Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Introduction to tidycensus

Instructor: Kyle Walker


Introduction to the package for accessing and making estimates with Census/ACS data tidycensus by package author Kyle Walker.

Anyone with an interest in Census data is welcome; a familiarity with R is helpful but not required.

Prerequisites

Participants who want to run examples on their own computers should install R and RStudio along with the tidyverse and tidycensus packages. Ideally they will also register for a Census API key following the instructions at https://walker-data.com/census-r/an-introduction-to-tidycensus.html#getting-started-with-tidycensus.

Kyle’s book, available at https://walker-data.com/census-r/, is helpful reading beforehand.