Calculating partial population of census tracts within buffers

Discussion created by puha0941 on Jul 13, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2012 by puha0941

I am fairly new to GIS and I am trying to find out how many people fall into a neighborhoods (area of impact) for nurseries.

The neighborhoods are irregular shape file and I did 300 m buffers around 17 different sectors.

The 300 m buffers from all the 17 sectors at times overlap often two and three overlap and sometimes 4 sectors overlap.

Below the above two layers are census tracts with number of population field.

My question is what is the best way to calculate how many people will fall under each buffers for each sectors.
I presently lack the knowledge of using Phyton.

Thank you!