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Dec
11

2013-2017 ACS Estimates Available for Median Household Income, Poverty Rates and Computer and Internet Use

On December 6, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, which features more than 40 social, economic, housing and demographic... more
Nov
6

2013-2017 ACS 5-year Pre-Release Webinar

Tune in on November 27th @ 2PM for a webinar by the Census Bureau to learn more about the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data release. This webinar will cover background information... more
Oct
21

Census Bureau Helps Countries Conduct Their Own Censuses

  As the US Census Bureau prepares for the upcoming 2020 Census, keep in mind that the US is not the only country preparing for its Census. With the support of the United States Agency for... more
Oct
18

2017 ACS 1-Year PUMS Files

  The Census Bureau has released its 2017 ACS 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files. The PUMS files show the full range of population and housing unit responses collected on individual ACS... more
Oct
10

Where Does All the Data the Census Bureau Collects Go?

What began as a U.S. Army supply depot in the late 1800s now is the main clearinghouse for almost all of the hundreds of surveys the U.S. Census Bureau conducts on the various aspects of the nation’s... more
Oct
2

The 2020 Census Wants You!

For the decennial census, the Census Bureau will need a large and diverse workforce to follow up by phone or in person with households that do not respond to the questionnaire. Applications for the... more
Sep
25

Recorded Sessions from June 2018 ACS Workshop

Day 1 Walkthrough of an Example ACS Data Analysis Module Outline of What to Include in a Data Analysis Module Brief Introduction to the American Community Survey Panel: Experiences Integrating... more
Sep
23

Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept.... more
Sep
11

Economic Programs Webinar Series: Exploring Hidden Gems Data from Multi-sector Programs

Economic Programs Webinar Series: Exploring Hidden Gems Data from Multi-sector Programs TOMORROW, September 12th - Learn about the different types of hidden gems data at the Census Bureau and how... more
Sep
9

Data Gems: How to Access Supplemental Tables for Mid-Size Cities and Towns

Looking for statistics about people and households located in geographies with mid-sized populations? Check out the Census Bureau’s new Supplemental Tables! These simplified tables are the only... more
Sep
6

Data Gems: Making Sense of the Census Bureau’s Terminology

  ​The Census Bureau doesn't always speak in plain language. To help you understand the necessary terminology, the Census Bureau has created a Glossary where you can find definitions, print and... more
Sep
4

ACS 2017 Data Release Schedule

Planned Release Data Products1 Lowest Level Geography2 September 13, 2018 1-Year Data Release:3 Data Profiles Comparison Profiles Selected Population Profiles Ranking Tables Subject Tables... more
Sep
3

Demographic Analysis and Population Projections Workshop (October 29 - November 9, 2018)

Demographic Analysis and Population Projections Workshop (October 29 - November 9, 2018) This workshop provides training in the production of population estimates and projections as well as the... more
Aug
28

Mapping with Google Fusion Tables

How to Create Maps Using Google Fusion Tables and ACS Data We've found that many faculty members and students would appreciate the ability to create basic map displaying U.S. Census and American... more
Aug
23

US Census Bureau Webinar on 2017 ACS Release (Sept. 13, 1-2pm EDT)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. EDT The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Sept. 6 from 1-2 p.m. in advance of the Sept. 13 release of the 2017 American Community Survey statistics. The ... more
Aug
6

Data Gems: How to Access Data for My Congressional District

​Learn how to access demographic, social, economic, housing, and business data for your Congressional District using the My Congressional District tool. It gives you quick and easy access to selected... more
Jul
31

Respond to 2018 Census Test!

Residents have until July 31 to respond to the 2018 Census Test taking place in Providence County, R.I. The 2018 Census Test is a critical part of preparations for the nation’s upcoming 2020 Census.... more
Jul
30

Where The Babies Are Booming: How Birth Rates Vary by State

One more birth means one more person. Therefore, that births would be one of the primary drivers of U.S. population growth seems to be a deceptively simple conclusion. However, why, how, and where... more
Jun
30

Data Gems: Measuring Race and Ethnicity Across the Decades from 1790 to 2010

Discover how race and ethnicity data were collected for each Census year since 1790 through this historical overview infographic. Across decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has been collecting these data... more
Jun
4

Data Gems: How to Create A Business Data Report

​Want to start a business or grow your existing business? It's easy and quick to generate a business report about your potential customers and other businesses like yours for your area or a new... more