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ENG215: Technical Writing (Geary)

How many people are we talking?

It's important to know how many people you will be dealing with in a disaster. How much food will you need to have? How much water does one person need per day? These are questions that are based on the population of people in your disaster.

Searching Wolfram|Alpha

There are so many ways to use Wolfram|Alpha. Researchers can enter dates, names, foods, measurements, chemical formulas, stocks, calculations, musical notes, cites, and more. 

For our purpoases today, two searches are displayed.  A occupation/salary search, as well as a city-to-city comparison

  • Search by location for city data.

WolframAlpha search for Fall River Massachusetts

  • Search

Citing Wolfram|Alpha

There is no formally agreed-upon way to cite data retrieved using Wolfram|Alpha, but follow the link below for some sample citations. Note that in all cases the full URL of the results page is used.

Using Wolfram|Alpha


The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Census.Gov search options.

American FactFinder

US Census Data