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Census Data Center

Welcome to the SDSU Census Data Center!

The Center operates as a cooperative venture between the US Census Bureau and South Dakota State University.


5th Annual Demography Conference

Coming to Capital University Center in Pierre, SD, June 2017!

Presenters include data specialists from the U.S. Census Bureau, South Dakota state agencies, research institutions and organizations.
Wednesday, June 21st, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
   Laptops are REQUIRED for this portion of the conference!!

   Hands-on workshop on software and web tools for accessing and working with aggregate and

   micro sample datasets.

Thursday, June 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

   Learn about the latest Census and South Dakota-specific data products and applications!

   Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Thursday.

Cost to attend:

June 21st only is $30.

June 22nd only is $45

Cost for BOTH days is $69

Tickets available:



What we do

The Center assists people in successfully accessing census data for effective decision-making and sometimes just plain curiosity. We also take on special projects for organizations that have special data needs. We develop projects and seek additional funding to provide more and better data to the citizens and communities of South Dakota. Finally, we provide training to help people more effectively use the census data and presentations about our findings using the data. Our work is informed by a state-wide advisory committee.

We also publish newsletter. If you are not already signed up, please contact Joni Mueller. You will get our latest findings and find out about events and upcoming activities.


The SDSU Census Data Center is located in the basement of Hansen Hall in room 009/010

Current Data Center staff: 

Weiwei Zhang: Director, State Data Center
Joyce Eduful: PhD student in Sociology and Rural Studies
Wei Gu: MS student in Sociology and Rural Studies