The Kentucky State Data Center (KSDC) is the state’s lead agency in the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center Program and Kentucky’s official clearinghouse for Census data. The State Data Center program was initiated by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1978 in order to facilitate the dissemination of Census data to data users across the state and to provide a vehicle for user feedback to the Census Bureau. The Kentucky State Data Center is housed in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville.
KSDC’s mission is to empower data users with comprehensive, accurate, and timely information.
The Kentucky State Data Center’s Core Responsibilities are:
- Program administration
- Data dissemination
- Data analysis and technical assistance
- Promotion of Census Bureau products
- Training and education
- Assistance with Census operations
- Participation in annual meeting
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