Metropolitics of Race and Place (Johnson)


Here are the guides from the Data Sources workshop:

  1. Here is a guide to finding US Census data, including ACS data, using American FactFinder
  2. Here is a guide to finding historical US Census data using the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) database
  3. Here is a guide to using Social Explorer to generate maps using US Census data, including ACS data

Here are the materials for the examples covered in the Data Sources workshop:

  1. Please download the dataset containing NHGIS historical time series data for St. Louis and the associated metadata
  2. Please refer to the example of a cross-sectional visualization (chart) in the dataset containing ACS 5 yr 2014 data on St. Louis housing and please also refer to the associated metadata for interpreting variable labels
  3. Here is an additional example of a time series visualization (chart) of 2000 - 2014 St. Louis housing data
  4. Here is an example of a Social Explorer project highlighting "who was impacted the most by the dangerous water" in Flint, Michigan (link and quote provided by Andrew Beveridge, President of Social Explorer, Inc. via an email sent to the American Association for Public Opinion Research listserv).



  1.  Download the data (in a zip file) here. You will need to be logged in to your gbear account to download the data (it is hosted on a gbear Google Drive). If you are not a Barnard student, please request access and Alisa will share the folder with you.
  2.  You can follow along using the mapping/QGIS presentation.
  3.  You can download the handout with a step-by-step guide here.