ERIC Number: ED330601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Census Tracts (PHC80-2). Census '80 Product Primers: Primer Number 10.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.
This primer is designed to teach about the concept of census tracts. Census tracts are relatively small statistical subdivisons that vary in population from about 2,500 to 8,000 and are designed to include fairly homogeneous populations. They are most often found in cities and counties of metropolitan areas of the nation. In all, there are over 43,300 census tracts (according to the 1980 Census). Product primers are prepared primarily for college-level instructors, but can also be used for self-study. This primer includes background information, exercises designed to teach census concepts and data use skills, a presentation outline, and exercise answer keys. (DB)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Maps, Population Distribution, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Urban Studies
Customer Services (DUSD), Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Geographic
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Data User Services Div.