Exploring Society By The Numbers

Florida Cities and Metro Areas

Jim Wright, University of Central Florida

Summary

In addition to the raw data files that you analyzed in Module One, the US Census makes a great deal of information about cities (and everything else) available through its various publications. Our learning objective in Module Two is to familiarize students with these data resources and their contents by retrieving information on various Florida cities and metropolitan areas.

Learning Goals

Skill
  • Familiarize students with these data resources and their contents by retrieving information on various Florida cities and metropolitan areas.

Context for Use

This exercise for an Urban Sociology course provides a look at demographics in Florida Metropolitian Area.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercises: PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 79kB Mar25 09)
Exercises: DOC (Microsoft Word 44kB Mar25 09)

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/01statab/stat-ab01.html, http://www.census.gov/prod/www/ccdb.html and http://www.census.gov/statab/www/smadb.html.

Assessment

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References and Resources

Original Archive Module:
http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/wright_metros_index.shtml
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