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2020 State Data Center Affiliate Meeting

The Tennessee State Data Center Affiliates met virtually on Monday, December 14, 2020. The 2-hour virtual session included project updates from State Data Center staff and affiliate agency representatives about ongoing work across the state.


2020 Year in Review: Highlighted Work from the Tennessee State Data Center
This short presentation reviewed some of the State Data Center’s work from 2020, such as supporting the 2020 Census and efforts to support the state’s response to the COVD-19 pandemic. Elements of the 2021 work plan were also introduced.


Unpacking the 2020 Initial Census Data Releases

In this presentation, we review the first releases from the upcoming 2020 Census data products. Included is a discussion about when the 2020 TIGER and redistricting data will be released, as well as a look at best practices for processing the data in order to help ensure a smooth data release for your organization.

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Accessing the Census API for Data Visualizations

Gerson Vasquez, U.S. Census Bureau Data Visualization Lead, provided a short training session on how to use the Census Data API for conducting research and how to integrate the results into a Tableau visualization.

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Hacking Sub-County Population Estimates: Results from 2019 Housing Unit Review Pilot

Tim Kuhn, Tennessee State Data Center Director, shared results of 2019 project where building permit data was collected in three counties. The data was used to help improve U.S Census Bureau Population Estimates for the municipal and unincorporated parts of these counties leading up to the 2020 Census.

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Around the Horn: Updates from Tennessee State Data Center Affiliate Network

Learning from each other is one of the important things that happen when our State Data Center Network gathers, whether it’s in person or virtually.

Jobs & Housing Trend Report
Caitlin Crawford, Planning Analyst
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency

On-Demand Training
Ron Williams, Data Dissemination Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau

ACS Data Retrieval Interface
Aubrey Weiland, Research Associate
Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Tracking Tennessee
Joe Zhou Wang, Research Associate
MTSU Business and Economic Research Center