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March 13, 2014 – American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Dual Vintage Variables
Advanced users learn about the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and how to work with dual vintages of variables included in the ACS PUMS files. This presentation gives a background of the ACS PUMS files before explaining how to work specifically with dual vintage variables in the 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS files, including Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA), Occupation, and Industry variables.
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=42ff63613df51416645c3dd24948de5e Link to a non-federal Web site | Transcript [PDF]


December 2013 – Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey Summary File
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to the block group level of geography through the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the ACS Summary File
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=a1890dcbfc9bb5135bace302482d2c9a Link to a non-federal Web site  |  Presentation [PDF]


September 12, 2013 – ACS Technical Webinar (Media)
The Census Bureau held a Web conference to discuss the Sept.19 release of 2012 American Community Survey statistics. The webinar included information about the topics that will be available as well as step-by step guidance on how to access the upcoming statistics, compare geographies and compare statistics over time.
https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=97a4f800da844a37bd3fe77f39d11269  Link to a non-federal Web site | Transcript [PDF]


June 20, 2013 – On The Map Webinar
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=e614e361acc94bdd50c6acac9168682b  Link to a non-federal Web site


Finding the Median Income of Congressional Districts (Tutorial)


How Do I Locate Information About My Community? (Tutorial)


Population Finder Statistics (Tutorial)


State & County QuickFacts Data Access (Tutorial)

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office | 301- 763-4308 or clmso.training@census.gov |  Last Revised: April 18, 2014