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DATA GEM: What is the Definition of that Variable? Making Sense of Census Terminology


The Census Bureau has numerous surveys and Censuses going on at any one time! And inside of each of those programs are a number of unique terms and definitions. To help you understand those terms, we've created a plain language Glossary, where you can print and bookmark terms, or send us feedback on the site itself. Check it out!

Data Gem Materials

Data Gems

A series of "how-to" videos available for data users who are looking for an easy and quick way to enhance their knowledge of Census data.

They will introduce you to various concepts and techniques to improve your ability to navigate our website and use our data-access tools.


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