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Updates to American FactFinder (AFF)

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=c9da83fdf97fd42a77f0e09daeccd386 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented by Robert Chestnut, Chief of the Requirements and Stakeholder Relations branch on Feb 25, 2014. The presentations provided an overview of several new enhancements to AFF.

The webinar explored the following enhancements:

  1. A new download center
  2. A new year filter
  3. Changes to race and population groups selection
  4. Expansion of download limits from your search results
  5. Updates to table links in community facts

If you have any questions regarding this presentation or American FactFinder, please feel free to email the Data Users Branch at clmso.dub.office.group.list.

Economic Census Webinar Series

Andy Hait, Survey Statistician in the Economic Planning & Coordination Division has prepared a series of four 30-minute webinars meant to inform our partners about the Economic Census and it's importance to data users.

Part 1: Economic Census - 2012 Economic Census

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=d6f4a9ec787b1b2200140980bfcf0bb5 Link to a non-federal Web site

This presentation details how the census relates to other economic programs, what businesses are covered, what data were collected, how you can use economic statistics, and of course, the schedule of when the information is being released.

Part 2: Economic Census - Industries Overview

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=96cbc1aac2260e18fe155f157feede2c Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar covered the following:

  1. What's New for the 2012 Economic Census - Industries
  2. New industries (solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass electric power generation)
  3. Manufacturing industries consolidation
  4. Other changes
  5. Bridge and Comparative Statistics reports

Part 3: Economic Census - What's New for the 2012 Economic Census- Geographies

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=33827718db6b426c524a22455a5bb824 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar cover Geographies for the Economic Census, primarily focusing on what is new for this 2012 data set. It covered the following:

  1. Geography Overview
  2. New Places
  3. New Metros
  4. Data for More Sectors
  5. Other Changes
  6. Where To Go for More Info
  7. Preview of Webinar 4

Part 4: Economic Census - What Else is New for the 2012 Economic Census

The final webinar in this four part series continued the discussion on What's New for the 2012 Economic Census. p>Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=c405d69e604a747b4d46494f4648d083 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar covered the following:

  1. Product updates
  2. New Enterprise Statistics Report
  3. New tools and features in American FactFinder
  4. Updates to Business.Census.Gov website (including new Industry Statistics Portal)

If you have any questions regarding the Economic Census or any of the webinars, please feel free to email Mr. Andy Hait at Andrew.W.Hait@census.gov.


IPUMS-Overview and Demo

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=59271482&rKey=1e2e3a19e1242b44 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented by Katie Genadek, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota on January 28, 2014.

This webinar covered the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), the world's largest collection of publicly available individual level census data. These data include U.S. decennial census and American Community Survey data from 1850 through the present, and Census data from more than 70 countries. Katie explained how the datasets were created and integrated, demonstrate how they can be obtained free of charge through the web-based extraction system, and show how to analyze these data in a statistical package and over the web. For more information on the IPUMS, please visit www.ipums.org.

The presentation covered the following:

  1. Overview of IPUMS USA
  2. Brief mention of other IPUMS data projects
  3. IPUMS features
  4. What you can do with microdata

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please feel free to email Ms. Katie Genadek at kgenadek@umn.edu..


2020 Census Planning Overview

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=TC&rID=58540337&act=pb&rKey=e038bb9a78fc6ce3 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented to the CICs and SDCs by Mr. Burton Reist, Chief of 2020 Research and Planning Office on December 19, 2013.

Rising costs for the 2010 Census were largely driven by declining self-response rates (requiring the hiring of a large field staff), paper-based and labor-intensive methods requiring a large field infrastructure, and substantial investments in major, national updating of the address frame just prior to enumeration.

For the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is developing a design that strikes a balance between delivering the highest quality census while reducing costs and managing risks.

If you have any questions regarding this presentation, please feel free to email the Data Users Branch at clmso.dub.office.group.list.


ACS Content Review Process

Webinar link:https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=TC&rID=58121947&act=pb&rKey=79a15dc178248844 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented to the CICs and SDCs by Jim Treat, Chief of the American Community Survey Office on December 4, 2013.

ACS Content Review process webinar provided an opportunity for the CICs and SDCs to get a better understanding of the review process and way they can share their opinions with the Census Bureau.

If you have any questions regarding this presentation, please feel free to email the Data Users Branch at clmso.dub.office.group.list.


dwellr- Overview of the Census Bureau's latest Mobile App

Webinar link:"https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=TC&rID=57971452&act=pb&rKey=101539f73c7e4420 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented to the CICs and SDCs by Mrs. Alexandra Figueroa, Deputy Branch Chief of the Web and Media Branch on November 26, 2013.

The U.S. Census Bureau released dwellr, a new mobile app that delivers on-the-go access to key demographic, socio-economic, and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation.

If you have any questions regarding dwellr, please feel free to email Mrs. Alexandra Figueroa at Alexandra.Figueroa@census.gov.


Introduction to GIS Webinar

Webinar link: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=56366652&rKey=2b97bf4101498e29 Link to a non-federal Web site

This webinar was presented to the CICs and SDCs by Mr. Howard Shih on September 25, 2013. Howard is the Census Program Director at the Asian American Federation. 

This presentation covered the following:

  1. How to download data files from American FactFinder and which file format to use
  2. Options for shapefiles from both the Census Bureau and local sources
  3. Connecting the data files to the shapefiles
  4. Creating basic maps

If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please feel free to email Mr. Howard Shih at Howard.Shih@aafederation.org


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