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Half-Day Workshop
8:30am–noon or

No cost, registration required

Armando Mendoza
Data Dissemination Specialist
United States Census Bureau

King Street Center,
Computer Training Room

Next date to be determined.


Census Data Workshop is an interactive workshop that demystifies the process of accessing data and provides an answer to those who ever wondered why they should bother filling out a Census Bureau questionnaire.


No prior knowledge is necessary, but curiosity is helpful. Census Data Workshop is for anyone with a need for census data—novices and experienced data users alike. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, small business owners, and grant writers will all find this training useful.


  • Participants will get an overview of the wide variety of data available through the Census Bureau website and will learn how to avoid some common pitfalls in working with data.
  • Do-it-yourself exercises will teach students how to access tables and maps for local areas on a variety of topics, e.g., poverty, and how to use those results appropriately and effectively.

Topics Covered

  • Basics
    • Censuses, surveys, estimates
    • Data stewardship
    • Census geography
    • Race and ethnicity
  • Demographic programs
    • 2010 Census
    • American Community Survey (ACS)
    • Population Estimates Program (PEP)
  • Resources
  • Other Census Bureau programs and tools
  • Do-It-Yourself Exercises
  • Census Bureau home page
  • American FactFinder (AFF)

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Basic Microsoft Internet Explorer skills.

The Trainer

Armando Mendoza is a Data Dissemination Specialist with the United States Census Bureau's Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office. During Census 2010, Mr. Mendoza was responsible for overseeing census operations in several local census offices in the Los Angeles Region. Since then he has been providing training, workshops, presentations, and Webinars to businesses, census partners, and community and faith-based organizations on the use of data tools and apps to access census data from the Decennial Census, Economic Census, and the American Community Survey. A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, Mr. Mendoza holds an M.B.A. from The Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, and an executive certificate in global management from Thunderbird University.