Category Archives: US Census

New Data Training Opportunities from the US Census Bureau – July 20, 2016

The US Census Bureau has created a “Summer Camp Webinar” series. The purpose of the series is to introduce data users to the resources available at the Census Bureau, and to provide real world examples of how Census Bureau data … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Mobile App dwellr: What’s Your Dream Location?

Late last month, the Census Bureau unveiled dwellr, a new mobile app aimed at matching individuals with their dream relocation venue. The app offers a quiz of user preferences for their ideal living conditions (City or country? Bike or drive … Continue reading

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Rescheduled Releases: Census, BLS

The U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics have announced revised data-release schedules. Census Bureau: Revised Economic Indicator Calendar Census Bureau: Revised American Community Survey Release Schedule Updated Schedule of Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases The BLS report … Continue reading

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U.S. Federal Data Websites and the Shutdown

Beginning October 1, 2013, the U.S. government entered a partial shutdown.  Major federal data web sites have been affected to varying degrees. As of October 8 (updated): Census Bureau — OFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, … Continue reading

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Help Improve Census 2020 and Other Surveys

From the U.S. Bureau of the Census: The Census Bureau is pleased to announce a new opportunity for you to participate in research that will lead to improving the 2020 Census and other surveys that the Census Bureau collects. If … Continue reading

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Webinar: ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups, July 10

ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups Date: Wednesday July 10, 2013 Time: Noon-1:00pm Central Register online for this webinar The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a continuous stream of updated information for states and local areas, and … Continue reading

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Pew Research: Lessons from the German Census

D’Vera Cohn of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project writes about the 2011 German census, how the results exposed pitfalls in German administrative record-keeping, and how that weakness is relevant for U.S. Census efforts. When the results … Continue reading

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“Census Reform Act” Would Eliminate Most Census Surveys

In mid-April, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3) introduced H.R. 1638, a bill called the Census Reform Act. This bill specifies that the U.S. Bureau of the Census “may only conduct the decennial census of population,” and would effectively eliminate: The American … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Bureau Spring Webinars

The U.S. Bureau of the Census is offering a series of free webinars between April and June 2013.  From their Training Events page: The U.S. Census Bureau offers workshops and seminars to help increase data users’ awareness, access and understanding … Continue reading

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Updated American FactFinder from U.S. Census Bureau

On January 29, the U.S. Census Bureau released an updated version of its flagship online data tool, American FactFinder. The update version offers two new ways to search the data: “Community Facts” and “Guided Search,” in addition to a slightly … Continue reading

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