Hey Robert! You won't be able to materialize the population data from map layers as dimensions/measures, but you can layer student zip code data from your data source on top of it by just building a regular map. Generally, population data does tend to be publicly available so I'd try searching around on the web for a data source, too.
Thank you for the response. For analysis we want to do, we want to join various census data (population, housing , etc.) with student zip code data.
Was hoping there was an easy way to do this like ArcView GIS.