Author: US Census  Bureau Staff   Published: 3/2/2024  U.S. Census Bureau 

Data.census.gov Newsletter – March 2024

Video Tutorials: 2020 Island Areas Censuses Cross-Tabulation Data

What’s New?

In February, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Island Areas Censuses Detailed Cross-Tabulations data on data.census.gov for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. If you didn’t catch this release, check out the press kit and learn more below.

We’re excited to share some enhancements we made in February to improve your experience on data.census.gov:

  • The addition of the new “Apps” tab: Located at the top of the screen, this feature provides convenient access to special applications developed for data.census.gov, such as Pop Story and the Microdata Access Tool. This tab allows you to access these applications all in one convenient location.
  • A new “Edit” button for mapping titles: With this new feature, you can now create custom map titles based on your own map description. Users will have the flexibility to tailor the title to best suit the content and purpose of their map.
  • Positive and negative values available on maps: Experience better data precision with our latest enhancement, which seamlessly showcases both positive and negative data values on your maps.
  • New “Icons” available in suggested single search: Users will also notice the addition of the new icons added to the suggested search terms in the single search bar. These icons provide more context to indicate whether the suggested phrase is a geography, code, survey, topic, year, or table.
  • Fixes to 12 defects, including the following:
    • Now you can scroll through all options after clicking the “More Tools” button at the top of the table or map.
    • Click seamlessly between the “Codes” and “Year” buttons at the top of the table.
    • Find access controls on the right side of the table to adjust the columns, pivot, and cell notes.
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February Releases

February 8, 2024

February 15, 2024

February 22, 2024

February 27, 2024

Featured Video Tutorials

Accessing 2020 Island Areas Censuses Cross-Tabulation Data

Faith Whittington speaks about accessing 2020 Island Areas Censuses Cross-Tabulation Data.

Learn how to access data from the 2020 Island Areas Censuses Detailed Cross-Tabulations on data.census.gov for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These data tables cross-tabulate characteristic data about people or housing units for each island and their respective county equivalents.

Locating 2020 and 2010 Island Areas Censuses Detailed Cross-Tabulation Data

Maria Valdisera speaks about locating 2020 and 2010 Island Areas Censuses Detailed Cross-Tabulation Data.

In this tutorial, we cover changes from what was provided in 2010 when data were only available for the island areas and not their county equivalents.

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Recorded Webinars

Catch up on data.census.gov webinars you may have missed in January or February.

January Webinar Recording
data.census.gov News and Updates: January 2024

February Webinar Recording
Diving into Island Areas Cross Tabulations on data.census.gov

March Workshops

These participatory workshops will guide you through practical examples, unveiling the fundamentals of navigating data.census.gov to find demographic and economic data.

Featured Question

How can I access 2020 Census data on data.census.gov?

The Census Bureau released a variety of types of data tables from the 2020 Census. Follow these tips to get started:

Select “Advanced Search.”

Open the filter panel.

Select 2020 under the “Years.”

Select one of the Decennial Census options under the “Surveys” heading:

  • Decennial Census (covers the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico)
  • Decennial Census of Island Areas (covers American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Select a product. If you are not sure which product to start with, we recommend checking out the Demographic Profile or Demographic and Housing Characteristics. To learn more about the different types of tables available from the 2020 Census, visit the About 2020 Census Data Products webpage.

Click Search in the lower right of the screen.

Click Tables at the top and view your results.

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