U.S. Census BUREAU:
population and housing 2020
Time for the reporting on and beginning analysis of data
from the U.S. Census - this one "2020" and already the source of
The U.S. Census Bureau collects data besides population and
housing. Economic data in various subgroups (i.e. retail,
wholesale, government, manufacturing, etc.) and including survey
We note that C.E.R.C. data uses CT methodology and the resulting perhaps
inaccurate numbers for town estimates, and shows Weston dropping to
8600 total population in 2020.
At the same time Weston is beginning its Town Plan update the U.S. Census procedures are being challenged: https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180628_naacp_sues_state_for_prison_gerrymandering/
Of course, we have noted that the U.S. Census is not what it used to
be. It took two years to get any data in the "old days (before the
Internet)" with a more complete questionnaire for the "short
form." The "Long Form" was sent to a "sample" number - we
assume that the "rolling" samples used in ACS data is intended to
substitute for the "long form" but we have to look into this to see how
they differ in methodology... .
Our previous U.S. Census reports for Weston:QUICK SEARCH:
How easy is this? http://www.mapszipcode.com/
How has the U.S. Census changed over time? https://www.census.gov/history/www/genealogy/decennial_census_records/
TIGER (2010): https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/zcta_rel_download.html
Up until 2000...the last Census before ZIP codes.
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU not just for population data - check it out!!!
"FRAMING" THE ISSUE: