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View Census Academy resources about the topic of Population & Housing Characteristics including Data Gems, courses, and webinars.
Methodology Updates for the Vintage 2022 Estimates
Learn about how the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program recently adapted its methodology for developing the annual population estimates.
Veteran Data by the Numbers
Learn how to access the most up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business statistics about our Veterans.
Accessing American Indian and Alaska Native Statistics
Learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, and housing data about American Indian & Alaska Native populations, reservations, and trust lands.
2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Pre-Release Webinar
This webinar explains how to access data and online resources from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) set to be publicly released on Sept. 15.
The American Community Survey: A Comprehensive Look
Learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products.
Introduction to the American Community Survey
Discover the detailed social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics that the American Community Survey Office provides for yearly for every community.
Women and Minority Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of our social and economic programs.
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.
Census Data Tools for Equity and Identifying Underserved Communities
This webinar introduces the U.S. Census Bureau’s new data explorer tool, My Community Explorer (MCE).
Introduction to American Community Survey Group Quarters Data
This webinar explains the different Group Quarter (GQ) classifications and provides an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS) GQ Data.
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.
Providing Local Communities with the Data They Need
Patrick Hewitt presents how Cuyahoga County Planning Commission uses Census data for its local community.
Exploring Census Data: Construction
Learn about the different types of data available in this sector to include construction spending, building permits, characteristics of new housing, and more.
Puerto Rico – Spanish
Learn what data is available for Puerto Rico and how to access them online and download your results using our data retrieval tools.
Puerto Rico – English
A Bold New Approach to Create Official Statistics
This presentation provides the latest updates on a research project studying a bold new approach for creating official statistics.
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.
Exploring Census Data: Health Care
The session includes how to find key data from the specific surveys, and discover gems and resources connected to the Economic Census statistics.
Using Census Data to Understand Youth Employment
This webinar examines several key youth employment trends utilizing several publicly available data sources.
Data on a Deadline for Journalists
This training is designed to give reporters an overview of the power of Census Bureau data for storytelling.
Your Community by the Numbers: Ancestry, and Foreign-Born Populations
Learn about how to access data from the Census Bureau on the foreign-born and ancestry groups using a variety of online tools available at data.census.gov.
Comparing the American Community Survey and Current Population Survey
Staff from the ACS and CPS go over the differences in methodology and data collection operations between each survey.
Your Community by the Numbers: Race and Ethnicity
Learn how to access data from the Census Bureau on race and ethnicity, using a variety of online tools.
New Insight for Linking Census Data with Vital Record Statistics
In this presentation, Graif examines how commuting ties are associated with neighborhood maternal and child health problems.
2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates Webinar
The purpose of the webinar was to show participants how to access the data and how to compare geographies and statistics over time.
Using Population Estimates and Projections
Learn how the Census Bureau can estimate the population and how it is able to provide projections for the coming years.
Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Travel, Tourism, Outdoor Recreation
Examine how workers employed in travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation across the country were affected by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Reporting Quality and Wage Differentials
Dr. Sara Malik presents recent findings from her completed RDC research project.
Our population statistics cover age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, migration, ancestry, language use, veterans, as well as population estimates and projections.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates, and produce statistics on the physical and financial characteristics of our homes.
Decennial Census of Population and Housing
The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Census Survey Explorer
Discover which surveys meet your criteria or needs. Search by topic, geography, and frequency of publication. This is a great place to jumpstart your research.