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Data Science & Visualization Data Gems

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How to Access Population Estimates for Cities and Towns
This Data Gem shows you how to find data from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program for cities and towns.
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Find What Survey Has the Data You Need with Census Survey Explorer
This Data Gem will use practical real-life examples to teach you how search our surveys with the Census Survey Explorer.
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How to Access Income Data Tables and Reports from the CPS ASEC
This Data Gem covers some basic information about how different types of income (personal, household, and family) are measured.
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How to Access Poverty Data Tables and Reports from the CPS ASEC
This Data Gem also helps you understand what data are found in the Official Poverty Measure versus the Supplemental Poverty Measure.
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How Do I Access Data for My Neighborhood from the Redistricting Files?
In this Data Gem, you will learn how to access data about your neighborhood from the 2020 Census redistricting files for tracts and blocks.
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Can I Compare 2020 Census and 2010 Census Redistricting Data?
In this Data Gem, you will learn a few tips about comparing 2020 Census and 2010 Census Redistricting data.
How Can I Access 2020 Census Redistricting Data?
In this Data Gem, you will discover three valuable resources to access these data. You will also learn about when to use one tool versus the others.
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How Do I Access GQ Data from the 2020 Census Redistricting Data?
In this Data Gem, you will learn how to access Group Quarters population data from the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Files.
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How Can I Access Data about Race and Ethnic Diversity?
In this Data Gem, you will learn how to access race and ethnic diversity data in 2010 and 2020 using an interactive data visualization.
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How Can I Visualize Data for the Adult and Children Population?
In this Data Gem, you will learn how to identify trends for states and counties for the adult and under-age 18 population.
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How Can I Visualize Race and Hispanic Origin Data?
This Data Gem will teach you how to use an interactive data visualization to identify trends for the nation, state, and county.
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How to Visualize Population and Housing Trends Between 2020 and 2010
This Data Gem will introduce how to access population and housing data for your state, county, and metro area from the 2020 Census.
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How to Visualize 2020 Census Redistricting Data for Your Area
In this Data Gem, you will learn how to use the 2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer to easily visualize 2020 Redistricting Data for your area.
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What Data Can You Access from P.L. 94-171 Redistricting Data Files?
In this Data Gem, you will learn what redistricting is, what P.L. 94-171 is, what data are available in redistricting data files, and more.
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How to Download the Complete Set of 2020 Census Redistricting Files
In this Data Gem you will learn where to locate and download the full 2020 Census Redistricting P.L.94-171 data files for you state.
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What Are Census Blocks?
In this Data Gem, we will take you on a field trip around a Census Block, discuss its features, and show you how to select blocks when accessing data.
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How to Create and Customize a Map Using data.census.gov
In this Data Gem, we will show you how to create maps using data.census.gov to customize and visualize data for your area.
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How to Visualize Data from a Table Using data.census.gov
If you want to visualize data from a table available on data.census.gov, Jessica Barnett will walk you through a few easy steps to create a thematic map.
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How to Access American Community Survey Data Using Census Reporter
In this Data Gem you will learn about Census Reporter, a tool that allows you to access and visualize ACS data for a variety of topics and geographic levels.
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How to Conduct an “Address Search” to Access Data for Your Location
In this Data Gem you will learn how to use an address to identify all the geographic levels that include your location or organization.
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How to Use the GEOCORR to Identify Geographies That Make Up Your Area
Whether you are looking for estimates for the nation or a population count for your city block, geography is a critical element to using Census data.
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How to Access and Visualize 2020 Census Apportionment Results
This Data Gem will teach you how to access and visualize apportionment results using the Historical Apportionment Map.
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How to Visualize Your Data Using Thematic Maps on data.census.gov
Follow along with this Data Gem, where we show you just how quick and easy it is to create a visualization from a table on data.census.gov.
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How is Your Community Responding to the 2020 Census?
If you would like to track how your community is responding to the 2020 Census, this Data Gem will introduce you to the 2020 Census Response Rate Map.
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Births, Deaths, Migration: How We Estimate the Population in the U.S.
Have you wonder how the Census Bureau estimates how many people are living in the United States? In this Data Gem we will break it down for you.
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How to Find Your Nearest Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census
Want to support the 2020 Census? Learn how to use the Complete Count Committee (CCC) map to find local and state level CCCs serving your area.
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How to Customize and Download Tables Using data.census.gov
Discover easy tricks to customize your table and learn how to download it in two different formats.
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How to Extract Data from the Census API
Learn how to use the Census API to explore or learn more about America's changing population and economy.
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Visualizing Characteristics Using the Census Engagement Navigator
Learn how to use this interactive visualization to quickly understand what areas of the country had high or low return rates in the 2010 census.
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Infographics - How to Find Census Data Visualizations
Whether you're looking for data visualizations about veterans, income, or race, we have a library of visualizations that you can use to enhance your project.

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