Published May 9, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau has launched the My Tribal Area data tool that allows easy access to select demographic and economic statistics for each of the nation’s tribal areas. These data come from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey, and include statistics on population, jobs, housing, economy, and education.
My Tribal Area provides comprehensive maps, data profiles and downloadable features for each tribal area. Users can also share a link to the application on social media or generate an embed code to include the tool on their own website.
“Since last October, the Census Bureau has held 18 consultations with tribal leaders across the United States. We’ve discussed topics like geography, data collection and promotion to prepare for the 2020 Census. We also heard many requests for easier access to statistics about tribal areas and reservations,” says U.S. Census Bureau John Thompson.
As with all Census Bureau tools, statistics from My Tribal Area are easy to download and share on social media. You can also embed the interactive app on your own website. Whether you access My Tribal Area as an embedded Web app or through census.gov, you’ll always get the most up-to-date statistics.
My Tribal Area is available at <www.census.gov/tribal>. The Census Bureau is always looking for ways to make their tools more useful, and they will continue to add functionalities. If you have ideas for how we can improve, submit your feedback through the “Tell us what you think” link. And if you like My Tribal Area, check out our other mobile apps and interactive data tools.
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