Census Bureau: Data Challenge Expo Highlights Creative Use of Census Bureau Data in COVID-19 Response

The U.S. Census Bureau is partnering with the American Statistical Association (ASA) for the Annual Data Challenge Expo. Contestants are challenged to analyze the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates using statistical and visualization tools and methods to present their findings at ASA’s Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) in the summer of 2021. The contest is open to anyone interested in participating, including college students and professionals from the private or public sectors.

The theme for this year is “Helping Families, Business, and Communities Respond to COVID-19.” Contestants must use some portion of the ACS data but are strongly encouraged to combine other data sources — like the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID Pulse Surveys of Small Businesses and Households. Supplemental datasets can be found on The Opportunity Project Data Curation Hub, along with data points of contact.

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