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The Population by Gender datasets are reported once per year by the United States Census. The data reflect the number of persons identifying as either male or female by the Census categories. The dataset is available to download through the Urban SDK Data Hub for the years 2015 - 2020. The data has been aggregated to the census tract.

Census Gender Definition

The Census Bureau collects information about an individual's genetic, and biological sex. This question is phrased specifically to focus on the biological makeup of a population. The Census survey offers the options for identification of sex as male or female as of 2020.

Census Information: Census.gov

Contents:

Census Population by Gender Schema

The dataset is available in JSON, Shapefile, GEOJSON, and CSV file types.

Description

Type

Example

geo_id

14-digit code relating the data to the correct geolocation

String

16981048

census_tract_code

The unique identifier provided by the US Census for each census tract

String

14401

sub_category

Identification of biological sex

string

Female

unit

Total persons

String

Total persons

value

Number of individuals identifying as male or female in the census tract

Integer

383

year

Year data was collected

String

2019

county_name

Name of the county that the census tract resides in

String

Duval

state_name

Name of the state that the census tract resides in

String

Florida

geometry

The GIS information required for the computer to read the mapping file

String

MULTILINESTRING ((-81.59791 30.24124, -81.59801 30.24135))

Detailed Calculations

geo_id

The “GEO.ID” field contains 14-digit codes that identify the summary level of data, the geographic component of the data, and FIPS codes that uniquely identify the data. For example, the 14-digit “GEO.ID” for Harris County, TX is “0500000US48201” where “050” represents the summary level of the data, “0000” represents the 2-digit geographic variant, and the 2-digit geographic component, “US” represents the United States, “48” represents the state of Texas and “201” represents Harris County.

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