Torrance County Block Groups, Median Age by Sex (2010)

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Originator U.S. Census Bureau
Publication Date 2013-02-28
Publication Time 10:37:15
Title Torrance County Block Groups, Median Age by Sex (2010)
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Abstract The once-a-decade decennial census was conducted in April 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. This count of every resident in the United States was mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and all households in the U.S. and individuals living in group quarters were required by law to respond to the 2010 Census questionnaire. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. The questionnaire consisted of a limited number of questions but allowed for the collection of information on the number of people in the household and their relationship to the householder, an individual's age, sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity, the number of housing units and whether those units are owner- or renter-occupied, or vacant. Results for sub-state geographic areas in New Mexico were released in a series of data products. These data come from Summary File 1 (SF-1). The geographic coverage for SF-1 includes the state, counties, places (both incorporated and unincorporated communities), tribal lands, school districts, census tracts, block groups and blocks, among others. The data in this particular RGIS Clearinghouse table is for Torrance County and all census block groups in the county. Table DC10_00890 shows median age for all persons (both sexes), for males and for females. This file, along with file-specific descriptions (in Word and text formats) are available in a single zip file.
Purpose To provide data for median years of age by sex that may be useful in various planning and academic applications.
Supplemental Information This table provides data for Torrance County and all census block groups in the county. The median divides the age distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median value and one-half above the value. Median age is computed on the basis of a single year-of-age distribution using a linear interpolation method. Field names and descriptions appear as legends in the Excel and comma-delimited data files.
Time Period of Content
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date 2010-04-01
Ending Date 2010-04-01
Currentness Reference These files were created with information from Summary File 1 (SF-1). The New Mexico data were released on August 25, 2011.
Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Once every 10 Years
Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate -106.471074
East Bounding Coordinate -105.29012
North Bounding Coordinate 35.042179
South Bounding Coordinate 34.259672
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Keyword Decennial Census
Keyword 2010 Census
Keyword Age
Keyword Median age
Keyword Sex
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Keyword Torrance County
Keyword Census block goups
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Contact Person Primary
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Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)
Contact Person
Contact Position Economist or Head of Information Services
Contact Address
Address Type mailing and physical address
Address MSC06 3510, 1 University of New Mexico
Address 303 Girard Blvd. NE, Suite 116
City Albuquerque
State or Province NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Contact Voice Telephone 505-277-8300 or 505-277-3038
Contact Facsimile Telephone 505-277-2773
Contact Electronic Mail Address kshore@unm.edu or kargacin@unm.edu
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Data Set Credit Census Bureau
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Security Classification Unclassified
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Native Data Set Environment MS Windows XP
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Logical Consistency Report Unknown
Completeness Report This table is complete. Data were processed for the Torrance County as a whole and all census block groups within the county.
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Process Description The BBER downloads data from the Census Bureau's web site and formats the information into Excel and CSV files. Data are formatted to meet FGDC compliant standards and checked for accuracy.
Process Date 2013-02-26
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Contact Person Primary
Contact Person
Contact Organization
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)
Contact Person
Contact Position Economist or Head of Information Services
Contact Address
Address Type mailing and physical address
Address MSC06 3510, 1 University of New Mexico
Address 303 Girard Blvd. NE, Suite 116
City Albuquerque
State or Province NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Contact Voice Telephone 505-277-8300 or 505-277-3038
Contact Facsimile Telephone 505-277-2773
Contact Electronic Mail Address kshore@unm.edu or kargacin@unm.edu
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Contact Instructions
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Detailed Description
Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview Table DC10_00890 provides median years of age for total population (both sexes), for males, and for females. The median divides the age distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median value and one-half above the value. Median age is computed on the basis of a single year-of-age distribution using a linear interpolation method. There are separate rows of data for Torrance County as a whole and each of the census block groups in the county. In addition, data columns in each file show relevant geocodes and area names. There is a separate Excel and CSV file for the median age values. Legends in each data file define the columns.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, Summary File 1 (SF-1).
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Metadata Date 2019-06-26
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Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization Earth Data Analysis Center
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Contact Position Clearinghouse Manager
Contact Address
Address Type mailing and physical address
Address MSC01 1110
Address 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
State or Province NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Contact Voice Telephone 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Contact Facsimile Telephone 505-277-3614
Contact Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Hours of Service 0800 - 1700 MT, M-F -7 hours GMT
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Metadata Standard Name FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version FGDC-STD-001-1998
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Security Classification Unclassified
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