Introduction to U.S. Census Data Updated


Kofi Benefo, CUNY-Lehman

Learning Goals


Using software to access and analyze census data

Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs

Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts


Use different tools to analyze Census Data and how it describes your area

Context for Use

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses American FactFinder, Claritas and Census 2000 data to guide students through different data manipulation tools.

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