The 2024 SSDAN Webinar Series: Analyzing 2020 Census and 2022 ACS Data with R

The 2024 SSDAN webinar series will be conducted by Professor Kyle Walker, Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and author of Analyzing US Census Data: Methods, Maps and Models in R.

During these 3 FREE virtual workshops, participants will learn how to use R to analyze census data for use in courses and research in sociology, economics, public policy, urban studies and related disciplines. Participants are welcome to attend just one webinar in the series or all three with one registration.


Webinar 1

Working with the 2022 American Community Survey with R and Tidycensus

February 8, 2024 12-3 PM EST

The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is the best resource for detailed demographic data on the United States population, and the new 2022 estimates were released in late 2023. In this workshop, participants will learn how to work with these datasets using R and the tidycensus R package. Participants will learn how to use tidycensus to acquire pre-formatted ACS data; calculate summary statistics; and make compelling demographic data visualizations. They will also be introduced to the 2022 ACS microdata and learn how to use microdata to calculate detailed cross-tabulations not available in published tables.


Webinar 2:

Analyzing 2020 Decennial US Census Data in R

February 22, 2024 12-3 PM EST

In 2023, the US Census Bureau released several long-awaited datasets from the 2020 Decennial US Census. These datasets include the Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) file, which provides unprecedented insights into the age and sex structure of the US population; the Detailed DHC-A file, which breaks down these characteristics for hundreds of ethnic groups; and data for the new 118th US Congress. This workshop will show participants how to use, analyze, and map these datasets in R with tidycensus and related tools.


Webinar 3:

Doing “GIS” and making maps with US Census Data in R

March 7, 2024 12-3 PM EST

R includes powerful tools for making informative maps and revealing patterns in datasets with spatial analysis. Participants in this workshop will learn how to use GIS tools in R to make both static and interactive maps with a variety of datasets from the US Census Bureau. The workshop will include tips and tricks for customizing map appearance; automating map production; creating unique visualizations like dot-density and migration flow maps; and building interactive reports and dashboards to share analytical results.


Feb 08 2024 - Mar 07 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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