Learn More: Total Population

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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, 2013-17
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract (aggregated to neighborhoods and cities)

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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