Public Data: Another Tragedy of the Government Shutdown

The impact of the government shutdown, the longest in history and entering its 26th day, is extensive—from food safety worries to tax return concerns to many individuals and families struggling without paychecks. An often overlooked government function that has ceased operating in many cases is the collection and dissemination of public data. How will the shutdown affect the government’s efforts? As Drew DeSilver in an article for the Pew Research Center notes, there isn’t a single, clear answer: some data…

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Why we all need to be counted (Hartford Courant Op-Ed)

The Hartford Courant published an op-ed written by Michelle Riordan-Nold about the importance of the 2020 Census for the State of Connecticut. In case you missed it, we’ve published the article below. “April 1, 2020 might seem like a long time away. But there is work to do before then if Connecticut residents are to be properly counted in the 2020 Census on that date, and there’s a lot riding on it. Fortunately, there’s also a lot Connecticut residents can…

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December 2018 Newsletter: Census ACS Estimates Released, Explore Data with New CTData Tool

  December 6, 2018 Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest CTData news and events! What’s New in Data The Census ACS 5-Year Estimates (2013-2017) are Here!   CTData has created a new tool to help navigate data from the ACS 5-year estimates (2013-2017). Click here or the image above to view our interactive webpage where you can choose from select tables for Connecticut towns and census tracts. Head to our blog to learn more about the estimates for…

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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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