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Assignment 13. Census: Estimating Change Adapted from Peters and MacDonald, Unlocking the Census with GIS (pages 114-26). The following example concerns how to estimate 1990-2000 changes in the number and percentage of renter-occupied housing units of census tracts despite changes in census tract boundaries during this period. 1. Find the census definitions of “renter occupied housing unit” for 1990 and 2000. To what extent are these definitions comparable or not? If they are sufficiently comparable, continue to Step 2. 2. Download the instructions for ‘Census 2000: Census Tract Relationship Files’ http://www.census.gov/geo/www.relate/re_tract.html (see Peters and MacDonald, pages 117-20). 3. Examine the information for the ‘Population-based Census Tract Relationship
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Unformatted text preview: Files’ (see Peters and MacDonald, pages 117-20). 4. Download the ‘Census Tract Relationship Files’ for Louisiana and select the records for Orleans Parish. 5. Document which census tracts changed and how they changed between 1990 and 2000, creating a table like that in Peters and MacDonald (page 119). a. Fill in the corresponding data. b. Compute the 1990-2000 change in number of renter-occupied housing units per census tract. c. Compute the 1990-2000 percentage change in renter-occupied units per census tract. 6. Add the data for absolute and relative change to your already created database for Orleans Parish, and map the new data....
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