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Online Data Tools for Exploring Local Demographics: A Focus on Hispanics

Publication number: 2016-23

Author(s): Marta Alvira-Hammond; Elizabeth Wildsmith

Publication date: Jun 2016

Doc type: Fact Sheet

Having up-to-date, high-quality information about local populations can help community agencies and leaders better understand their community’s needs. This resource summarizes key characteristics—detailed in the box below—of 10 online tools that the public can use to obtain estimates of local Hispanic populations. It also includes information about how well each tool allows users to document the diversity (in nativity, English proficiency, etc.) within the Hispanic population. Together, these online tools give users access to a vast amount of information on the Hispanic population.

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