New to Census Data and the ACS? Here are a few links that may be useful!

Organizations

 

ACS Users Group: A forum where people can share messages, materials, and announcements related to ACS data, methods, and events.

Association of Public Data Users: The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is a national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government statistical data. APDU members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data.

The Census Project: An advocacy organization that seeks to ensure that the Census continues to remain strong.

PolicyMap: Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US.

Minnesota Compass: Provides policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals data to act on issues to improve communities.

University of Minnesota, CURA Minnesota Community GIS: Provides GIS data access, technical assistance, and educational and training opportunities to neighborhood groups, community organizations, and local government agencies in Minnesota.

Minnesota State Demographic Center: Provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota.

Tools

 

American Fact Finder: An easy to use tool to analyze ACS data, showing demographic, social, and other population characteristics.

Social Explorer: Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information