Find things to do around Puget Sound with MyNorthwest's Calendar of Events
Browse by date

Search by keyword

Browse by category
U.S. Census Data Training
E-mail this   |  
Thursday, May 16, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Join us for a free workshop that will help you better understand current demographic statistics collected through the United States Census' American Community Survey. The workshop, presented by Linda Clark, a U.S. Census Data Dissemination Specialist, is especially useful for grants, reports and marketing projects. Space is limited to insure personalized attention.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with annual demographic, economic, social, and housing data. The survey includes a sample of about 3 million addresses. People living at the selected addresses answer questions on topics such as education, transportation, housing value, and marital status. The information collected helps determine how billions of federal and state dollars are distributed.

Having updated data on economic, social, demographic, and housing characteristics available each year allows states, as well as local governments and small communities and service organization to monitor change and plan for the future: from placing new hospitals and improving public transportation, to expanding businesses, apartments and housing -- assisting public and private businesses and organization to take actions that lead to healthy towns and cites. View the American Community Survey Data at