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DASA: Demographic & Social Analysis

This guide is intended for use by new DASA students - the 2022/23Entering Class

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ACS vs Other Programs?

The Census Bureau provides an immense amount of statistics and numeric data though its various programs.  Most research projects will rely on either the Decennial Census or the American Community Survey, however depending on your project, there are several other data programs that could be useful.  If you need statistics and/or data beyond the Decennial Census or American Community Survey, explore the additional tabs on this guide and/or contact the Library.

Questions Asked on the Census

A good strategy for determining if the Census has the statistics you are looking for is examine the questions asked.  There are a couple resources for this information.