For the first time, economic census tabulations will include Census Designated Places (CDPs) with 5,000 or more inhabitants or 5,000 or more workers. CDPs are often referred to as “unincorporated places”. Some CDPs, such as East Los Angeles, are quite large. The same 5,000 population/worker minimum will apply for all places.
This is the first time that the number of workers has been introduced into the criterion, and helps ensure that economically important places are published, even if they have few residents.
Example: An area near Orlando, Florida has thousands of workers, but had only 16 residents in 2000. Worker data are primarily from the Census 2000 and are tabulated by place of work so that all sectors can be included.
The 5,000 population/worker minimum has had an impact on the valid places for data dissemination.
Learn more about economic census geographies and geography changes.