What Data Can I Expect to Get from the 2010 Census?

With the development of the American Community Survey over the last decade, the 2010 Census was much, much shorter than in 2000 or indeed any previous Census except for 1790.

In 2010, there were only 10 questions covering:

  • how many people live here
  • how old they are
  • what sex they are
  • how they are related
  • how they define their race
  • how they define their ethnicity
  • whether their home is owned, rented, or no payment required
  • whether the people in this house sometimes live elsewhere (college, nursing homes, prison, military, etc)

For recent data on any other socio-economic topics, users must now use the American Community Survey.

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