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Your Community by the Numbers

Accessing the most current and relevant Census data

On April 28, 2011, Ana-Maria Garcia, Senior Partnership Specialist with the U.S Census Bureau’s Boston Regional Office gave two workshops focused on outlining what data is available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s websites and how to access that data.  The sessions were quite similar, though the morning one was more basic, designed for people who use data less and generally just wanted an overview of what is available.  The afternoon session was geared more towards heavy data users who may already be somewhat familiar with the Census Bureau data and website.  This second workshop provided more information about exactly where to get different kinds of data. 

Both sessions were filmed.  Following are links to the videos of each, their entirety.

Workshop 1: Basic

Workshop 2: Advanced


Slides from Presentastion (pdf, 1.29 MB)

For questions regarding this workshop or data for the Pioneer Valley region, you may contact Molly Goren-Watts, Manager of the Regional Information and Policy Center at the PVPC ( or 413-781-6045).  For more specific questions about census data or the American FactFinder website, you may also contact Ana-Maria Garcia directly at or  617-424-4510 or the Boston Census office in general at

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