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United States Census 2020: Introduction

This course covers basic Census Bureau geography and Census-taking concepts. It reviews the Census Bureau’s mission and development of the nation’s statistical and geographic "architecture" that is the basis of almost all general purpose used in government, academia, and the business world.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (74 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2018
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    Background
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    3.
    Tracking the American Story
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Programs, Topics, and Products
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Census Geography
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Census Map Examples
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Geography Changes
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Concepts and Rules
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    9.
    Population Projections
    Chapter Duration 7 mins

Course Description

This course briefly reviews the Census Bureau’s mission and throughly examines the development of the nation’s statistical and geographic "architecture"—the basis of almost all general purpose data used in government, academia, and business. The course describes Census Bureau programs that focus on topics and result in distinct products. The course covers basic Census Bureau geography and the Census-taking concepts and rules that define how society and the business world are defined. A brief reference to demography links the census to population projections.

Learn these skills

  • Census
  • Civic Engagement
  • Demographics

AICP CM

This course is available for 1.25 AICP CM credit.

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Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson has spent 40 years in academia, public and private sector planning, and environmental analysis.

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