specialists are not
available where you can send your queries as well as that [email protected]
email so encourage you to check that out as well. And before we do the Q&A I’m going to go ahead
and jump online. I want to make sure we have time so I can
showcase some of the ways that you can access this data. And then we will try to have some time for
questions, a few questions that I know most of you are posting your questions on the chat
feature which is great. Any of those that can’t be addressed in this
webinar, we will do our best to respond to them following the webinar via email. Okay. So with that let me go ahead and take you
all online. And I’m going to go ahead and share my desktop
so hold on a second. It’s just taking a minute here. Okay so now I should be able to. Okay, so hopefully everyone should be able
to see my screen pretty well. And if you can’t, please let – Deborah Rivera: We can see it. Eric Coyle: Let me know through chat. Okay, we’re good to go. Deborah Rivera: We are. Thank you. Eric Coyle: Thank you, excellent. So one of the things I like to point out about
census.gov is one of my new favorite features actually, it seems quite simply but they just
expanded the search bar on our main page, which to me that was really, really a great
new addition to our main page. Mainly because it used to be this really tiny
little search bar in the top right corner. And often times when people look for census
data the first place they go is Google or, you know, Yahoo or Bing or any of those other
search engines out there. And I know (this is good) for them. But for census data I highly recommend that
you go to census.gov and also data.census.gov which is another portal I’ll showcase here
in a minute. But really the main reason why is because
you’ll find that, you know, if you do your searches in here and let’s say just as an
example I want to do Hawaii. I just type in population. You know you’ll get an estimate right off
the bat from our Pop ASC Program. You know if I was to go ahead and then click
on that link or hit enter on my search I would then get additional data related to my query
that I just typed in the census portal, search bar here. And so you can see where you get, you know,
and your pop estimates. You’ve also got a chart by state you can look
at and a table view, also by county. You’ve got more data here to your right related
to just the state. And I can type in the county or city and often
times I may not get the same results in terms of a chart or a table. But you will still often get the estimates
associated with that particular geography over to your right in addition to all these
other various links that you see listed below. So it is one of those kind of features. Quick Facts, another great tool I use just. So just if you want to get Quick Facts other
than outside the presentation, click on your logo. Any time you click on the Census Bureau logo
it’ll take you back. And from here you can use a scroll down. You’ll find Quick Facts which is our most
popular. What I do like about Quick Facts is that you
can compare up to six geographies of your choosing. The only caveat you must have a population
of 5000 or more. So here, you know, with Quick Facts I can
go ahead and type in. If I want to do Hawaii, I can. Again, and I want to maybe make a comparison
with California. And I can do that as well. Maybe I want to add a county so I could do
Honolulu. Of course it does help if you spell correctly
so Honolulu County. And then I can also do say Los Angeles and
instead of Los Angeles County there. Now I’ve got four. I can still add two geographies of my choosing. Now what’s great is if I want to go ahead
and get to a particular fact, I’ve got a dropdown that’ll take me straight to let’s say Native
Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander if I wanted to look at something like that or I can even
isolate particular topics. So you can’t isolate a fact. But you can look at let’s say businesses. If I were to look at business data and I can
isolate that topic right there, right, or look at any of the other population characteristics,
veterans, foreign born. There it is. I can get that data and have it nice and isolated
in my table. Additionally I can click on this map and I
can then visualize this data in a map, sort of a map view. And I just have to select. Do I want to look at all the states in the
country? If I click on state, that’s what I’ll get. Or I can look at let’s say all the counties
in the State of Hawaii so there you could just hover over and you’ll get those estimates
just by hovering. You want to add any to your table, simply
click on it and click add. It’s pretty simple interface. You have the chart view which will basically
allow you to compare the data. Let’s say we want to do Los Angeles County. So if I want to just quickly compare all the
data for that particular variable for all counties in California, easily done. If I want to do change that, no problem, just
go ahead and select any of the other variables that you see here. Okay. The dashboard brings everything together. Just select again your geography. So let’s say I do Los Angeles County. I’m going to see a map of all the counties
in California. I’m going to have my table view. Below that I’m going to have my chart view. And then the More button here to the right
allows you to go ahead and print and download and email and you can even embed the tool
and share on social media. So just a really quick awesome tool to get
data and that’s just one of the quick ones. There are many. I would recommend also Census Business Builder
if you want to look at ACS with business data. There’s really a lot of great tools in forthcoming
webinars or even recorded webinars teaching data users how to use and access data using
those tools. So from here I want to now take you to the
American Community Survey web site. And this is the portal where you can actually
click on data. And just to give you an example of some of
the most robust tables that we have available, I want to show you a very quick selection
tool that will take you into data.census.gov where we can do most of our exploring. So here for data profiles if I click on that
under Data Tables and Tools it’s going to give me that option. And it’s a little different. This is going through some updates. And it’s showing a little different than what
it was earlier which is kind of more geared toward the narrative profile interface. But here you can go ahead and select just
for the U.S. are four data profiles, social, economic, housing and demographic. Or you can come and do selection whether by
states or by county. If you want county, first select your state
so here if I go to let’s say Nevada and I select either place or county. Maybe I’ll do place as we all know now represents
those townships out there, cities and towns including CDPs, right. So here you can see where I can scroll down
and in Nevada there are far more census designated places than there are incorporated cities
and towns. But here you can go ahead and scroll all the
way down to a fun little town I’ve been to before, Tonopah. And yes, we’ll still, even though it’s a very
small rural town in Nevada we can go ahead and look at some of the social characteristics
from our data profiles. And here I’m actually not getting the response. And the table is correct. But it should take me to data.census.gov so,
you know, death by demo as usual. But here we can see that you can look at just
the vast amount of data related to just one data profile here, your DP2. And that’s your household by type, relationship,
marital, fertility. If you scroll down you’re going to get into
where you get the place of birth data there. And then as well as the ancestry data further
down in this particular table as you can see, right. So this is just looking at it by geography,
one data profile, which is really great. In addition to the data profiles we have narrative
profiles. And these are other really sort of quick hit,
quick wins. You can go here and here you can actually
access tract level data. You can’t do that in the data tool that I
just showed you. It doesn’t go down to tract. Just goes down to place. But we do have data profiles that go down
to the Census Tract. But here for the narrative we’ll go ahead
and select place again. And when you select your place it should give
you an option. If it does, let me try state or maybe not,
there we go. Let me try place again. And seem to be having another glitch so let
me try this again. And we’ll try place. There we go. So sometimes you just have to refresh the
page if you get a glitch like that. And that would go with pretty much any of
our data tools that are out there. Here I’m just going to go ahead and run down
to – let me go ahead and do – oh I passed. There we go. Oh there we go. There we go, a little glitchy, all right. So here in this narrative profile you can
see exactly how much data you get in these really, really easy to access profiles. And if you scroll down this is where you’ll
get that ethnicity and foreign born population data and narrative profiles. And all the way down if you scroll further
down you get a lot of data in these tables, in these narrative profiles. You’ll find your population data. And below that although you’ll get a graph
or a chart it still gives you the data in regard to race and Hispanic origin in sort
of nontechnical text. Okay so with that now I do want to take us
quickly to data.census.gov because here there’s a couple of things that you can do to access
data on race, ethnicity, foreign born and ancestry. So right off the bat if I want let’s say Hispanic,
oops, or Latino I can go ahead and select that. And it’ll take me to a page where I can then
look at tables related to that. There’s my DP5 which is that fourth data profile. And it’s going to be all related to the race
and ethnicity for any particular geography that you select and from the ACS down to the
block group, for decennial down to the block. You also have maps that you can look at and
sort of select geographies that way. If I take you to the table view here very
quickly you can see that you’ve got the display view and additional tables that you can look
at based on that particular Hispanic or Latino. So you can immediately download from here
if you wanted to or you can actually go into a filtering tool and here you can add topics
or sort of, you know, filter out a lot of these other tables that are available by selecting
these specific topics. So let’s say you wanted educational attainment. And you selected that or school enrollments
or something like that. And then you select Hide over here. Click that Show button. And it should go ahead and change that table
but it did not. So oh, even though it’s in my filter, let
me hide again. And no, okay. So let me go to customize table. Let me see if I can get rid of this. There we go. And I’m going to customize my table. And I’ve got my two topics and this is still
showing me my DP5. But here under Topics, I’m going to clear
that one. Edu – I’m going to clear educational attainment
and see if I can add it again. And this worked earlier. Okay, well in this particular table you can
then go ahead and select other geographies. So if I want to go ahead and select state,
and you could’ve done it from the other filtering option and hopefully this won’t glitch on
me as well. So let’s add Hawaii. And it shows up in my selected geographies
and close. And now there it goes so now it did work and
it changed to State of Hawaii so now I get that data just like that. Additionally up here when I’m in this view,
you can go back to the table view by selecting tables. You can go to the original search by either
clicking the logo or going there. So if I click on that logo it takes me right
back. And again so just as you saw for Hispanic
or Latino the way I typed it in, I could do the advance search here and then I could click
on various topics. To start off with let me go back to clear
filters here. Yes, clear selections. And oops, there we go, advance search. And when you get into the topics category
under Population or Race and Ethnicity, this is where you’ll find the race/ethnicity category. Now for those that have a box next to those
categories that is basically where the selection will end. Those where you do not see a category or a
box next to it, it means that if I click American Indian/Alaska Native I could go further into
those particular tables. So for example if I want let’s say Native
Hawaiian but I want to go more into Native Hawaiian alone I wouldn’t select the box,
the one that has a box next to it. I would select Native Hawaiian and other Pacific
Islander without the box next to it. And that would allow me then to have more
categories where I could go either select these two or wouldn’t allow me to select more
or into detailed. So the same if I was to select Asian, I want
to make sure I select that. And it allows me to go into more of those
subgroups like Japanese, Filipino, what have you. And here’s where I could find Native Hawaiian
alone. If I check that box, now it’s in my selected
filters. And I click search and there we go. There’s my selected population profile which
is another really useful tool. And you can see here for United States click
back to my filter. If I want to make a comparison I click on
geography. And I could go ahead and click states. And add Hawaii. Now for a lot other ways to use this tool
I would highly recommend, there’s my selected filters, I would highly recommend to go ahead
and look at some of the other webinars to show you how to use this particular data tool
data.census.gov. Okay. That will give you lots of great insights
into some of the new features, some of that are forthcoming. As you can see it didn’t add U.S. here. I click on my geography again, click the United
States. And now when I close this I should have both
in there. I should be able to make that comparison. And then you can download the table. Here we have Hawaii, U.S. And a couple ways that you can download either
as CSV, clicking more here, you can download multiple years, CSV, PDF, still not yet available
or you can highlight the entire table by hitting Control A. And this is what I recommend if
you don’t want a CSV file, Control A, highlight the whole table, right click and copy with
headers. You can also export directly to Excel. But I find that the copy with headers and
then pasting it into as you can see, 1725 cells copied into an Excel spreadsheet, gives
it a much nicer look. So those are your two ways that you can download
or a few ways that you can download or copy the data into an Excel spreadsheet outside
of CSV. All right, so with that I know we’re just
out of time. I want to go ahead and just see if we have
time for maybe one or two questions that haven’t been answered via the chat. So Deb we’ll go ahead and see if anyone has
any – a couple of questions, maybe five minutes of questions since we’re already at time. Coordinator: Thank you. We’ll begin a question and answer session. If you’d like to ask a question or make a
comment from the phones you may press star 1. Make sure your phone is unmuted and record
your name. And you may press star 2 to withdraw that
request. Again, for audio questions or comments please
press star 1 and record your name and star 2 to withdraw that request. And we do have a question or comment coming
from (David Martin Graff). Your line is open. (David Martin Graff): Yes. Hello. Good afternoon everybody. Eric Coyle: Hi (David). (David Martin Graff): Can you hear me? Eric Coyle: I can hear you fine. (David Martin Graff): Okay wonderful. Thank you. Thank you so much Eric. So I am just wondering and in the process
of getting acclimated and starting to get a little more intrigued with the data what
– how does the most sensitive data get completed? In other words, if we’re looking at benchmark
of folks who may have, you know, classification changes at any time? And a good example is the disabled community. Is that generally an impeded statistic that
comes from social security or any of those kinds of agencies who aggregate their definitions? I know the IRS has a different definition
of disabled than the Social Security Administration Board. So for the IRS if you just have a limitation,
I think they just require like it’s a permanent injury anybody who has a permanent injury
can take the standard deduction. But that’s not the definition that social
security follows. They follow a different definition that would
be more related to the person’s income and also their full time employment activity. So if they’re permanently injured the IRS
would probably consider them disabled. And then, you know, social security would
consider them disabled if they were not working full time or they – and especially they have
any limitation that fell under the definition of social security’s defined disability. And that’s a little bit more than I guess
– I guess it’s a little bit differently monetarily because the IRS isn’t concerned about
monetary. They just leave it at if you’re permanently injured
that’s generally a good enough basis for that definition to apply. So just was wondering if you follow one particular
agency or do you just look at like the World Health Organization’s definition. Eric Coyle: And what – I’m sorry. Maybe I misheard. What specific definition are you referencing? (David Martin Graff): I’m just saying as an
example for the disabled community like those numbers – Eric Coyle: Oh the disabled, right – (David Martin Graff): For example (unintelligible)
area that you’re applying more broadly I guess. We’re doing a minority (unintelligible) [01:00:18]. I’m just saying from the standpoint of how
quickly the data are based to the extent that how rate or scale the data is, what general
metrics are used in aggregating that information? And is there a particular standard, like could
we go through that anywhere on the web site just to see – Eric Coyle: Well what I can tell you is that
the data again from the ACS is derived. It’s all self-respondent so how people respond
to the question. And the question in regards to disability
you can actually go onto again to the ACS web site, which I’m showing now on the screen
where you can look at each and every single year of the ACS Form. And here where you can actually download a
copy and see exactly how the questions are asked. The answers are aggregated then and published
based on responses, the self-response from these specific questions in regard to disability
status. I can tell you for veterans specifically the
question asks, you know, if they have a service connected disability only, you know, in regard
to that disability for veterans. And then it also asks what the percentage
is. So you can look at not just disability on
veterans but what the percentages are of that, you know, not of that specific disability
obviously, not getting into a specific identifiable disability. But just whether or not someone is categorized
and or put into that category let’s say. (David Martin Graff): So the data that would
be. I mean we would be working on first would
be the 2019 data. Once the 2020 Census is complete doesn’t all
of that data that is self-reliant, self-reported, doesn’t that generally get scrubbed and get
changed and that’s every census that we perform like in other words 2010, 2020? Isn’t that or does that override and update
the information or is it still community-based? Eric Coyle: Well the question on disability
is not asked in the decennial census. Only questions in regard to the sort of race,
ethnicity and housing tenure, family, that’s basically what we ask in the Decennial Census. And in fact you can go again, if we go to
the 2020 portal through census.gov, which is linked in the presentation, you can see
exactly what those questions are. And that’s what I was trying to do right now
actually so. Here’s the operational. I would click on the operational information. And then that will give you the sample questionnaire. (David Martin Graff): Okay great. Thank you so much Eric. Eric Coyle: No problem. Coordinator: Thank you. Our next question or comment comes from Kevin
Resler. Your line is open. Kevin Resler: Hi. This is Kevin Resler. Eric Coyle: Hi Kevin. Kevin Resler: Hi. So I’m with the Federal Highway Administration
in the Civil Rights Office. And what we do a lot of is demographic analysis
regarding project areas for road projects. And we also do a lot of teaching for states
and locals. And we’re trying to make the transition away
from Fact Finder. And I just have a couple quick questions. The first is that I haven’t heard before that
– I thought I heard you say Eric that the Fact Finder web site will be shutting down
in March, is that correct. Eric Coyle: That is correct. It will be at the end of March that Fact Finder
will eventually be shut down. Kevin Resler: Okay so as in not accessible
and all that. Eric Coyle: That is correct. Currently it’s still accessible as an archive
tool. Kevin Resler: Yes. Eric Coyle: For any of the previous year data,
that’s all in there now. You can go in of course through any of these
other features here and still access the data. But it will eventually be shut down. Kevin Resler: Okay. So related to that and I appreciate your answer
very much is the Download Center, that’s where we would go to just grab the tables that we
would need ordinarily. Is that associated with just the Fact Finder
web site? Is that navigating over, migrating over to
data� Eric Coyle: Yes. You will have the same ability. The FTP, you know, and but we’re also, you
know, highly recommending to our data users to also go into our API. So if I go back to census.gov over here. I also like to let my data users, and I do
a lot of work with the API to, you know, help developers understand, you know, its uses
and the various API that we have available. Many of our data tools function off our API
like Census Business Builder, Quick Facts. Many people can create those same types of
tools using our available API as well. Keep in mind, you don’t need a key if you’re
not planning on making over 500 calls in a 24 hour period. But we do provide over 28 available APIs through
census.gov. And it’s of course all this is free and available
24/7. Kevin Resler: Okay. All right, and then finally, you know, we
have had a lot of trouble downloading what we need from data.census.gov. And I think one thing we struggle with is
where to send our users for help. We’ve had folks say that when they have trouble
downloading, because we have very specific tables that we use. We really don’t venture outside of maybe a
half dozen tables. So we go to the same sources every time, just
different geographies. And so for our users, you know, with Fact
Finder it was pretty simple because it was really easy to basically grab statewide data
even at the block level or what have you. We haven’t really found a way to do that yet
just downloading. I haven’t worked with the API. But is there a way to do that? You said the Download Center may be coming
but even in terms of just going through the menus, working through the menu system, we
can’t seem to do that. Eric Coyle: Yes. So I would highly recommend looking at the
four release notes here that kind of give you a breakdown of, you know, what’s been
updated and what hasn’t been. And I seem to be having another glitch here
where it’s not giving me that option here. A lot of the questions can be answered through
our release notes within data.census.gov just identifying the stuff that you’re talking
about right now. Kevin Resler: Okay. Eric Coyle: And I would also recommend for
any additional questions there is this census.feedback where they can respond to your queries that
way. And also what I pointed out in the presentation
is our [email protected] email address which, you know, goes to, you know, our Data
Dissemination Systems who then can either try to respond to you or forward that to our
subject matter experts or us, the Data Dissemination Specialists who can also try to assist you. So there are multiple ways that you can try
to get assistance when you need it or send people to. And I would definitely recommend either the
census.feedback or [email protected] Kevin Resler: Okay. Well thank you very much for your answers. We will try that out. Eric Coyle: All right thanks Kevin. Coordinator: Thank you. Our next question or comment is from (Susan
Charles). Your line is open. (Susan Charles): Yes thank you. First, when will the hires be notified? And second, when will work actually begin? Eric Coyle: Okay. So thank you for joining the webinar. But this webinar is for informational purposes
only. So there’s no information that we can provide
related to 2020 Census jobs through this webinar. I would highly recommend going to 2020census.gov/jobs
for any information related to 2020 Census jobs. (Susan Charles): Okay great. Thank you so much. Coordinator: Thank you. Our next question or comment is from (Alojandra). Your line is open. (Alojandra): Oh hello. I work for the Nevada Department of Corrections. And we collect a lot of information on social
demographics from our present population. And we have a lot of the (CDPs) identifying
who should be consider Hispanic or not. At this time we don’t split our data into
race and ethnicity. But we want to work towards that so if I understood
correctly it was said that it’s also okay to base it on how the person feels that they
are or whether if their parents were Hispanic or from a Hispanic country. Eric Coyle: Well the answers are completely
self-respondent, right. So self – it’s how any individual out there
self-identifies whether in regard to race, ethnicity, ancestry. It’s all self-respondent. So the reason why OMB determines Hispanic
or Latino and two – and not Hispanic or Latino as the two ethnic categories is that someone
can identify as Hispanic or Latino and also of any race group. So they can identify as Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity, whichever one it may be. And then also identify as either one race
or multiple race groups. It’s – so and that again it’s just based on
the guidelines that were set forth by the Office of Management and Budget as of 1997
and still remain in place. (Alojandra): So what if the person is from
Spain? Eric Coyle: So again that would fall under,
you know, again however they identify. If they put, you know, Spanish as their, you
know, ethnicity, and then select a separate race category or they put that in their ancestry
or even if they’re let’s foreign born population that could be another way to – that it could
sort of be tabulated because again this is all self-respondent. It’s how people identify for themselves. (Alojandra): Okay so based – Eric Coyle: And based on – it’s all based
on social definitions. (Alojandra): Right. Well a lot of the times, you know, like our
immigrant population will not know how to identify themselves so we kind of have to
help in terms of defining that. So if we receive someone who is African American
and born in Brazil would it be okay to categorize that person as Hispanic if the person didn’t
know what to identify himself as? Eric Coyle: Right. So I mean in terms like are there instructions
for how people would sort of choose a category – (Alojandra): Right. Eric Coyle: – for race, ethnicity? Yes, so in there, I mean it’s sort of somewhat
self-explanatory. But, you know, they can always, you know,
there’s going to be resources. There are resources whether it’s through 2020census.gov,
through the Regional Census Centers and areas and sources around the country. They can ask questions or get information. And I would recommend going to 2020census.gov
and sort of any other questions related to the decennial and, you know, providing more
information and instructions on how people can respond correctly. And so I can tell you that for, you know,
group quarters in 2020, we’ll provide information on how the forms are to be completed for that
specific category. (Alojandra): Yes, yes. They were working with the U.S. Census Bureau
to get ready for the Decennial Census as well. But I have another quick question. Did you say that the ACA – ACS – Eric Coyle: ACS. (Alojandra): – and $755 billion in funding? Eric Coyle: Six hundred and seventy-five,
it’s actually more than that but that’s the number we use. But it’s more than – it helps to inform the
distribution of over $675 billion annually from the federal government to the states
to of course fund schools, roads, hospitals, Title I grants, things like that. (Alojandra): So the numbers are utilized to
validate the need for public services. Eric Coyle: That is correct. (Alojandra): Okay. Okay. Eric Coyle: And the same applies to the Decennial
Census. It’s not just the American Community Survey. But data from the decennial also helps to
inform the government on how to distribute funding across states so it’s not just the
ACS. It is the decennial as well. (Alojandra): Okay. And I have one last question. Is there a phone App for the U.S. Census Bureau? Eric Coyle: A phone App, no. Not to my – we used to have a few Apps available. But they’ve been since discontinued. So we don’t have an App. But our web site and a lot of our data tools
are actually optimized for mobile use. So a tool like the Census Business Builder
which is an incredible resource, that’s actually optimized for mobile use. (Alojandra): Okay. Well thank you very much. Eric Coyle: Sure absolutely. Coordinator: Thank you. Deborah Rivera: So Operator would you be able
to tell us how many questions we have on the queue right now? Coordinator: We have seven more questions. Deborah Rivera: Okay. I think we’re going to only be able to take
maybe one or two more questions. Eric, what do you think? Eric Coyle: Yes. I think in the interest of time. Deborah Rivera: Yes. Eric Coyle: We’ve kind of gone well over our
mark so I think maybe one or two – Deborah Rivera: We did. Eric Coyle: – questions and then for any of
those other questions out there, again feel free to, you know, use that [email protected]
email as a resource. You can send that. Or, you know, you can even send them directly
to me and we can try to address those questions afterward. Coordinator: Thank you. Our next question or comment is from Amy Lightstone. Your line is open. Amy Lightstone: Thank you. I work for the Los Angeles Department of Public
Health. And we’re working to set standards for race
data by replicating how the census is reporting it. And particular in relation to the some other
race category, are those responses re-categorized? And if so, how are they? So for example somebody said they’re Bolivian. How would that be captured? Eric Coyle: So let me go ahead and just pull
up the DP in the U.S. So here we just get an age. You’ll see the race categories and how they’re
sort of tabulated or published in regard to race. And you get, you know, one race, two or more
races, one race, etcetera. And then you get your major race categories,
right. So you have the white, your black or African
American, American Indian. These are just a few of the groupings. There are many – far more than that along
with Asian, Native Hawaiian, two more races. Here you can see words for the categorized
race alone or in combination. Then you get a whole separate, you know, tabulation
for that particular data. And then it gets into the Hispanic or Latino,
looking at total pop, Hispanic or Latino of any race. Let me slide this across. Now you can see that. Not Hispanic or Latino and then two or more
races. Here you go. So that’s basically how the data is published. Amy Lightstone: So if somebody had said, you
know, that say that they said they’re non-Hispanic but under Race they just put under Some Other
Race Bolivian. How would that be captured? Do those get re-categorized at all? Eric Coyle: Well we see – okay, so yes. So essentially if like let’s say someone put
Brazilian under Ethnicity or Race. That would actually then get, you know, categorized
as ancestry because that is where Brazilian is categorized. So someone of Brazilian, you know, ancestry
essentially, that is what – that’s how the Census Bureau categorizes people from or identified
as being Brazilian because they don’t identify as an actual race or ethnicity. It falls under Ancestry. Amy Lightstone: So then what would that person
– what race would you put that person as? Do they just – Eric Coyle: It would be a race of I believe
it would be white but do not quote me on that. For that I would actually go to the American
Community Survey and I would look at our methodology. So here let me go to surveys and programs
because I’m not actually a subject matter expert for the American Community Survey. So I don’t want to give you erroneous information. So you can either send an email directly to
through the Contact Us portal or you can actually look at going back to the methodology here
and also the technical documentation that’s available. Amy Lightstone: Okay thank you. Coordinator: Thank you. And our final question comes from (Roger Smith). Your line is open. (Roger Smith): Hi. Thank you very much for taking. Quickly, I missed the first half, trouble
logging in. Was this webinar or presentation recorded
for review? Eric Coyle: Yes. Yes it is. So this webinar will – is being recorded. And the presentation along with the recording
will be made available at a future date. It’ll be posted into the Census Academy web
site. So I would check back. You know it shouldn’t take very long but I
would check back within maybe a week or two at most and hopefully it’ll be posted by then
where you can download the presentation, a transcript and also view the video. (Roger Smith): Thank you. And now you got room for somebody else. Eric Coyle: Thank you. Coordinator: Did you want to take another
question? Eric Coyle: No. I think in the interest of time we’re going
to go ahead and end the webinar there. So that’s actually a perfect question to conclude
the webinar because now everyone knows that they can get access to the webinar through
Census Academy where you can of course access forthcoming, subscribe and get details on
forthcoming webinars, look at data gems, see our courses that are available, currently
available, start registering for those forthcoming webinars and also go into recorded webinars
where you can actually watch, view at your leisure any of the other trainings we’ve had
made weekly available through Census Academy. So I want to thank everybody again, thank
you all for your time today, thank you for sticking around for us going a little bit
over. Sorry for a couple of those glitches that
we had. But again if you have any questions please
feel free to contact us at [email protected] and don’t forget to subscribe to Census Academy. So thank you all again very much. Coordinator: That concludes today’s conference
call. Thank you for your participation. You may disconnect at this time.

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