NC Neighborhood Change, 2000-2010

Dynamics Census Tract Definitionof population change at sub-county levels are key to understanding the local impacts of broader demographic shifts. Unfortunately, sub-county geographies, such as census tracts, change substantially from decade to decade, posing a barrier to direct comparison over time.

To overcome this barrier, Carolina Demography developed a methodology to bridge (or normalize) the 2000 Census data into 2010 census tract boundaries. The following files detail this methodology and provide bridged data for total population and race/ethnicity for each of North Carolina’s 2,195 census tracts.

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Related post: Visualizing Neighborhood Change, 2000-2010

Total Pop Change_NC_Tract_CD

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