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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

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Metro Area J2J Flows and Earnings Data in the Manufacturing Sector

This presentation looks at hires and separation rates from job-to-job flows, and flows from and to persistent non-employment from 2001 to 2017.

Manufacturing Workers Age Profile and Implications for Earnings

This webinar discusses how the composition of the manufacturing workforce is changing through hires and separations and by age and wage.

2019 ACS 1-Year Pre-Release Webinar

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

Providing Perspective during Covid-19 Using Census Data

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented changes across all industries, but has also hit some sectors harder than others.

Introduction to the American Community Survey

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

Tips & Tricks to Access Data on Ancestry and Foreign-born Populations

Discover the best way to access demographic, socioeconomic and housing data about foreign-born populations using data.census.gov.

OnTheMap: The Road to Employment Dynamics

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

Taking the Pulse of American Households During COVID-19

Learn more about how the Federal government is using the Household Pulse data to understand how American households are affected by COVID-19.

Statistics of Army Veterans Transitioning into Civilian Labor Markets

The Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO) are new Census Bureau experimental statistics on transitions of Army veterans into the civilian labor market.

Census Academy Webinar Series: Veterans in Our Communities

This presentation is an introduction to Veteran data that is readily available through the US Census Bureau’s website.

Census Academy Webinar Series: Exploring Asian Population Data

Join us to learn more about U.S. Census data collection and key concepts on Asian population and its subgroups.

Exploring American Indian and Alaska Native Data on census.gov

In this webinar, you will learn the differences between the American Indian and Alaska Native Population Groups data and the data for Tribal Areas.

Women-Owned Businesses

In this webinar, we will dive into statistics available from the Census Bureau on women-owned businesses.

Collecting and Tabulating Ethnicity and Race Responses in 2020 Census

This webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of how the questions and concepts of race and ethnicity are operationalized in the Census.

2020 Decennial Operations

This session will focus on how the 2020 Census is different than ever before, with an online response option, innovations in technology, and more.

How to Access Race, Ethnicity, Foreign Born, and Ancestry Data

Learn about how to access Decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data about race, ethnicity, foreign-born (ACS only), and ancestry groups.

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