CENSUS data

Description

Information from the 2010 US Census

Usage

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data("CENSUS")

Format

A data frame with 3534 observations on the following 39 variables.

ResponseRate

a numeric vector, 0-100 representing the percentage of households in a block group that mailed in the form

Area

a numeric vector, land area in square miles

Urban

a numeric vector, percentage of block group in Urbanized area (50000 or greater)

Suburban

a numeric vector, percentage of block group in an Urban Cluster area (2500 to 49999)

Rural

a numeric vector, percentage of block group in an Urban Cluster area (2500 to 49999)

Male

a numeric vector, percentage of males

AgeLess5

a numeric vector, percentage of individuals aged less than 5 years old

Age5to17

a numeric vector

Age18to24

a numeric vector

Age25to44

a numeric vector

Age45to64

a numeric vector

Age65plus

a numeric vector

Hispanics

a numeric vector, percentage of individuals who identify as Hispanic

Whites

a numeric vector, percentage of individuals who identify as white (alone)

Blacks

a numeric vector

NativeAmericans

a numeric vector

Asians

a numeric vector

Hawaiians

a numeric vector

Other

a numeric vector, percentage of individuals who identify as another ethnicity

RelatedHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households where at least 2 members are related by birth, marriage, or adoption; same-sex couple households with no relatives of the householder present are not included

MarriedHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households in which the householder and his or her spouse are listed as members of the same household; does not include same-sex married couples

NoSpouseHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households with no spousal relationship present

FemaleHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households with a female householder and no husband of householder present

AloneHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households where householder is living alone

WithKidHH

a numeric vector, percentage of households which have at least one person under the age of 18

MedianHHIncomeBlock

a numeric vector, median income of households in the block group (from American Community Survey)

MedianHHIncomeCity

a numeric vector, median income of households in the tract

OccupiedUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units that are occupied

RentingHH

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units occupied by renters

HomeownerHH

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units occupied by the owner

MobileHomeUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units that are mobile homes (from American Community Survey)

CrowdedUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units with more than 1 person per room on average

NoPhoneUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units without a landline

NoPlumbingUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units without active plumbing

NewUnits

a numeric vector, percentage of housing units constructed in 2010 or later

Population

a numeric vector, number of people in the block group

NumHH

a numeric vector, number of households in the block group

NumUnits

a numeric vector, number of housing units in the block group

logMedianHouseValue

a numeric vector, the logarithm of the median home value in the block group

Details

The goal is to predict ResponseRate from the other predictors. ResponseRate is the percentage of households in a block group that mailed in the census forms. A block group is on average about 40 blocks, each typically bounded by streets, roads, or water. The number of block groups per county in the US is typically between about 5 and 165 with a median of about 20.

References

See http://www.census.gov/research/data/planning_database/2014/docs/PDB_Block_2014-11-20a.pdf for variable definitions.

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