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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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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. Background (7 mins)
  • 3. Tracking the American Story (8 mins)
  • 4. Programs, Topics, and Products (7 mins)
  • 5. Census Geography (10 mins)
  • 6. Census Map Examples (10 mins)
  • 7. Geography Changes (6 mins)
  • 8. Concepts and Rules (13 mins)
  • 9. Population Projections (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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