data countsExploring Society By The Numbers


Elaina Johns-Wolfe, University of Cincinnati

In this module, students will use 2014 ACS 5-year estimates using and to examine racial/ethnic and income residential patterns in an urban zip code tabulation area (ZCTA). Students will learn (1) how to navigate and access data on the websites (2) how to read and talk about tables, charts, and maps, and (3) how to write about and present these items in a PowerPoint report.

Tanni Chaudhurri,, Rhode Island College

In this module students will observe the relationship between income and education in a select state in the United States, using data from the American Community Survey. Students will examine how income is distributed in the state and then understand how the same can vary by education, gender, race or age.


The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.

Jill Bouma,, Berea College

In this exercise, students examine difficulty in self-care and independent living by race, sex, poverty, and age.

Lisa Miller, millerlr@eckerd.eduAssistant Professor of Sociology, Eckerd College, Sociology

The primary aim of this module is for students to use American Community Survey data to understand the intersection of gender and race in shaping earnings in America.

Sevsem Cicek-Okay, University of Cincinnati, Sociology

In this module, students will examine the assimilation experiences of immigrants using data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimate. The primary purpose of this module is to examine the assimilation/incorporation experiences of immigrants in the United States. Throughout this module, students will be guided in the use of secondary data to generate basic statistical analysis, create tables and interpret their findings.

Satenik Margaryan

The objective of this assignment is to analyze and interpret American Community Survey (ACS) data to gain a deeper understanding of the demographics and characteristics of a chosen neighborhood. Through this assignment, students will enhance their data analysis skills, draw meaningful insights, and present their findings in a comprehensive neighborhood report.

Meredith Gilbertson, Bowling Green State University

This module explores the relationships of family type, family size, and nativity on child poverty in the U.S., using Census 2000 data. This module provides a basic introduction to the use of WebCHIP software to conduct simple data analysis using the U.S. 2000 Census.