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HLA Census Workshop 2016: Getting Started

Guide created to accompany a workshop on Census data held at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference in 2016.

How Do I Know Which Survey To Look At?

Survey Comparison Table

Before you decide which survey to look at you need to know two things:

1. What type of geographical area am I interested in (e.g. state, county, Hawaiian Homeland, census tract, etc.)?

2. What population characteristics am I interested in?

This handy table can help you decide which survey best fits your needs. Click on the table for a larger view:

Additional free training resources

American Fact Finder

Click on the image below to visit the American Fact Finder site:

main or home page for american fact finder website

Guide Creator


Angela Barr