APRIL 23, 2020 —Today the U.S. Census Bureau released a new resource page on census.gov to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to the Census Bureau’s resource pages created during natural disasters, this resource page includes information on population demographics, economic indicators and businesses. It features a new interactive data hub that centralizes data previously released from the American Community Survey and the County Business Patterns program to facilitate users’ access to data useful in pandemic-related decision-making. The data hub, released as a beta version, will be updated periodically as the situation changes and as feedback is received from users.
The data hub provides four interactive features:
The data hub also includes direct links to other Census Bureau data tools that provide additional information to guide decision-making, and links to Centers for Disease Control data on COVID-19 cases. The hub was built in collaboration with the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri).
The Census Bureau provides access to this and all of its resources in support of the coronavirus response effort at <www.census.gov/coronavirus>.