New American Community Survey 5-year estimates and CTData tool Released today!

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau, released the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates (2013-2017). These data are the only data available at the census tract and municipal level for Connecticut. We have created a tool that enables you view changes for: median household income, population estimates, population without health insurance, poverty status, and median rent. (User beware: when comparing data overtime using ACS 5-year estimates, only use non-overlapping time periods.) CTData has over 50 ACS datasets that we process…

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Census 2020 Kickoff Agenda, Registration, and Parking

Our Census 2020 Kickoff is less than a week away! View the agenda above to get a sneak preview of the day’s events. Just as a reminder, the Census 2020 Kickoff is on Tuesday, 12/11 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Light breakfast will be served. If you haven’t registered yet, click here or the agenda above to R.S.V.P. Spots are filling quickly! If you’ve already registered, we’re excited you can join us! Please email mfinn@ctdata.org…

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Join Us: 12/11 Census 2020 Kickoff!

Join us on Tuesday, December 11th for our Census 2020 Kickoff event at our offices at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Hear from the Lt. Governor-Elect, the Mayor of Hartford, the Census Regional Director, the State’s Chief Data Officer, and other elected officials about the plans for Connecticut with Census 2020. Learn about the impact the census will have on federal dollars into Connecticut, how the data are used for representation, and how you can get involved. Click here to…

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Draft State Data Plan available

The State’s Chief Data Officer has submitted the Draft State Plan in response to PA 18-175. Click here for the plan. A public hearing will be held, November 15 at 10am at the Legislative Office Building. This will be the last opportunity for public input on the plan. The Data Analysis and Advisory Board has 30 days from today to submit comments on the plan. A final plan will be delivered by December 31, 2018.

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We’re hiring! Join our team!

We’re hiring! Check out the details below! Data Engagement Specialist, Connecticut Data Collaborative (CTData) CTData, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a public-private partnership, striving for informed decision-making across Connecticut. We empower an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy skills. The Collaborative serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using data to drive policy, program and service improvements. To learn more, visit ctdata.org. THE POSITION The Data Engagement Specialist will help the CTData team…

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September 2018 Newsletter: CTData Designated Census State Data Center

September 6, 2018 What’s New in Data     We are the New Census State Data Center!   The Connecticut Data Collaborative has been designated by Governor Malloy to be the next Census State Data Center. CTData assumes the role previously held by the University of Connecticut. As a State Data Center partner, CTData is the official local resource to contact with questions about accessing and interpreting these data. “We look forward to assuming this pivotal role as the lead agency in Connecticut in…

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CTData Designated Census State Data Center!

The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CTData) has been designated as the lead organization in the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center Program and Connecticut’s official source for Census data, as the state and nation approach the 2020 Census.  The designation was made on behalf of the State of Connecticut by Governor Dannel Malloy, and is effective immediately. The State Data Center (SDC) Program is a cooperative agreement between the states and the U.S. Census Bureau. State Data Centers assist the Census…

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Michelle Riordan-Nold appointed to serve on DATA Board

Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, has been appointed by Senator Looney to serve on the newly formed Connecticut Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was created by the state legislature during the 2018 session, with a mission to advise the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government and municipalities regarding data policy, including the use of data to grow the economy. The Board has the authority to request information and assistance from the…

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Ilya Ilyankou joins CTData as Civic Technologist

Ilya Ilyankou has joined the Connecticut Data Collaborative as a Civic Technologist.  Ilyankou graduated from Trinity College in Hartford in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a double major in Computer Science and Studio Arts. He also spent a year abroad at Oxford University, where his studies included machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data visualization. At CT Data, Ilyankou works to increase the accessibility of open public data, create data visualizations, and develop web-based tools that present data…

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August 2018 Newsletter: new state data plan, new tools, new faces, new space

What’s new in data Draft State Data Plan At the inaugural convening of the Connecticut Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board, the State’s Chief Data Officer, Tyler Kleykamp, released a draft of the CT State Data Plan. This draft establishes a framework to guide the executive agency work in building a data culture. The public is invited to provide feedback on a broad set of principles, goals, and focal points as outlined in the plan. The ‘focal points’ will guide the state as…

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