Broadcast RF engineering and propagation software developer V-Soft has announced the availability of 2016 U.S. census estimate data for use with its AM-Pro 2 coverage and interference and Probe 4 propagation modeling programs. This new data set will keep users updated with the latest and most accurate numbers for calculating market coverage and station reach.
V-Soft said, “Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program uses current data on births, deaths, and migration to calculate population changes since the most recent decennial census and with this data it produces a time series of estimates of population, demographic components of change, and housing units. These official U.S. Census estimates go down to the county level and have multipurpose uses.”
It explains, “The data we distribute is produced on a block level, using block centroids and density distribution from the 2010 decennial census as a baseline and adjusting that data using the census estimate figures. This data contains all the same major data categories as the 2010 census — i.e. population, county/racial breakdown, housing units, etc.”