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Is there a way to mass-download block-level data from the USA Decennial Census besides just total population and housing?


I know that some of the 2010 Census block-level data is available here in GDB format, but that data set only contains total population and total household units.

I also know that the full data set for the American Community Survey (ACS) for 2010 is available here in GDB format. But note that the smallest/finest level of geographic aggregation available is Block Group, not Block.

Lastly, I found that you can download block-level data tables one-by-one on the Census Data portal, clicking on the "Filter" button and selecting Geography -> Block -> State -> All Blocks within State in the "Browse Filters" section that pops up. This will filter the tables on the left-hand side to only contain tables related to block-level data (see screenshot below). The problem is that, in order to download a set of data, I need to select each data table one-by-one from the left-hand panel and wait a significant amount of time for the server to "prepare" the data. If I just want to download all the available block-level data for a given state, this quickly becomes a very tedious and time-consuming process.

Census Data portal

Is the block-level census data available somewhere for mass-download instead of having to download one table at a time from the Census Data portal?

I believe the old "Fact Finder" portal allowed you to download multiple data tables at once, but that tool has been sadly decommissioned. This is only tangentially related, but it was still worth mentioning.

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