Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census enumerators collecting data from household members. Yep, Census enumerators. For almost 200 years, the U.S. counted people and recorded information about them in person, by sending out a representative of the U.S. government to evaluate them directly.
It wasn’t until 1980 that the government decided to collect Census data by mail-in survey.
A collection of portraits and stories of Black, Native, Asian and Latina farmers in the United States, digging into critical issues at the intersection of race and food to challenge the status quo of agrarian identity.
In this week's data news, the National Archives releases the data from the 1940 Census, the federal government outlines its big data plans, and an app uproar leads to good thinking on privacy and sharing.
Big data is usually discussed in terms of its applicability to business or scientific research, but it can be valuable for much more. Consider, for instance, the release of the 1940 census data by the U.S. National Archives earlier ...
This is the big day for all you agriculture statistics fanatics. USDA will be releasing the 2007 Census of Agriculture. Yep. Old data. The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches ...