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Finding Available Variables

Here's an example of how to use DataFerret (a Census table-building tool) to lookup variable names and their descriptions on http://dataferrett.census.gov/run.html

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Submitted by logan.t.powell 11 months ago

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  • logan.t.powell attached: dataferret-0.jpg

    When arriving, chose the 'regular' Data Ferret (top)

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    You will be asked for your email. This is totally anonymous and only used for bulk downloads, but it asks you up-front... don't ask me :D

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    Click the "Get Data Now" button

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  • logan.t.powell attached: dataferret-2.jpg

    You can see the chosen variable subset in the right pane.

    Here we've chosen: American Community Survey > Summarized Data > 2007 - 2011 > 5-Year Summary File \ Sex by Age

    11 months ago

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  1. logan.t.powell Idea Submitter

    We chose the American Community Survey (ACS) 2007 - 2011 data set for our challengers in the National Day of Civic Hacking: http://www.hackforchange.org/challenge/census-american-community-challenge

    11 months ago