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2022 Data Users Webinar Series

The State Data Centers offers occasional webinars throughout the year. Do you have an idea for webinar or training? If so, drop us a line.

Fall Webinar Series

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 use the U.S. Census Bureau’s application programming interface (API) to quickly access data in a standardized way. In just a few easy steps, you can edit a sample URL, save your results and open it in Excel to get the data you need. Veteran Census Bureau Data Dissemination Specialist Tim Sarko will lead the session.

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

Also featuring the “Tennessee API Showcase”
Five-minute, flash-style presentations from Tennessee Data Users who have implemented the Bureau’s API in their work.

Tim Kuhn will show how to extract census data from the API using Power Query in Microsoft Excel
Randy Pullen from Chattanooga Regional Planning will demo his geoprocessing tool which adds detailed tract-level American Community Survey data directly to ArcGIS Pro maps.
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

The Census Bureau’s population estimates are used in federal funding allocations, as survey controls, as denominators for economic indicators and vital rates. The annual release cycle of this data provides some of the most important indicators for measuring recent population and demographic changes in our state.

This webinar will provide an overview of a variety of topics related to estimates production, including the cohort-component method, what is a vintage, how boundary changes are applied, and much more. It also will show how Tennessee’s state and local data are incorporated into the annual estimates of population for the state, counties and municipalities.

Katie Wengert
Special Assistant, Estimates and Projections Area
Population Division
U.S. Census Bureau


Past Events

Tennessee Population Projections

May 4, 2022 at 11 AM EST/10 AM CST

What trends will drive Tennessee’s population changes in the coming decades? Join Boyd Center Associate Professor Matt Harris to learn more about the data inputs, effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Boyd Center’s projections and plans for future updates.

Matt Harris
Boyd Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Michael J Stahl PEMBA Faculty Research Fellow
Boyd Center for Business and Economics and Economic Research
Haslam College of BusinessUniversity of Tennessee

Tennessee PUMA Geography Update

January 11, 2022 at 11 AM EST/10 AM CST

Join Tennessee State Data Center Director Tim Kuhn as he discusses the guidance used in drafting PUMA boundaries, reviews two initial draft alternatives and discusses how to provide feedback before the January 26, 2022, deadline.

Tim Kuhn
Director, Tennessee State Data Center
Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research
University of Tennessee