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Variable Definition:
Total Population: The total number of people in an area
Source:
American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, Table B01003
Years Available:
2006-10, 2007-11, 2008-12, 2009-13, 2010-14, 2011-15, 2012-16
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract

Why is this Variable Important to Measure?

Total Population
Measuring the total number of people in an area or neighborhood is useful by itself and as a complement to many other measures. Total population in a neighborhood shows that neighborhood's population density, which can have implications for the health, housing and job availability, education quality, and local government tax revenue. Total population is also a vital tool for understanding how various indicators impact a group of people based on their population size, and the variable is used for many calculations throughout the NDSC data.
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