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Census Workshop

A research guide designed to be paired with the UVA Library's Research Data Services workshop on the Census. Learn the basics of Census data, and how and why you want to use it.

Data Librarian

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Jennifer Huck
Brown Library 152
Subjects: Data Science

Alternative Ways to Get Census Data

Historical Census Tracts

The boundaries of Census Tracts are prone to change, especially when neighborhoods change rapidly between the decades.  To compare historical with current data, you need to have consistent census tract boundaries.  These datasets offer decennial census data standardized to the latest tract boundaries. 

The first three options listed below require use of a GIS.  For help with GIS contact UVA Library's Scholars' Lab. 

More Census Surveys

The Census offers a wide variety of surveys, beyond the usual population counts and characteristics that you are already familiar with:

Weldon Cooper Population Estimates

Learn More about Census 2020