April 24, 2012-Participants gathered at the Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, for a hands-on training session on the two main demographic programs; the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey.
After a quick introduction, participants explored the Census website to become familiar with the features available for locating statistics and other information resources. One of the newest features is the Interactive Map, which allows you to explore data from the County Business Patterns program and the 2010 Census. Another feature worth a look is QuickFacts, which provides quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people.
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The American FactFinder was also explored and sample searches were conducted with attendees. Resources covered included how to choose summary levels from the Geographic Filter page, how to access ACS Demographic Profiles for census tracts, creating a Census Tract Reference Map, and much more.
Special thanks to guest speaker Rosemarie Fogerty, Information Services Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, New York Regional Office for providing the training. If you have any Census related questions, contact the Census New York Regional Office at 212-584-3440 or visit: www.census.gov/regions/new_york.