As you experience the Racial Equity Data Hub today, it represents our starting point—a new home that will continuously grow and evolve, bringing visibility to data and resources that reflects the ongoing work with partners and the broader community of racial equity advocates. We invite you to participate in the discussion and help shape the Hub by visiting the dedicated Tableau Community Forum to contribute thoughts, suggestions, and data.

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Core areas of focus

Data is core to understanding the intersection of race and equity in American life. With our partners, we’ve selected the following four areas of focus:

Achieving Equitable Education

Informing solutions for dismantling race-based barriers to success

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Advancing Equitable Justice

Pointing to opportunities to end and amend race-based injustices

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Building Economic Power

Illuminating avenues for investing in and sustaining prosperity 

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Building Political Power

Exposing gaps in representation and how to close them

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PolicyLink: Comprehensive data tools for understanding inequities

Through in-depth data analysis and bold and tailored strategies, PolicyLink aims to keep equity at the center of the policy conversation. Their tools and resources empower their partner organizations from the national to local level to advocate for progress.   

Explore policylink's national equity atlas

Watch PolicyLink CEO Dr. Michael McAfee present at Tableau Conference-Ish 2020 on the value of deeply disaggregated data for making progress toward racial equity.

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Urban Institute: Guiding the ethical use of race and equity data

Urban Institute is committed to advancing the ethical use of data to drive fact-based policy solutions for equity and wellbeing in the U.S. Coming soon: Urban Institute will launch a Do No Harm Guide for working with data on race and ethnicity.  

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Urban Institute's Shena Ashley joins as a guest on Tableau's If Data Could Talk to share insights on the ethical use of this data.

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Get started with American Community Survey Data

Getting Started With
The American Community Survey


The American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau is a key resource for local data on race, education, healthcare, housing, employment, criminal justice, and other issues in the United States. For as rich as the data is, it requires some work to get ready for analysis.

As part of the Racial Equity Data Hub, we’re bringing together Tableau and other resources to help make this data easier for anyone to start their own exploration.

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Access the state and county-level data

Access either state or county-level versions of the reshaped ACS Housing and Demographic Estimates data set used in the jumpstart dashboard. All data hosted by

State-level: .CSV Download | .HYPER Download

County-level:  .CSV Download | .HYPER Download

Reshaping the data set

Restructuring data for easier analysis

Follow along with this step-by-step video to see how the ACS Housing and Demographic Estimates was reshaped in Tableau Prep. The process was designed to make the data easier to analyze without compromising the integrity of the data itself.

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Finding ACS data on the US Census Bureau website

Take a quick look at how you can access the vast data library on and discover how you can start to customize your data download to fit your needs.

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Learn from the experts

Want to learn more about how the team at the US Census Bureau approach visualizing the American Community Survey? Check out the US Census Bureau team at TC19.

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Census at TC19


Questions? Feedback?

The Racial Equity Data Hub, hosted by Tableau Foundation, is a work in progress. Your feedback is welcome as the Hub continues to evolve. Visit the dedicated Tableau Community Forum to offer feedback, ask questions, and meet others interested in working with data for racial equity and justice.

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Learn more about Tableau's racial equity investments

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Racial Justice Data Initiative

The RJDI is a $12 million, three-year commitment from Tableau Foundation to support the data infrastructure and capacity of organizations across the U.S. fighting anti-Black racism.

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Community Equity Task Force

Tableau’s Community Equity Task Force is committed to ensuring that our platforms are inclusive and diverse spaces, where critical discussions around data for equity work can be elevated.

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