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Data Tool Data Gems

DATA GEM: Are we Growing or Slowing? How to Access Population Estimates for Cities and Towns

How to Access Population Estimates for Cities and Towns

DATA GEM: How to Find What Survey Has the Data You Need with Census Survey Explorer

Find What Survey Has the Data You Need with Census Survey Explorer

PART 6: How to Select a Customized Area to Perform and Analysis of Labor Market

PART 6: Select a Customized Area to Perform a Labor Market Analysis

PART 5: How to Create an Inflow and Outflow Analysis of your Labor Market

PART 5: Create an Inflow and Outflow Analysis of your Labor Market

OnTheMap -  PART 4: How to Create a Destination Analysis to Visualize Jobs and Workforce Data

PART 4: Create Destination Analysis to Visualize Jobs & Workforce Data

PART 3: How to Create a Distance and Direction Analysis to Visualize Commuting Patterns

PART 3: Create a Distance/Direction Analysis to Visualize Commuting

PART 2: How to Create an Area Comparison Analysis to Visualize Jobs and Workforce Data

PART 2: How to Create an Area Comparison Analysis to Visualize Jobs

DATA GEM SERIES: Visualizing Jobs and Labor Force Data with OnTheMap

PART 1: Visualizing Jobs and Labor Force Data with OnTheMap

DATA GEMS: How Do I Access Data for My Neighborhood (tracts & blocks) from the 2020 Census Redistricting Files?

How Do I Access Data for My Neighborhood from the Redistricting Files?

DATA GEMS: Can I Compare 2020 Census and 2010 Census Redistricting Data?

Can I Compare 2020 Census and 2010 Census Redistricting Data?

DATA GEMS: How Can I Access 2020 Census Redistricting Data?

How Can I Access 2020 Census Redistricting Data?

DATA GEMS: How Do I Access GQ Data from the 2020 Census Redistricting Data?

How Do I Access GQ Data from the 2020 Census Redistricting Data?

DATA GEMS: How Can I Access Data About Race and Ethnic Diversity from the 2020 and 2010 Census?

How Can I Access Data about Race and Ethnic Diversity?

DATA GEMS: How Can I Visualize Data for the Adult and Children Population from the 2020 and 2010 Census?

How Can I Visualize Data for the Adult and Children Population?

DATA GEMS: How Can I Visualize Race and Hispanic Origin Data from the 2020 and 2010 Census?

How Can I Visualize Race and Hispanic Origin Data?

DATA GEMS: How to Visualize Population and Housing Trends Between 2020 and 2010

How to Visualize Population and Housing Trends Between 2020 and 2010

DATA GEMS: How to Visualize 2020 Census Redistricting Data for your Area

How to Visualize 2020 Census Redistricting Data for Your Area

DATA GEMS: What Data Can You Access From P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Files?

What Data Can You Access from P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Files?

DATA GEMS: How to Download the Complete Set of 2020 Census Redistricting Files for Your State

How to Download the Complete Set of 2020 Census Redistricting Files

DATA GEMS: What are Census Blocks?

What Are Census Blocks?

DATA GEM: How to Create and Customize a Map using data.census.gov

How to Create and Customize a Map Using data.census.gov

DATA GEM: How to Visualize Data from a Table Using data.census.gov

How to Visualize Data from a Table Using data.census.gov

DATA GEM: How to Access American Community Survey Data Using Census Reporter

How to Access American Community Survey Data Using Census Reporter

DATA GEM: How to Conduct an “Address Search” to Access Data for your Location

How to Conduct an “Address Search” to Access Data for Your Location

DATA GEM: What Tracts Form my Neighborhood? How to Use the GEOCORR to Identify the Geographies that Make Up your Area

How to Use the GEOCORR to Identify Geographies That Make Up Your Area

How to Access and Visualize 2020 Census Apportionment Results

How to Access and Visualize 2020 Census Apportionment Results

How to Visualize your Data Using Thematic Maps on data.census.gov

How to Visualize Your Data Using Thematic Maps on data.census.gov

Learn the First Steps to Creating Your Own Tabulation Using Microdata

How to Use the COVID-19 Data Hub

How to Use Filters on data.census.gov

What is Microdata and Why Should I Use It?

How to Access Data for Your Neighborhood in Just a Few Clicks

How to Print and Transfer Data Tables to Excel Using data.census.gov

Save Time by Saving Your Data Search and Results on data.census.gov

How is Your Community Responding to the 2020 Census?

How to Select Your Area to Access Data Using data.census.gov

Data Tool Courses

Data Tool Webinars


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Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov

This training shows you how to select geographic components, find which geographies are compatible with a dataset, and how to use the mapping feature.

Demonstration on Trade Data Tools: API, Schedule B Search and USA Trade Online

International Trade Indicator staff will show data users how to utilize the Census API to seamlessly pull trade information directly into their systems.

To Nest, or Not to Nest, That is the Quest

In this session, learn about the interconnections of Census Bureau geographies in order to better pinpoint your data selections.

Top 3 Tools Tour

Join this webinar to learn how to access frequently requested statistics using three of the U.S. Census Bureau’s top data tools.

Using Census Tools for Environmental Justice

Census Bureau experts show how use data, to plan for equity in development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental projects in your community.

Creating Customized Tables: Microdata Access Tool in data.census.gov

Learn how the Microdata Access Tool (MDAT) allows users to create custom tabulations with various available Public Use Microdata sets and vintages.

Getting Started with American Community Survey Data in R and Python

Dive into American Community Survey (ACS) data using R and Python statistical software packages and libraries.

Data on a Deadline for Journalists

This training is designed to give reporters an overview of the power of Census Bureau data for storytelling.

Application Programming Interface (API)

Learn how to use the Census Bureau’s application programming interface (API) to quickly access data in a standardized way.

The Psychology of Mapping Census Bureau Data

We will dive into the Census Bureau's data platform and learn how to retrieve ACS and/or Decennial Census information, and then demonstrate how to map it.

Your Community by the Numbers: Race and Ethnicity

Learn how to access data from the Census Bureau on race and ethnicity, using a variety of online tools.

data.census.gov News and Updates: March

We provide updates on the Geography Profiles for Puerto Rico, new mapping functionality, improved search, and other recently released features.

The Road to Employment Dynamics: OnTheMap

This training is designed for local planners, businesses, and other data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends.

Your Business by the Numbers: Census Business Builder

Learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of customers in your market and businesses in your industry.

Creating Custom Tables Using the ACS Public Use Microdata Sample

This webinar introduces the ACS PUMS files and provides several different ways to access them.

Making the Most of Mapping on data.census.gov

Learn more about the possibilities the mapping feature of data.census.gov has to offer.

data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data

Learn how to search for and download data, use the map feature, and customize table views on data.census.gov.

Navigating the New and Improved data.census.gov

In this webinar, we cover the new filter panel navigation, new table customization view, and a walkthrough of the live site with real examples.

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