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DATA GEM: What is Microdata and Why Should I Use It?


Can't find an estimate when searching through our pre-tabulated data products? Using microdata can be a great alternative. Microdata are a set of untabulated records about individual people or housing units that can be used to create custom tables. In this Data Gem, we will introduce you to the basics of microdata. 

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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