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Colonia Population Estimation


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Colonia Population Estimation

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dc.contributor.author Ruiz, Daren
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-30T22:15:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-30T22:15:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-15
dc.identifier.citation Ruiz, Daren. "Colonia Population Estimation." Paper presented at the Annual New Mexico Data Users Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21673
dc.description Project files cited in this presentation, including data tables, maps, and shapefiles, can be accessed at http://bber.unm.edu/colonias.htm en_US
dc.description.abstract This slide presentation gives a brief overview and update of a Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) project funded by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) to estimate the population of colonias in southern New Mexico. Colonias are small, poor communities with substandard infrastructure and typically have a Hispanic or immigrant population. Colonias are found in the four states bordering Mexico; BBER is using U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development colonia guidelines by limiting its survey to those located within a 150-mile radius of the Mexican border. A study done by New Mexico State University in 2000 was used as a baseline for NM colonia locations. The project began in 2011 with an estimation of population according to 2010 Census blocks, expanded this year to include socioeconomic characteristics at the block group level according to 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. The author briefly describes the population estimation process: using spatial analysis of orthophotograph images of housing units in the colonia areas, overlaid with census block maps to then tabulate the block population. For his example, the Pie Town colonia in Catron County is used. He then explains the differences between 2010 Census and ACS survey data, and describes the socioeconomic and housing characteristic estimation process. The limitations of ACS data are briefly discussed. Illustrated with data tables, maps, and orthophotographs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority; U.S. Census Bureau en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research en_US
dc.subject Population en_US
dc.subject Colonias en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Estimation en_US
dc.subject New Mexico en_US
dc.subject Maps en_US
dc.subject Pie Town, New Mexico en_US
dc.subject Census blocks en_US
dc.subject American Community Survey en_US
dc.subject Population geography en_US
dc.title Colonia Population Estimation en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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