Talk:Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska

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Split of census area[edit]

The change to this article and related content was perhaps a bit hasty and is yet another example of Wikipedians pulling facts out of thin air merely because they can be sourced. I clicked on the source and found the following in the second paragraph:

Note: The Census Bureau does not have maps illustrating the boundary changes listed on this web page. Contact the state or county governments affected for more specific information about these changes.

Since this is part of the Unorganized Borough, the state would be solely responsible for providing those maps. Going to the pertinent page, you see nothing which reflects this change, despite the note stating that the maps are based on 2019 data. I doubt there will be anything reflecting the change until finalized data from the 2020 Census is released. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 17:50, 2 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Hi RadioKAOS, the split is not "Wikipedians pulling facts out of thin air" the split is sourced from the census.gov site that I think can be considered a very reliable source for it happening. The problem you reasonably have is with the maps/boundaries as no final official declaration appears to have been publicly made (that I could find), however no maps of new boundaries have been included on this page, and nor should they (IMHO). Courtesy ping @Togomojoo: as they were the editor to update this article and List of boroughs and census areas in Alaska which is the only reason reason I noticed (because of the errors flagged). Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 23:35, 2 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have access to in-depth census data. That's the problem, though. Whatever information folks have pulled off the web over the years makes no mention of census subareas. And since I haven't studied census data in-depth for the other 49 states, I don't know if this is a standard feature of census geography or if it's an anomaly to account for Alaska's unique local government structure. IF (big variable) any paper sources exist for the 2010 Census, they may contain the answer to this puzzle. Since I'm in a place with such resources, I'll try to dig it up in what little time I have today. Otherwise, I'll have to get back with you. RadioKAOS / Talk to me, Billy / Transmissions 23:53, 2 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]