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Thursday, August 28, 2008

FREE CENSUS WORKSHOPS

They're talking recent censuses, and demographic info, but I thought some MoSGA members may be interested:

October 1, 2008 - 10a.m. or 2p.m.
Missouri Southern State University
Plaster Hall, room 303

Workshops cover: 2000 Census of Population and Housing, 2007 American Community Survey, and 2002 Economic Census

This 3-hour workshop will teach you how to access data from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing from the Census Bureau's American Factfinder webpage, the new 2007 data from the American Community Survey webpage, Population Estimates and Populations Projection data, the Economic Census, and other Census Bureau data. We will focus on data and maps that feature Joplin, Missouri. http://www.census.gov

This workshop will teach you how to:

* Gather 100% of the Census data and maps for the area around your home or business street address
* Gather economic data for your zip code or county or metropolitan area
* Locate current data for the major Leading Economic Indicators
* Profile major industries of each Missouri county
* Access 2007 data for all cities and counties in Missouri with a population of 65,000 or more
* Find Employer and Non-Employer data for Missouri
* Find online press releases about newly-available Census data
* Find the number of school-age children living in families in poverty in Missouri
* Find the number of Missourians without health insurance and the number of school-age children without insurance

Both workshops are alike in content. Registration is not required.

If you have any questions about the contents of this workshop, contact:

Steve Beleu
Director, Oklahoma State Data Center Coordinating Agency
405-521-2502

Mr. Beleu has been presenting Census workshops since 2003 in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas.


Submitted by:
Wendy McGrane
Library Director
Missouri Southern State University
George A. Spiva Library
3950 E. Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801
www.mssu.edu/spivalib
417-625-9801 phone

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