A census tract is a geographic region defined for the purpose of taking a census. Typically, tracts contain 1,200 to 8,000 people per tract. In more densely-populated urban areas, tracts are usually about the size of neighborhoods, but in more rural areas there might be only a few tracts in one county.
Census tracts are designed to be relatively homogenous in terms of population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions. For more information about census tracts, see the Census Bureau description.
3. In the popup window, choose census tract as the first geographic type. Then select a state, county, and a specific census tract (3910 for the tract with IUPUI). Click on the Add to Your Selections button at the bottom and close the window:
Tip: In order to select multiple census tracts for comparison, hold down the Ctrl key (Command on a Mac) and click the needed tracts.
All the data for tract 3910 are now displayed, but we are only interested in income data.
4. Click on Topics, then People, and Income & Earnings. In this example we will examine the household data. Click on Income/Earnings (Households):