Census Data Tells Your Story

US Census Multiple Infographics and Visual Data

Using Census Data

Where can you find data to tell your community’s story? For many grant professionals, one of the first places we go to for community data is the Census Bureau. To create a compelling case for your community’s needs and to effectively communicate the impact of your proposed program, it is critical that we use relevant, up-to-date, accessible, and trusted data. This week on Grantchat, Susana Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau, will guide us through leveraging the wealth of information that you have at your fingertips when you access the Census data.

Question Preview:

Q1: How often do you use Census Bureau data to tell your org’s story? #grantchat

Q2: What are your go-to Census Bureau resources? #grantchat

Q3: What Census Bureau tables/surveys do you use in your needs statements? #grantchat

Q4: For population statistics, what geographic area do you usually search (ie city, census tract, zip code)? #grantchat

Q5: What time frame for statistics do you consider “too old” to use in a grant application? #grantchat

Q6: How do you use housing data and/or census tracts in a grant application?  #grantchat

Q7: How do you use Census Bureau graphs and charts in your grant applications?  #grantchat

Q8: Who do you contact if you need help with a question about Census Bureau data? #grantchat

Q9: What data do you wish the Census Bureau tracked? #grantchat

Q10: What other questions do you have about Census Bureau data and resources?  #grantchat

We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. 

INVITATION: Please join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Sponsor: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

Guests: Susana Privett @susana_privett

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants


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