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ERIC Number: ED349026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
"Information, Information Everywhere and Not..."
Demographic and economic materials relevant to rural economic development are the focus of this description of the types of information that are collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and how this information can be accessed. Information provided on demographic materials includes collection methods--the census, surveys, and administrative records--and the advantages and disadvantages of the three collection methods. It is noted that two types of data are available from the 1990 census--100% data from the short form questionnaire and sample data from the long form questionnaire. The sampling pattern is explained and the types of data available from each questionnaire and data products available for small-area geography are indicated. Current demographic surveys are also described. Information available from the economic censuses (conducted every 5 years), the agriculture census (conducted concurrently with the economic censuses), and "County Business Patterns" is indicated, including reports on geographic areas and industry. Information on how to order materials from the Census Bureau is provided and the availability of Census Bureau data from state and business/industry data centers is indicated. It is noted that data can be purchased from the Census Bureau in several formats, including printed reports, computer tapes, microfiche, technical documentation, and CD-ROMS. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bureau of the Census; Printed Materials
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting on Information and Rural Economic Development (Clarion, PA, June 4, 1992).