The U.S. Census Bureau has posted online its current training schedule, including tutorials conducted as part of its Measuring America initiative.
Combined with their frequent data releases, the Census Bureau brings you the most reliable and up-to-date information on demographics across the nation.
Census Bureau Data Releases, Tools and News
In the links provided on this page, please check out the upcoming events, informational sessions. You can also find the data release schedule and recent news releases for the Census Bureau.
Click here for the report entitled, "Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000."
The Census Bureau offers a wide variety of data sources and tools to find demographic and socioeconomic data. It has free online training sessions via e-tutorials and 5-minute podcasts on subjects, to help you learn how to use the tools, such as:
•Using the Local Employment Dynamic's "On the Map"
•Incorporating Census data into grant applications
•Searching with DataFerrett
•Navigating American FactFinder, and
•Finding income, population, educational level, county business pattern and employment data.
Measuring America Training Courses
These free courses can teach you how to use Census databases and mapping tools, and find local and national demographic information for a variety of uses, including grant proposals, economic data statistics for business plans, research papers, etc.
Check out their e-tutorials and webinars under the link provided for Census Bureau Educational Resources. You can access the webinars online, and locate call-in information as well at the Education Resources link provided.
Advance registration is not necessary for the Bureau's online training. Attendance at the webinars is on a first-come, first-serve basis until the capacity is reached.
If you are not able to attend a desired session, please access the Census Training Resource Library page, where recordings are posted of all past webinars for you to view at your convenience.
Training sessions typically include topics, such as the following:
•Accessing American Community Survey Block Group Data
•Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files
•Using American Community Survey Estimates and Margins of Error
•How to Use ACS Geodatabase Files and ArcMap
•Using the Census API with the American Community Survey
•How to Find an Address in Census Geocoder and TIGERweb
•Introduction to the American Community Survey.