The Summarize button is located on screens within the Census database. This button is especially useful when a Query has been performed. Its purpose is to sum numeric fields to produce totals for a selected subset of records. It is also activated when you have selected map objects from MARPLOT®, and have chosen Sharing Menu - LandView - Get Info.
The following are several examples of how the "Summarize" function can be used:
Suppose you performed a query on the number of counties that have less then 5,000 persons. You may then click the Summarize button to get the total number of persons, by race and age, living in those counties.
You could also select a collection of census tracts from MARPLOT and then summarize to get the population statistics totals for all the people living in the selected area.
To do this, first highlight the tracts that you are interested in in MARPLOT. Then choose Sharing Menu - LandView - Get Info, this will take you into the LandView program. In the LandView program you will be under the Tract/BNA section of the Census database. In the left-hand column you will see Records and Found. Under Found the number of tracts that you highlighted will appear. Click on Summarize to obtain information for these tracts.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: Thursday, 26-Jan-2012 17:47:52 EST