Archive for December, 2017

 December 8th 2017 - Written by: Suzan Reagan

How We Know – brought to us by American Community Survey 2016 Data

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” and those living in New Mexico have a sense of the distinctive socioeconomic characteristics that define it. In New Mexico, we recognize that culture and natural landscapes are very attractive assets, however New Mexican’s are also faced with income disparities, economic development difficulties, and slow community development. The question is how do we quantify our uniqueness and capitalize on our strengths and improve on our weaknesses? Where can we look to find data that tells us where we are now and where we are lacking in order to spark creative ideas and plan for our future? Enter the American Community Survey (ACS) which is conducted annually by the US Census Bureau. The survey is comprehensive, with a total of 48 unique questions covering topics of employment, wages, income, commute times, housing, marriage, disability, education, sex, age, and race. ACS data is… View Full Post

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