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View Census Academy resources about the topic of Geography including Data Gems, courses, and webinars.

Geography 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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PART 6: Select a Customized Area to Perform a Labor Market Analysis
Learn how you can use the area selection tool to customize the area on the map to perform data analysis.
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PART 5: Create an Inflow and Outflow Analysis of your Labor Market
This Gem shows you how to visualize the inflow and outflow of workers to and from your selection area and the number of workers who live and work in the area.
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PART 4: Create Destination Analysis to Visualize Jobs & Workforce Data
This Gem adds the ability to select any area in the country to visualize the home or work destinations of the workers employed or living in the area.
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PART 3: Create a Distance/Direction Analysis to Visualize Commuting
This Gem focuses on showing you how to visualize on a map the distance and direction that workers commute between residence and employment locations.
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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.
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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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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 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 Data for Your Neighborhood in Just a Few Clicks
Using census tracts, you can select the boundaries of your area and access demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics about your community.
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How to Select Your Area to Access Data Using data.census.gov
Learn three easy ways to select your area on data.census.gov.
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What is a Census Tract? Making Sense of Census Geography
If want to access data for parts of your community, Census Tracts are the way to go.
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What is a ZCTA? Making Sense of Census Geography
The Census Bureau does not produce population data at the Zip Code level, but rather by its own Zip Code Tabluation Areas, or "ZCTA." So how does it work?
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How to Access Data for My Congressional District
How to use the My Congressional District tool to access demographic, social, economic, housing and business statistics for your district.
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What is a CDP? Making Sense of Census Geography
Working with census geography can be confusing. If you need to access data for cities and towns, it is important to learn more about CDPs.

Geography Courses

Geography Webinars


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OnTheMap for Emergency Management

This tool provides a web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real-time, for areas being affected by natural disasters.

Your Community by the Numbers: Data for Community Development

Learn how to use data.census.gov to access the most current and relevant demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics about your community.

Celebrating U.S. Small Business in the Global Market Place

Join this webinar to will gain insights from successful exporters who continue to win international business, discover trade information resources, and more.

A Discussion on the Latest 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results

Join us for a presentation on the latest Post-Enumeration Survey data showing which states have an undercount or overcount of their total population.

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.

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.

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.

Geography Areas and Concepts for the American Community Survey

This webinar explains how the popular geographic types, such as block groups, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas are used to present ACS data.

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