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CHICLA 330: Gentrification In Latinx Comm. (Spring 2021) : Getting maps and tables from data.census.gov

Information about and links to library resources helpful for CHICLA 330: Gentrification in Latinx Communities

data.census.gov overview

Data.census.gov is the Census Bureau's platform to access its data and digital content.

  • Free of charge.
  • No limit on how many people can use it at one time.
  • Using the basic search, on the introductory/home page, will likely return lots of tables from lots of surveys.
  • The advanced search asks you to use filters from the start, and to make choices about
  • Some detailed data can only be retrieved using the advanced search.

Help from the Census for data.census.gov

Written guides from the Census Bureau:  How-to Materials for Using data.census.gov

These are PDFs with lots of screen shots.  Some were made when data.census.gov was first released in 2019. The Census Bureau has revised the appearance of data.census.gov's home page slightly since then, but the site still works the same way.

 

Video tutorials from the Census Bureau.  A few I recommend:  

Citing data.census.gov

You can look at How do I cite tables and maps on census.gov and in data.census.gov? , from the Census Bureau's FAQ section.  However, the answer starts out "The U.S. Census Bureau has no specific style recommendation for citing information found on our website."

It then has links to information about four major style guides Chicago, MLA, APA, and CSE, followed by some examples of citing Census tables and maps.