Maryland area population

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Description

An artificial population of census tracts, block groups, and persons

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 403,997 persons on the following variables:

PSU

A grouping of block groups (BLKGROUP) which has about 5050 persons

SSU

A grouping of block groups which has about 1010 persons

TRACT

A geographic area defined by the Census Bureau. Tracts generally have between 1,500 and 8,000 people but have a much wider range in Anne Arundel county.

BLKGROUP

Block group. A geographic area defined by the Census Bureau. Block groups generally have between 600 and 3,000 people.

Hispanic

Hispanic ethnicity (1=Hispanic; 2=Non-Hispanic)

Gender

Gender (1=Male; 2=Female)

Age

23 level age category (1 = Under 5 years; 2 = 5 to 9 years; 3 = 10 to 14 years; 4 = 15 to 17 years; 5 = 18 and 19 years; 6 = 20 years; 7 = 21 years; 8 = 22 to 24 years; 9 = 25 to 29 years; 10 = 30 to 34 years; 11 = 35 to 39 years; 12 = 40 to 44 years; 13 = 45 to 49 years; 14 = 50 to 54 years; 15 = 55 to 59 years; 16 = 60 and 61 years; 17 = 62 to 64 years; 18 = 65 and 66 years; 19 = 67 to 69 years; 20 = 70 to 74 years; 21 = 75 to 79 years; 22 = 80 to 84 years; 23 = 85 years and over)

person

Counter for person within tract/block group/Hispanic/Gender/Age combination

y1

Artificial continuous variable

y2

Artificial continuous variable

y3

Artificial continuous variable

ins.cov

Medical coverage (0 = person does not have medical insurance coverage; 1 = person has medical insurance coverage)

hosp.stay

Overnight hospital stay (0 = person did not have an overnight hospital stay in last 12 months; 1 = person did have an overnight hospital stay in last 12 months)

Details

A dataset of 403,997 persons based on the 2000 decennial U.S. Census for Anne Arundel County in the state of Maryland. Person records were generated based on counts from the 2000 census. Individual values for each person were generated using models. Groupings to form the variables PSU and SSU were done after sorting the census file by tract and block group within tract.

Source

2000 U.S. decennial census, http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

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