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The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is a university-based organization that creates demographic media (such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials) that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens. SSDAN is directed by demographer William H. Frey and utilizes facilities at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan.

Latest News

Jun
28

Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's comments on black migration in the Chicago Tribune: Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs Cook County in 2015 recorded the largest... more
Jun
14

Mid-decade, big-city growth continues

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's latest blog post for Brookings: Mid-decade, big-city growth continues Big-city populations are still growing, according to new mid-decade Census Bureau statistics.... more
Jun
1

Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's recent quote for the Wall Street Journal: Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call by Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg   Big cities across the U... more
May
28

Census Shows Big U.S. Cities Continue to Grow

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent quote for USA Today: Census Shows Big U.S. Cities Continue to Grow All but one of the nation’s 20 largest cities saw their population grow last year, with... more
May
25

The New Racial Generation Gap

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's article for the Los Angeles Times: The New Racial Generation Gap In the 1960s, a flip but still effective aphorism summed up the rebelliousness of youth: “Don't... more