Free Census Webinars

Jun 24 Time: 1pm -2pm ET   Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey

Description: The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to our smallest level of geography, block groups, using the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the Summary File Retrieval Tool, DataFerrett, and FTP site.

Sep 11  Time: 1pm -2pm ET  Introduction to the American Community Survey

Description: Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access our statistical products via American FactFinder.

Oct 15 Time: 1pm -2pm ET   Working with the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

Description: The American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files are a set of untabulated records about individual people or housing units. The Census Bureau produces the PUMS files so that data users can create custom tables that are not available through pretabulated ACS data products. In this webinar, we will discuss the basics of working with ACS PUMS files, including organization and confidentiality of the files, accessing the data and documentation, and geographic availability.

Dec 10 Time: 1pm -2pm ET   Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey

Description: The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to our smallest level of geography, block groups, using the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the Summary File Retrieval Tool, DataFerrett, and FTP site.

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