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Faster Census Data Retrieval and Population Estimates Featured in Fall Webinars

Two events are on tap in November featuring Census Bureau experts that can help make you a data pro!

All TNSDC webinars are free, but we do require registration. Details and registration links are below.

Event 1

Using the Census Bureau’s application programming interface (API) to retrieve data

November 15, 2022 at 11 AM ET/10 AM CT

Learn how to make and reuse data calls to the Census API – a faster and more efficient way to retrieve American Community Survey and other agency data. In just a few easy steps, you can edit a sample URL, save your results and open it in Excel to get the Census data you need.

Tim Sarko
Data Dissemination Specialist
Data Dissemination & Training Branch
U.S. Census Bureau

Also featuring three “flash-style” presentations from Tennessee data users:

Tim Kuhn will demo how to access the Census API using Power Query in Microsoft Excel
Randy Pullen from Chattanooga Regional Planning shows his ArcGIS Pro tool which uses the API to create maps of American Community Survey data.
Aubrey Weiland from Knoxville-Knox County Planning will show the agency’s API-driven Census Data Explorer interface.

Event 2

Population Estimates 101

November 29, 2022 at 11 AM ET/10 AM CT

Learn about the Bureau’s annual population estimate data, which provide important information about the changing population in Tennessee, its counties and municipalities.

There is arguably not a more important set of Census Bureau data than the population estimates. They are used for federal funding allocations, as survey controls, as denominators for economic indicators and for vital rates. In this webinar we’ll learn more about how they are produced, how the data are released and how Tennessee’s state and local data are incorporated into the annual estimates of state, county and municipal population.

Luke Rogers
Chief, Population Estimates Branch
Population Division
U.S. Census Bureau