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Why Census Data?

Data and statistics tell a story...

  • Describes your target population and community
  • Helps substantiate problems facing target populations and helps justify the need for projects
  • Assists in program planning and design 
  • Establishes a baseline
  • Helps identify problems(s) and the need for particular projects
  • Measurable objectives: who, what, where, what, and why


  • Size of census geography matters 
  • Data is not up-to-date; exact data you need may not be available
  • Can be complicated to use and explain 

(Some of this is taken from using Census Data for Grant Writing / Tim Sarko) 

Pullman QuickFacts   Whitman County QuickFacts

Latah County QuickFacts

The American Community Survey

"The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered decennial census program. The ACS collects and produces population and housing information every year instead of every ten years." Note: ACS data is on the American FactFinder site.     Tutorial

The Current Population Survey

The Census

Other Sources

See Also...

Citing Government Documents and More

Other Resources

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