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I would like to get some feedback from those who have been doing or perform on US Census. Map. My question here is there a way for me to get information on Deaf person living in New Mexico. Would US Census be helpful? On the other hand, do I need to find more information from the state of New Mexico? I wanted to show a map of where each county where a deaf person lives? Is that possible or is it the word "deaf" to broad to be included in the US Census database?

Thanks for your input,

Robert

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@PROBERT- It would be great if you could get your question acceptance rate up. You've got lots of questions that many people have answered that you haven't checked off as "accepted". –  RyanDalton Aug 13 '12 at 21:09
    
RyanDalton, Got it. –  PROBERT Aug 14 '12 at 1:33

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I don't think I can directly link, but what you want is American Community Survey Table S1810 with New Mexico County Geography. Start here:

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t

Enter S1810 for your search topic. This should give you four tables named Disability Characteristics.

From the options on the left, now select "Geographies".

  • For geographic type, select County.
  • State, select New Mexico.
  • Lastly select "All Counties within New Mexico" and then click "Add to Your Selections".
  • In the top right corner of the Select Geographies popup, choose Close.

Now, pick the table of the four choices that you prefer. I would suggest 2010 ACS 3-year estimates, as it has data for the most counties. This will give you your table of results.

Click Download and use the default choice. This will give you a CSV file that you can use to create a dbf which you can join to county geometry to make your map. The CSV file is going to need considerable formatting before you can use it as a DBF.

Note that even with the 3-year estimates, there are only estimates for 20 of the 33 counties in New Mexico. In order to get estimated total population with a hearing disability, you need to add up these four columns:

VC04    HC02    EST
VC08    HC02    EST
VC015   HC02    EST
VC023   HC02    EST
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Thank you. I took a look at this data and it is an interesting. –  PROBERT Aug 14 '12 at 20:18

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