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Census Bureau is Hiring

Want to earn extra money while positively impacting your community?  The Census is now hiring for full-time and part-time temporary jobs that begin in 2019 and 2020, and a majority of the openings are for census takers. Now through June 2019, most of the recruitment will be for Address Canvassing, which entails working during the day and updating lists and maps to ensure an accurate count. Why become a census taker? Census data affects the flow of around eight billion…

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New and Updated Datasets

We’ve been busy updating data! See below for a list of what we’ve added. Chronic Absenteeism by All Students Chronic Absenteeism by Gender Chronic Absenteeism by Race/Ethnicity Drug Arrests DUI Arrests DUI Crashes Health Insurance Coverage Liquor Law Arrests Median Age by Town Median Home Value by Town Median Household Income by Town Per Capita Income by Town Poverty Status by Town UCR Crime Index

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Hartford Data Platform

Some folks believe that “home is where the heart is.” It’s their source of comfort, shelter, and a place to decompress from the day. For others, however, home is at the heart of their anxieties, especially for some Hartford residents. How can people practice healthy hygiene when they don’t have running water? How can children focus on their schoolwork when their house doesn’t have adequate heat? And how can parents make the best move for their families when the lack…

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CTData Academy Survey: How can we improve our services for you?

Did you participate in any of the Data Collaborative’s workshops in 2018? Did you join any Open Data Calls or attend a Data Basics workshop? If so, we’d like to hear your feedback and suggestions, what you found helpful and what ideas you’d have to make our events more useful. Please take 5-10 minutes and complete this survey to share your perspective with us! Please email our Assistant Director Rachel Leventhal-Weiner at rlw@ctdata.org if you have any questions.

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Data Storytelling is a week from today!

Need help crafting a narrative from your findings? Which data visualization will have the most impact on your audience? What are the best tools and resources to have in your arsenal? If your organization struggles with these types of questions, we’ll cover the answers in depth at our Data Storytelling workshop, next Wednesday, January 30th from 10 am–12 pm at our offices in Hartford. There is a $25 fee. In this program, we bring together best practices in data reporting…

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January 2019 Newsletter: New Hartford Data Platform, Public Data & the Government Shutdown, and We Want to Hear from You!

    January 18, 2019   Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest CTData news and events!     Hartford Data Platform       The visualization above shows a concentration of poor mental health reported in Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood and a corresponding concentration in the South End neighborhoods of Frog Hollow and Barry Square, though the concentrations in the southern portion of the city are more geographically dispersed. In December 2018, the Connecticut Data Collaborative released our…

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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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