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I am pleased to join President Waldron in establishing a pioneering center where researchers can analyze a wealth of data — under full confidentiality — that will help us better understand the dynamics of our economy and the characteristics of our diverse population,” Kincannon said.
The New York Census Research Data Center will join the nation’s eight other census research data centers (RDCs). Researchers whose proposals have met the Census Bureau’s rigorous standards can access economic and demographic data. All research conducted in the RDCs must meet the criteria of benefits to the Census Bureau, scientific merit, need for nonpublic data, feasibility and disclosure risk avoidance.
In addition to its decennial demographic census, the Census Bureau conducts censuses and surveys of businesses, households and individuals. Such data, particularly those for businesses, are not available to the public as microdata files. The RDCs provide access to uniquely detailed information on employment, poverty, housing, manufacturing, trade and other U.S. economic conditions.