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Planning Database 2015

Component ID: #ti334973439

2015 Planning Database

The 2015 Planning Database contains selected 2010 Census and 2009-2013 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. Data are provided at both the census block group and the tract levels of geography. The Planning Database (PDB) assembles a range of housing, demographic, socioeconomic, and census operational data. The Low Response Score (LRS) is provided that is similar in purpose to the Hard-to-Count scores issued after past censuses. This score identifies block groups and tracts whose characteristics predict low census mail return rate and are highly correlated (negatively) with census and survey participation.

The Planning Database can be used to:

  • Identify areas with Low Response Scores (LRS) that may require a tailored outreach to boost survey participation.
  • Link spatial map data files to create thematic maps.
  • Conduct numerous types of analyses, including topographical.
  • Inform federal, state, and local planners for natural disaster response, as well as community planning.

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