Introduction to U.S. Census Data Updated

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Kofi Benefo

This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.

Learning Goals


Using software to access and analyze census data

Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs

Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts


Use different tools to analyze Census Data and how it describes your area


Context for Use

This activity is used in a sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores multiple topics describing the area where an individual student resides.

Description and Teaching Materials

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses American FactFinder, Claritas and Census 2000 data to guide students through different data manipulation tools.


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