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Bring your classroom to life with real world data. Select an activity that supplements what you are currently teaching in subjects including English, Math, Geography and History.
Increase the data literacy of your students with resources that display data in fun ways. Choose from monthly Fun Facts, 5-Minute Challenge warm-up activities, maps, videos and more.
Statistics in Schools activities are based on relevant education standards and guidelines that outline the foundational knowledge and skills students should have at certain levels.
Statistics in Schools is a free Census Bureau program that uses the data to create resources for K-12 students in a variety of subjects.


1-90 Population Density Profile 2010
Passing through some of the most sparsely populated territory in the country, I-90 connects Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Boston.
A Child's Day
This visualization provides a look at children's participation in extracurricular activities and various interactions in their lives.
A Decade of State Population Change
This data visualization takes a detailed look at annual percentage change in state population over the last decade and shows variation in growth patterns.
A Snapshot of Our Nation’s Veterans
Federal, state and community organizations use information about the veteran population from the ACS and the Economic Census to help serve their needs.
America’s Changing Labor Force
This infographic focuses on the civilian labor force and what we can learn from the Equal Employment Opportunity tabulations over the past five decades.
America’s Foreign Born in the Last 50 Years
Today’s foreign-born population makes up about one in eight U.S. residents, mostly immigrants from Latin America and Asia who have settled in the West and South
An American Community
The ACS enables communities to appropriately fund school-lunch, place new hospitals, build businesses and take other actions that lead to healthy communities.
Before and After 1940: Change in Population Density
This interactive data visualization includes three maps.
Blooming States
This interactive data visualization shows the state-by-state population growth measured by the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010.
Booming Cities
This interactive visualization shows the state-by-state population growth measured by the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010.
Center of Population, 1790-2010
The mean center of population is the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless, and rigid map of the United States.
Changing Ranks of States
The number of representatives given each state as a result of apportionment has shifted over time due to changes in state population relative to other states.
Child Care
In this infographic, data taken from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) help us understand child care usage among families.
Components of Metro Area Change
Population change can be attributed to several different processes: natural increase (births minus deaths), net domestic migration, and international migration.
Differential City Growth Patterns
City growth can reflect increases in population, area, or both.
Following the Frontier Line, 1790 to 1890
This data visualization highlights population expansion into new territory, subsequent gains in population density, and increasing urbanization.
Gaining and Losing Shares
This data visualization shows population distribution by region between 1790 and 2010.
HELLO my name is...
Learn about the top 15 most popular last names in the U.S. by rank and discuss different trends and changes with your students.
Home Based Workers
Communication and information technology advances allow for a mobile workforce. This infographic summarizes what the data tells us about who’s working at home.
Home Improvements
This infographic visually summarizes the results of the 2011 American Housing Survey in an accessible format.
How Do We Know?
This infographic details how the questions have evolved over time to address our changing needs.
I-5 Population Density Profile
Of the major interstates in the country, I-5 passes through the second-largest population (behind only I-95 on the nation's east coast).
I-95 Population Density Profile, 2010
Running from Florida to Maine, I-95 passes through 15 states and several major cities.
Increasing Urbanization Population Distribution
This data visualization reveals how the number and size of cities has increased between 1790 and 1890
Inside America’s Economic Machine
The US has the world’s largest economy. This infographic summarizes a few of the latest economic statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau using graphs and images.
Internal Migration in The U.S. - Exploring the Census Flows Mapper
This interactive map allows you to explore how internal migration connects with domestic policy issues/debates in the presence.
Islands of High Income
Median household income varies by county across the United States.
Manufacturing Day
This infographic summarizes the results of several surveys and programs related to manufacturing and business patterns.
Memorial Day
This infographic compiles statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Defense to honor our men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Men and Women Working in STEM
This infographic shows the percent of college graduates, by major and gender, who now work in STEM occupations.
Metro Area Density Moving Out From City Hall
This data visualization compares metro area population densities as measured in 1-mile distance bands radiating out from city hall.
Migration Between California & Other States
This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000.
National Pet Day
Have your students explore data on the number of animal-related establishments, the amount of paid employees, annual payroll, and more.
Physical to Political Geography
Early in the country’s history, descriptions of population distribution across the landscape were tied closely to physical features.
Population Bracketology
Test your knowledge of population data!
Population Shift to the West and South
Each bar represents the percentage of the population living within 2 degrees of longitude.
Page Last Revised - August 22, 2022
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