FAQ and Glossary

CNY Vitals is meant to serve as a resource to our community.  We hope that the information here is useful and understandable, even if you are not an experienced data user.  In order to make the data contained here more accessible we have included questions that are frequently asked by site users (FAQ’s) and definitions of certain key, common terms.  Links to more detailed definitions are also included.

Census 2010 Links

Census 2000 Links

American Community Survey 2009 Links

  • Link to American Community Survey Subject Definitions and Explanation of Accuracy (what do the variables that have been collected mean and how did the ACS derive its results in short)
  • Link to American Community Survey Methodology (detailed explanation of how the data was computed and published)