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SOC 1013: Introduction to Sociology Fall 2013 Assignment 3: Stratification -Poverty Due: Use the following steps to access the required information: • Go to www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html • Click on State and County Quick Facts (lower-left part of page) • Choose the state of Texas from the drop-down menu (or click on Texas on the map) • Click GO • Choose Bexar County from the drop-down menu • Click GO Next, consult a map of Texas and select an additional Texas county that is located along the Mexican border that you would like to compare with Bexar County.
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SOC 1013: Introduction to Sociology Fall 2013 Assignment 3: Stratification – Poverty Due: Use the following steps to access the required information: • Go to www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html • Click on State and County Quick Facts (lower-left part of page) • Choose the state of Texas from the drop-down menu (or click on Texas on the map) • Click GO • Choose Bexar County from the drop-down menu • Click GO Next, consult a map of Texas and select an additional Texas county that is located along the Mexican border that you would like to compare with Bexar County. Repeat the last two steps to access information about your selected border county. Using the Census website as directed above, answer the following questions: 1. Identify the Texas border county you will be comparing with Bexar County. Specify the name of the county and its percent change in population, 2010 to 2012, according to the table provided by the census. 2. Locate the following information for Bexar County, your border county of choice, as well as for the state of Texas: total population [2010], percent female, percent under 18 years, percent high school graduates, percent Hispanic (or Latino), persons per household, percent below poverty level, and per capita money income. Now create a table in Excel (or use the table function in Word) that displays this information (for both counties and the state) in a clear and effective way. You should include each of the above mentioned characteristics as categories st along the column; and Texas, Bexar County, and border county X should appear in the 1 row of the table. Refer to The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers, a book available in electronic format through the UTSA library (www.lib.utsa.edu), see Ch 6 for information on creating effective tables. 3. Summarize the content of the table you constructed in Question 2 according to the guidelines set forth in The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers,…

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