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Census and ACS Microdata Workshop

Date: 4/28/15 - 4/28/15

Have you ever felt limited by the tables available through the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder tool? Do you want to analyze Census and American Community Survey data over time? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this workshop is for you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location choices:
At the SANDAG, 401 B Street, Computer Lab 8E, San Diego, California 92101 or online via webinar.

SANDAG offices are conveniently located in Downtown San Diego one block from 5th Avenue Trolley stop. 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 be able to provide parking validation for these workshops.)

Register Online

Darlanne Hoctor Mulmat, (619) 699-7326,

Workshop Description

This hands-on workshop will be led by Katie Genadek from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota. The following topics will be covered.

• What is the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)?
• What data are available via the IPUMS?
• How are the data documented and how can I utilize the interactive metadata?
• How can I select the data I am interested in and download it for analysis?
• How can I analyze the data without a statistical software package?

This workshop will include time for hands-on experience, so bring your specific questions so you can access the data you need as part of the learning process.