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 the dissemination of data related to the Census,” said Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative.

“We are thankful for the work that has been done under the leadership of Michael Howser and look forward to enhancing the program and leveraging our infrastructure to empower data users across the state.”

Our first Census Workshop will be October 4 at 10:00 am at 10 Constitution Plaza. Click here to register.



Regional Data Stories


These stories provide an overview of the well-being of children and families in the six regions of Connecticut. Over the course of September, all six stories will be released. The first story focuses on Central Connecticut. These regions mirror the DCF regions in the state.



This story will walk you through who lives here, who works here, about some of their educational experiences, and health outcomes. It also highlights why these data are important and how you can use them. Click the image or head to the website to learn more. 


Census 2020

There’s a new fact sheet on why Census 2020 matters to public and private organizations:
  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) uses Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), which are based on the census, to choose the households whose data are used to calculate the index and to measure inflation rates.
  • Title I grants to local education agencies use census data to estimate the number of children in poverty and allocate funding accordingly.




CTData Academy


Upcoming CTData Academy events.
For more details and to register, click here:

  • September 13: Data Basics in Hebron, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • September 18: Open Data Call, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • September 26Data Basics in Canton, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • October 3: Data Basics in Avon, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • October 16: Open Data Call, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • October 17: Hartford Data Meetup, 9:30 am-11:00 am
  • October 31: Data Basics in Middletown, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Data Bootcamp: We are holding two sessions in the fall for area nonprofits supported by the Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Click here to register for Data Bootcamp at the Fairfield County Community Foundation on October 25, and save the date for Hartford’s session on November 7

Look for more Data Storytelling dates in November and December!



Around the State and In the News


As a reminderwe’ve moved!
We share space with the 
Liberal Arts Action Lab at
10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford.