Total population is a basic demographic indicator provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Census block group geometry is delineated based on population with the average block group containing about 3,000 inhabitants. Block group area ranges in size dramatically with small block groups in large urbanized centers of cities and much larger block groups in rural areas.
The source data for total population is gathered from the Census Bureau population and demographic characteristics. The American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates were used to provide the estimated population for 2014. The total population comprises all age cohorts and ethnicities.
- Population = total population among all age and ethnicities.
The MSA level value is the unweighted mean of the values of all block groups in the MSA.
This indicator was calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau using data from the sources listed below.
- U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 5-Year Estimates, 2014.