SECPOP90: Sector population, land fraction, and economic estimation program

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In 1973 Mr. W. Athey of the Environmental Protection Agency wrote a computer program called SECPOP which calculated population estimates. Since that time, two things have changed which suggested the need for updating the original program - more recent population censuses and the widespread use of personal computers (PCs). The revised computer program uses the 1990 and 1992 Population Census information and runs on current PCs as {open_quotes}SECPOP90.{close_quotes} SECPOP90 consists of two parts: site and regional. The site provides population and economic data estimates for any location within the continental United States. Siting analysis is relatively fast running. The regional ... continued below

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Humphreys, S. L.; Rollstin, J. A. & Ridgely, J. N. September 1997.

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In 1973 Mr. W. Athey of the Environmental Protection Agency wrote a computer program called SECPOP which calculated population estimates. Since that time, two things have changed which suggested the need for updating the original program - more recent population censuses and the widespread use of personal computers (PCs). The revised computer program uses the 1990 and 1992 Population Census information and runs on current PCs as {open_quotes}SECPOP90.{close_quotes} SECPOP90 consists of two parts: site and regional. The site provides population and economic data estimates for any location within the continental United States. Siting analysis is relatively fast running. The regional portion assesses site availability for different siting policy decisions; i.e., the impact of available sites given specific population density criteria within the continental United States. Regional analysis is slow. This report compares the SECPOP90 population estimates and the nuclear power reactor licensee-provided information. Although the source, and therefore the accuracy, of the licensee information is unknown, this comparison suggests SECPOP90 makes reasonable estimates. Given the total uncertainty in any current calculation of severe accidents, including the potential offsite consequences, the uncertainty within SECPOP90 population estimates is expected to be insignificant. 12 refs., 55 figs., 7 tabs.

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  • Other: TI98000165
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6525
  • Report No.: SAND--93-4032
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/534482 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 534482
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc694084

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Humphreys, S. L.; Rollstin, J. A. & Ridgely, J. N. SECPOP90: Sector population, land fraction, and economic estimation program, report, September 1997; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc694084/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.