How to Cite Census Data, including American Community Survey Data

So this blog post probably won’t be among the most captivating posts I’ve ever written. But it might help someone who is googling around for “how to cite Census data.” UPDATE: this post was revised on May 8, 2013. The citations below are in Modern Language Association format — or MLA. And the format of the […]

What are Census Summary Levels (SUMLEV)?

If you’re using Mara’s excellent instructions for working with Census 2010 data, you’ll need to know about Summary Levels or SUMLEVs in step 6. What are Census Summary Levels (SUMLEV)? Simple Answer: SUMLEV is a Census Bureau code to indicate geography type. For example, in the raw Census 2010 data, all states have a SUMLEV […]