U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Skip Header

Live and recorded classes led by Census Bureau instructors on a variety of topics.

Population & Housing Characteristics Resources

View Census Academy resources about the topic of Population & Housing Characteristics including Data Gems, courses, and webinars.

Population & Housing Characteristics Data Gems

How to Access, Map, and Compare Detailed Veteran Data
Learn how to access our tables that contain veteran data, including the Veteran Profile from the ACS and the veteran business ownership data from the ABS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use the COVID-19 Data Hub
This Data Gem will explore the new COVID-19 Hub and the resource page developed by the Census Bureau.
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.
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.
How to Access Data About the Hispanic Population on data.census.gov
Learn tricks to easily access data on the Hispanic population using data.census.gov.
How to Access Race Data on data.census.gov
Explore Census data by race with these tricks on data.census.gov.
How to Access an ACS Data Profile about Your Community
Learn how to access socioeconomic, housing, and demographic statistics for your area at data.census.gov.
What’s up with the PopClock?
Watch this Data Gems to learn how fast the U.S. and world populations are growing.

Population & Housing Characteristics Courses

Population & Housing Characteristics Webinars

  • All
  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Census Bureau Webinar on Release of 2014-2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates

The webinar will show participants how to access the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates data and compare geographies and statistics over time.

2018 ACS 1-Year Pre-Release Webinar

This webinar covers background information about the ACS, updates for this release, and where to find new data release information on the ACS website.

Introduction to the American Community Survey

Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year.

CPS ASEC Data Processing Changes

Data processing changes to take advantage of new CPS ASEC content are now complete, and the changes and implications will be discussed in this webinar.

SIPP Webinar Series: Family and Fertility

In webinar #7 of this series, you learn the basics of Education, Child Care, Child Well-Being, and Fertility content in Waves 1 and 2 of the 2014 SIPP.

SIPP Webinar Series: Programs, Adult Well-Being, and Food Security

Webinar #5 of this series outlines the programs, adult well-being, and food security content in waves 1 and 2 of the 2014 SIPP.

SIPP Webinar Series: Demographics and Residences

Webinar #2 of this series covers the residences and demographics content in waves 1 and 2 of the 2014 SIPP.

OnTheMap: The Road to Local Employment Dynamics

This workshop is designed for data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends.

CPS ASEC Processing Changes and Implications

On May 13th the U.S. Census Bureau invited stakeholders and subject matter experts to discuss and provide feedback on the updated CPS ASEC processing system.

Older People Working Longer, Earning More

The percentage of employed older people has increased during the past two decades, and these older workers are earning more now than in previous years.

Using LEHD and Zillow Data to Understand Housing Market Impacts

Learn how Zillow pairs Census LEHD data with Zillow’s local housing market data in their industry-leading housing market research.

Related Information Around the Bureau


Back to Header