Free Fall 2021 Data Conference

Free Fall 2021 Data Conference

  • August 31st, 2021

The Alabama State Data Center (ASDC), housed in the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) hosted a second Census data conference this fall on Thursday, October 7 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The virtual conference included presentations on how to access the latest 2020 decennial Census results from, the innovative Census Pulse Survey, the Count Question Resolution (CQR) program, and the economic products available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Click on the red titles below to view the slide deck from each presentation.

Alabama State Data Center Fall 2021 Conference
Thursday, October 7, 2021: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions | Susannah Robichaux, ASDC Lead / Socioeconomic Analyst, The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research; and Barb Lafleur, Acting Assistant Branch Chief and State Data Center Liaison, Data Users Branch, U.S. Census Bureau.

Data.Census.Gov | KaNin Reese, Partnership Specialist, Branch Chief, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination, U.S. Census Bureau. This presentation includes step-by-step demos for including topics like getting started using the single search bar or advanced search, comparing data across time and geographies, finding business data (searching by industry), and microdata access (MDAT).

Pulse Survey | Kathryn Bonney, Economic Management Division; Colin Shevlin, Economic Indicators Division; and Jason Fields, Social Economic & Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau. An overview of the two Pulse surveys: the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), which measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on U.S. small businesses, and the Household Pulse Survey (HPS), which was designed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on American families relating to employment, food security, housing, health, and educational disruption.

Count Question Resolution | Matthew Frates, Chief of the Count Question Resolution Branch, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau. The 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program provides a mechanism for governmental units to request a review of their official 2020 Census results and to help ensure that housing and population counts are correctly allocated to 2020 census tabulation blocks. This presentation is not yet available, so the link leads to the official Census CQR page.

An Overview of Key Economic Data for Alabama (including COVID data)| Andrew W. Hait, Economist, International Trade Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency and conducts more than 130 censuses and surveys each year. This presentation covers some of the types of data available from the economic surveys, how to access them, and some pre-made searches to help you find Alabama statistics.