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*Special Program* From Statistics to Storytelling: An Introduction to Census Bureau Data

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Washington, DC

The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality, timely and relevant information about our nation’s people and economy. The Census Bureau releases statistics annually about your community for more than 70 indicators. Its website provides access to this data using several online tools.

Audience: This program is recommended for beginners or existing users seeking to understand how to better navigate Census Bureau online tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Census, American Community Survey (ACS) and Population 
  • Understand Census Bureau geographies
  • Understand the difference between 1- and 5-Year ACS estimates
  • Interpret the various ACS and Population Estimates table types * Use American FactFinder and QuickFacts data-access tools to access and map data
  • Estimates data sets  

About the Presenter:

Nesreen Khashan 

U.S. Census Bureau

Data Dissemination Specialist U.S. Census Bureau-Data Dissemination Branch As a data dissemination specialists, Nesreen Khashan provides presentations and trainings to the public on how to access and understand Census Bureau statistics. For more than five years, Nesreen has served in this role for the state of Maryland and the Metro DC area. Her public affairs, journalism and education backgrounds have informed how she approaches data; as a shorthand for viewing our greater societies, and as tools for rendering compelling and relevant stories about our lives. From 2009 to 2010, Nesreen served as a Partnership Specialist for the Census Bureau during the 2010 Census, conducting outreach about the importance of enumeration, and serving as a cultural specialist of Arab and Muslim communities during the campaign. The Data Dissemination Branch is part of the Communications Directorate (COM), which provides innovative ways to make Census Bureau statistics more accessible, useful, interesting and relevant.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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Washington, DC 20006-1708

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