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Census Workshop

Date: 2/18/15 - 2/18/15

SANDAG will offer an introductory workshop on the use of data collected by the Census Bureau: Understanding Census/American Community Survey Data & Geographies. SANDAG analysts will provide this free hands-on workshop.

Location Choices

Online via webinar


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9 a.m. to noon
SANDAG, 401 B Street, Computer Lab 8E
San Diego, CA 92101

(Depending on level of interest, another date may be added.)

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 be able to provide parking validation for these workshops.


Register Online

Space is limited so please register early.


Darlanne Hoctor Mulmat, (619) 699-7326,  

Workshop Description

Understanding Census/American Community Survey Data & Geographies

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 and geographic areas available for analysis. In addition, there will be time for hands-on access of specific data through American FactFinder. 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.