Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Guide to the Census

Guide for understanding the census and creating census maps.

Census Mapping

1. Choose geographic level

2. Choose census variable(s)

2. Download data

3. Download boundary file

4. Join data and boundary files using ArcGIS

5. Create map

Mapping Census Data PDF Icon excellent guide by Eva Dodsworth, University of Waterloo

Please contact Spatial and Numeric Data Services for assistance.



        Census data                 +               Boundary file            =              Census map