U.S. Census

U.S. Census

Census Bureau
U.S. Census official site.

Pull datasets as they’re completed with the 2020 Census.

Census Reporter
A Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easy for journalists to write stories using US Census data.

Big Local News: Census Data Co-op Project
Dozens of tools to help you understand and visualize the 2020 US Census data.

Journalist’s Resource Guide to the Census
A series of census-themed tip sheets, explainers, research roundups and interactive graphics. We want to encourage deep coverage of this event.

Journalist’s Resource: Seven Tips for Covering the 2020 U.S. Census

Justice Map
A high resolution map of race and income powered by the US Census. Includes open data layers that you can use to make your own maps, an API, and a Spatial Justice Test to do your own spatial analysis.

Census on the Beat (NICAR 2020)

Journalist’s Resource: 2020 Census Interactive Graphics
From Harvard: How the 2020 census guides federal program funding in each state.

Census 2020: Why Health Reporters Should Care About an Underfunded Census

US Census Bureau 2020 Census Daily Fact Sheets for March 2020

Five Tips for Using Census Data in Money Stories

For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.

CUNY Special Report: Community Media Can Make the Census Count

This portal to Census 2000 data is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends. Developed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the of Michigan it produces graphics and exportable trend data.

This site has collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create profiles of all U.S. cities. It featuresthousands of pictures, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment…), geographical data, crime data, housing, businesses, political contributions, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, user-submitted facts, similar cities list.

Census Data FactFinder
A huge collection of demographic and economic data.


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