The Census Bureau is releasing an update on Thursday, September 27 that includes urbanized area characteristics, and a Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update. Specific information can be found below:
- Summary File 1 Urban/Rural Update File — Adds urban and rural population and housing unit counts to the 2010 Census Summary File 1 released in 2011. The update provides detailed tables on age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic origin groups and group quarters population for each of the nation’s urbanized areas and urban clusters, and for the urban and rural portions of the United States, states, counties and places. (Scheduled for release Sept. 27.)
- Regarding social and economic statistics – American Community Survey (ACS) data files will not include the new Urbanized Areas until the release of the 2012 ACS in Oct-Dec of 2013. These are not included in the 2011 ACS due to geographic boundary information not being added in time.
The official Census Bureau Tip Sheet can be found here: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/tip_sheets/tp12-19.html.