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SWK340 - Greco

Tips for Table Construction

Table

Required Data

Tips for Finding Data

Table 1: Distribution of Age, Gender and Race/Ethnicity and Comparison to the State

Age

Gender

Race/Ethnicity

Population Section of FactFinder

“General Population and Housing Characteristics” (2010 Census)

Table 2: Poverty Rate and Comparison to the State

Poverty Rate Overall

Female Headed Households

Families with Children

Poverty Section of FactFinder
“Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months… (Family type, etc.)”

Table 3: Median Household Income and Comparison to the State

Median Household Income

Female Headed Household

Use Guided Search on FactFinder

Select under People step:

Income & Earnings (household) Relationship (Family Type)

Under Geographies step:

Your hometown and state

Table 4: Unemployment Rates and Comparison to State

Unemployment Rate Overall

Age

Gender

Use Guided Search on FactFinder

Select under People step:

Under Employment

Employment (Labor force) Status

Under Age & Sex

Age

Sex

Under Geographies step:

Your hometown and state

Then Collapse Age Categories

Combine Male and Female

Divide Unemployed/In Labor Force

Table 5: Housing

Type of Housing

Owner vs. Renter (%)

Vacant Housing (%)

Number of Foreclosures

Housing Section on FactFinder

Selected Housing Characteristics (2014 American Community Survey)

 

Use “Housing Foreclosure” link on library guide

Table 6: Educational Level and Comparison to the State

Educational Level Overall

Age

Gender

Education Section on FactFinder

Educational Attainment

Table 7: Political Affiliation

Number of registered voters

Party Affiliation

Use “PA Department of State – Voting and Election Statistics” link on library guide

General Population Characteristics

Income and Poverty

Housing

Commerce, Industry and Employment

Education

Social and Cultural Data

Politics