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Watch this video to learn how to use Microdata Access (MDAT) through data.census.gov.
Building a Custom Table Using Microdata Access (MDAT)
How to Create a Map from Scratch Using data.census.gov
How to Create a Map from a Table
Explanation of Mapping Buttons
How to Export and Download Tables
Learn how to create a map using data you found on the Census Bureau’s main data search platform, data.census.gov.
Basics of Finding Data Using data.census.gov
In these participatory classes, data.census.gov outreach staff walk you through examples that cover basics and advanced of using data.census.gov to find data.
Advanced Usage of data.census.gov
These participatory classes walk you through some of the more advanced ways to use data.census.gov to find demographic and economic data.
Making the Most of Mapping in data.census.gov
Join us in this participatory class as we look at mapping capabilities in data.census.gov.
Basics of Using the Microdata Access Tool in data.census.gov
Join us for a participatory class that walks you through the Microdata Access Tool (MDAT) within data.census.gov.
Basics of Using the Census API
Join us in this hands-on class as we learn how to access data through the Census Data Application Programming Interface (API).
data.census.gov News and Updates: January 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Public Webinar Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our FAQs to learn about using data.census.gov and the Census API. Find out what data, features, and functionality are available.
How-to Materials for Using data.census.gov
Do you have questions on how to use data.census.gov? Check out our step-by-step guidance to learn about new functionality and how to navigate the site.
How-to Materials for Using the Census API
Do you have questions on how to use the Census API? Check out our step-by-step guidance to learn how to use the Census API to find the data you need.
How-to Materials for Using the Microdata Access
Do you have questions on how to use Microdata Access? Check out our step-by-step guidance to learn how to use Microdata Access to create your own tabulations.
Our team has created a series of "how-to" videos for those looking for ways to enhance their knowledge of data.census.gov, Census API, and Microdata Access.
Did you miss our latest webinar? Would you like to watch it again? View our latest recorded webinars on data.census.gov, the Census API, and Microdata Access.
Latest Data Releases
Find out the latest news about data.census.gov, the Census API, and the Microdata Access, including the most recent data releases.
Find out what datasets coming soon to data.census.gov, the Census API, and the Microdata Access, including what you can expect to see in the coming months.
View our release notes that provide the known limitations and defects, as well as the full list of features and functionality available.
In these informational one-pagers, we address some of the most frequently asked questions to better assist with your data needs.
As we continue to develop new functionalities like search by address and advanced printing and download options, please let us know what features are important to you.
Please send your questions or comments on data.census.gov, Census API, or Microdata Access to firstname.lastname@example.org
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