Census Reporting

The team at Census Reporter sponsored a series of amazing, hyper-detailed Source articles on working with the US Census. They’re collected here as a deep resource for journalists digging into the Census, whether as an expert, or for the first time.


  1. Well Hello, Census

    By Joe Germuska

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    Joe Germuska walks through the iterative, human-centered process behind Census Reporter.

  2. Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

    By Anthony DeBarros

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    The Census Bureau’s population counts make trends in household makeup easy to track. All you need are two things: an understanding of how the Census asks Americans about households and relationships, and where to find the right tables.

  3. Finding Stories in Census Data

    By Emily Alpert Reyes

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    How to find the most promising needles in those gigantic Census haystacks.

  4. Marriage Data: It’s Complicated

    By D’Vera Cohn

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    D’Vera Cohn on everything you ever wanted to know about marriage data, but were afraid to ask.

  5. When and How to Use Census Microdata

    By Robert Gebeloff

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    A primer on working microdata magic with the US Census.

  6. How to Use the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey like a Pro

    By Paul Overberg

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    All about base tables and how to get the best data from them (hint: ask good questions!).

  7. Pushing Hot Buttons with

    By Ronald Campbell

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    How to use census data to find facts in a world of speculation.

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