NCHRP Report 588: A Guidebook for Using American Community Survey Data for Transportation Planning
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NCHRP Report 588:
A Guidebook for Using American Community Survey Data for Transportation Planning
(2008)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 588: A Guidebook for Using American Community Survey Data for Transportation Planning explores incorporating the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) data into the transportation planning processes at national, state, metropolitan, and local levels. The report examines ACS data and products and demonstrates their uses within a wide range of transportation planning applications.

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  • Transportation — Planning and Forecasting
  • Transportation — Data and Information Technology

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285 pages | 8.5 x 11
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-ix
1.1 Overview of the American Community Survey 1-1
1.2 Some Important Implications of ACS for Data Users 2-2
1.3 Purpose and Organization of this Guidebook 3-3
1.4 Additional Information Sources for an Introduction to ACS 4-5
2.1 ACS Implementation 6-17
2.2 Additional Information Sources on ACS Implementation 18-21
3.1 ACS Data Products 22-29
3.2 Additional Information Sources for Obtaining ACS Data 30-30
4.1 Accuracy of ACS Data 31-36
4.2 Data Accumulation over Time and Geography 37-43
4.3 Data Disclosure Limitations 44-47
4.4 Understanding, Working with, and Reporting Sample Data 48-52
4.5 Comparison of ACS Estimates to Census 53-64
4.6 Implications of ACS Data Release Frequency 65-72
5.1 Descriptive Analyses 73-75
5.3 Descriptive Analysis Case Studies 76-100
5.4 Other Specific Uses of Census Data for Descriptive Analyses 101-101
6.1 Trend Analysis 102-103
6.3 Trend Analysis Case Study 104-110
6.4 Conclusions from the Case Study 111-113
6.5 Specific Uses of Census Data for Trend Analyses 114-116
7.1 Transportation Market Analysis 117-118
7.3 Transportation Market Analysis: Environmental Justice Case Study 119-125
7.4 Conclusions from the Case Study 126-126
7.5 Specific Uses of Census Data for Market Analyses 127-130
8.1 Survey Development and Analysis 131-131
8.2 Benefits and Limitations of ACS for Survey Development and Analysis 132-132
8.3 Case Study 133-140
9.1 Travel Demand Modeling 141-143
9.3 Travel Demand Modeling Case Studies 144-148
9.4 Specific Uses of Census Data for Travel Demand Modeling 149-150
Appendix A - Housing and Population Questions From ACS and Census Long Form 151-161
Appendix B - ACS Base Tables 162-184
Appendix C - ACS Data Profiles 185-206
Appendix D - ACS Multiyear Profiles 207-226
Appendix E - ACS Ranking Tables 227-233
Appendix F - ACS Thematic Maps 234-235
Appendix G - ACS Subject Tables 236-245
Appendix H - ACS Selected Population Profiles 246-252
Appendix I - Comparison of ACS and Decennial Census Transportation Planning Estimates 253-262
Appendix J - Seasonality Analyses Using ACS 263-275
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 276-276

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