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On Thursday, March 31st, the office of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will host a hands-on presentation with representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau to better inform Philadelphia-area businesses, non-profits, and civic associations on how to identify and access valuable economic, demographic and social data available from the census enumeration. The workshop is free and open to the general public, and is geared toward helping businesses and non-profits better understand how Census data can inform strategic planning decisions and how to best utilize online Census data.
The event, The Census and You: Accessing 2010 Data, is an overview of key highlights and features of the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. Presenters from the Census will work through detailed information on how to access publicly available Census data, including being able to export and download information.
Civic associations and individuals can view a statistical portrait of their community, as well as the numerical basis for distribution of federal funds for infrastructure and services.