2022 Census Workshops

In conjunction with the Census Bureau, the Puget Sound Regional Council is hosting two online workshops this coming June that will cover a wide range of useful Census data products and resources for supporting local planning work. Attendees will learn about the 2020 Decennial Census, 2020 American Community Survey (ACS 5 Year), and how to use the Data.Census.gov data portal. Equity data resources, such as the COVID-19 Hub and the My Community Explorer will be covered, along with PSRC’s soon-to-be-launched Community Profiles data dashboard.

The workshops provide a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions directly to Census Bureau staff, so bring your most burning Census data questions! 

Workshop Agendas:

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Workshop 1: Data Updates and Accessing Census Data on Data.Census.gov

Presentation 1: Decennial Census Data
This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn more about the preliminary release of the 2020 Decennial Census P.L. 94-171 (or redistricting) data as well as discuss upcoming data releases. 

Presentation 2: American Community Survey (2020 ACS – 5 Year data update)
Given the challenging environment posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau approached data collection for the 2020 ACS 5 Year differently than other data vintages. Learn more in this presentation about how those changes could affect the application of this commonly used dataset.

Presentation 3: Online Demo – Navigating Data.Census.gov, Tips and Tricks
The replacement of American Fact Finder with the new Data.Census.gov data portal represented a big step forward for data accessibility. This presentation will cover the updated Simple Search feature, as well as dive into advanced searches such as accessing data profiles, poverty and income, language data, and race/ethnicity. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Workshop 2: Census Bureau Equity Resources and PSRC Community Profiles

Presentation 1: All About the COVID-19 Hub
Within the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau began collecting data on how the pandemic was affecting households, businesses, and the broader community. This presentation will dive into the Pulse Surveys and corresponding Community Resilience Estimates for a better picture into how the pandemic has impacted people across the country. 

Presentation 2: Exploring Other Census Data Equity Tools
This presentation will cover other available data equity tools available at the Census Bureau. My Community Explorer and the Opportunity Atlas, as well as other census resources will be discussed. 

Presentation 3: PSRC Community Profiles Data Dashboard
PSRC will soon be launching a new web-based data dashboard – Community Profiles – which presents demographic, economic, transportation, and other useful statistics and graphics for each city or town in the central Puget Sound region. Get a preview of what’s available in this nifty dashboard tool.