To find information on the Population Changes in your community over the past 10 years, you will need to compare data from the 2000 Census to data from the 2010 Census.
To find information on population changes in your Community, County, and State, go to the New York Data Center Population and Housing Center website (http://www.nylovesbiz.com/NYSDataCenter/Population_HousingData.html) and click on "2000 Census Profiles.". Compare the information you just got from the 2010 census with the information in the "Population Households, Families, and Land Area" table.
If you are researching a New York City Community District, see the "District Profiles" on the NYC Department of City Planning Reference Website (http://nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/subcats/resources.shtml).
Most of your data on population, including Race and Gender Distribution, should come from the United States Government's 2010 Census of Population and Housing. You have several options for accessing this data, including:
For Census Tract data, use the American FactFinder (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml)
For City, County and State information, go to the U.S. Census Bureau's Website (http://www.census.gov/) and look for "Quick Facts" on the left-hand side of the screen.
For County-, State- and Community-level information, you may also try the following sources:
- New York State Statistical Yearbook
Ref HA544.A2 2003
- A comprehensive statistical profile of New York State and its counties and cities. Section A deals with population and vital statistics. Published annually, the most recent edition is generally on reserve at each library. Also accessible online through the Rockefeller Institute Web site at http://www.rockinst.org/nys_statistics/.
- State, County and Local Government Websites
- State and local governments often post relevant Census data on their Websites.
- New York State Data Center http://www.empire.state.ny.us/NYSDataCenter.html
- New York City http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popdiv.shtml; this is your best source if your community is an NYC Community District.
- Westchester County http://planning.westchestergov.com/census-statistics