Using R to Visualize US Census Data

Monday, October 21 , 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TCEQ
Taught by:
Eric Pimpler
In this class you will learn how to use R with the tidycensus and tidyverse packages to explore and visualize US Census data. tidycensus is an R package that allows users to interface with the US Census Bureau’s decennial Census and five-year American Community APIs and return tidyverse-ready data frames, optionally with simple feature geometry included that allows you to create thematic maps.

Prerequisites: Some basic R experience would be very helpful since we won't have time to cover the basics of the language itself. We'll focus specifically on using existing R skills to visualize US Census Data.

Instructor Bio(s)

Eric Pimpler

headshot of instructor Eric PimplerEric is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services ( and has over 25 years experience as an application developer, data scientist, and trainer using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Pro. Eric is currently focused on data science applications with Python, R, and GIS.

Eric is the author of

  • Data Visualization and Exploration with R
  • Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook
  • Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript
  • Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Blueprints
  • Programming ArcGIS Pro with Python

Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master's of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University.