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Census Workshops

Date: 5/24/13 - 5/24/13

SANDAG is pleased to announce that it will offer two workshops on the use of data collected by the Census Bureau: Making Sense of the Census and the American Community Survey (ACS) and Accessing Online Census & ACS Data. SANDAG analysts will provide these free hands-on workshops.

Thursday, May 23

Making Sense of the Census & American Community Survey (ACS)
9 a.m. to noon

Accessing Online Census & ACS Data
1 to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Making Sense of the Census & American Community Survey (ACS)
9 a.m. to noon

Accessing Online Census & ACS Data
1 to 4 p.m.

Space is limited so please register early using our online registration form.

Workshops will be held at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Computer Lab 8E, San Diego, CA 92101. SANDAG offices are conveniently located in downtown San Diego one block from the Fifth Avenue Trolley Station. Other transit stops are nearby. Participants are encouraged to take public transit.

Parking is available in the building’s parking structure at a cost of $24 (3 hours or more). Other parking is available at nearby parking lots. SANDAG will not provide parking validation for these workshops.

For more information, please contact:

Darlanne Hoctor Mulmat
(619) 699-7326
darlanne.mulmat@sandag.org

Workshop Descriptions

Making Sense of the Census & American Community Survey (ACS)
While the Census Bureau counts all residents in the United States every ten years, the American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at extensive population and housing information every year instead of the “long form” data previously collected once every ten years. The ACS includes social, economic, and housing characteristics such as education, language spoken at home, place of birth, income, employment, occupation, commuting to work, and much more. This workshop will provide an overview of the survey methodology, variables collected, and geographic areas available for analysis.

Accessing Online Census & ACS Data
As a follow-up to the above session, this hands-on workshop will highlight how SANDAG uses Census and ACS data, including data available on the SANDAG website. In addition, the steps involved in accessing specific data through American FactFinder will be shown (e.g., demographic characteristics like age and race/ethnicity, income, disability status, primary language, school enrollment, educational attainment, poverty rates). This session is hands-on, so feel free to bring your real-world questions and you'll be able to access the data you need as part of the learning process.