Making Sense of the Census: Using Census Data for Local Change

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and media organizations seeking to understand and better their communities are awash in data. The richest sources of community-level demographic, economic, and housing data are those prepared by the US Census Bureau. However, census products are complex and full of concepts that differ markedly from popular understandings.

This daylong workshop offers a general overview of essential census products, concepts, and sources, along with hands-on opportunities to practice local applications, with special attention to the American Community Survey. Topics include:

  • History and structure of the census
  • Basic geographies used in census products
  • Core demographic variables tracked by the census
  • Key economic variables measured in the census
  • Tips for the effective communication of census data.

The registration fee covers all instructional and material costs, morning coffee and snacks. Lunch is on your own.

Group discounts available; contact

Event Cost/Fee: 
John Quinterno, South by North Strategies, Ltd.
The Frontier, Bridge Classroom
800 Park Offices Dr
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States
Event Contact: 
South by North Strategies, Ltd.