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The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is a university-based organization that creates demographic media (such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials) that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens. SSDAN is directed by demographer William H. Frey and utilizes facilities at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan.

Latest News

Aug
19

Demographic fault lines and the 2016 election

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent article for The Brookings Institute: Demographic fault lines and the 2016 election Now that the conventions are over, let the prognosticating begin. While the... more
Jul
7

Diversity Defines the Millennial Generation

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent article for The Brookings Institute: Diversity defines the millennial generation Racial diversity will be the most defining and impactful characteristic of the... more
Jun
28

Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's comments on black migration in the Chicago Tribune: Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs Cook County in 2015 recorded the largest... more
Jun
14

Mid-decade, big-city growth continues

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's latest blog post for Brookings: Mid-decade, big-city growth continues Big-city populations are still growing, according to new mid-decade Census Bureau statistics.... more
Jun
1

Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's recent quote for the Wall Street Journal: Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call by Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg   Big cities across the U... more