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Microdata for All: Creating Custom Tables on

KaNin Reese
Chief of Dissemination Outreach, Center for Enterprise Dissemination
U.S. Census Bureau

Originally presented June 18, 2020.

Accessing Census microdata (individual survey responses) is challenging without special software or expertise. But MDAT, the new Census Bureau Microdata Access Tool, unlocks this incredibly powerful data in a new web-based interface. It enables you to extract custom tables and statistics that might not available through the standard tables provided on If you are an analyst, researcher, grant-writer or planner, you won’t want to miss this session.