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Demography vs. political preference data sources

I am looking for data on the relationship between demography (mainly indicators of knowledge such as formal education, rural/urban residency, salary) and political preference, preferably in the UK or ...
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Human Mortality database around the world

I am looking for a database about death rates and population around the world. Idealy, I want: Per country Per year Including birth rates Divided by gender Including age of death
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Do census tract geographic shapefile data update annually?

I am looking at census tract TIGER/Line shapefiles from data.gov (https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles/index.php), and I see that they provide options for census tracts for different years. ...
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Retrieve US Census Data in Excel format

I am hoping you could help me find some information. I am trying to pull census data such as (age median, race, sex, weather) however I want it in a excel spreadsheet type format. I am unsure if API ...
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Birthday and Marriage Information

I'm interested in marriage/divorce information by birth date. Does anyone know the best place to get something like that?
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Countries with a Census

I am looking for a list of countries that have a census. The attributes would be the last census dates or dates of censuses and the census unit. I do not want variables from a census but meta ...
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German municipality-level data (Gemeinde) on demographics

I'm trying to find comprehensive Gemeinde-level data for small (<10'000 inh.) municipalities in all of Germany. The (joint-)distribution or at least some summary shares of the following ...
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Finding ward level administrative boundary data for india?

In the census 2011 data there is data at ward level. Is it possible to get shapefiles at that level? (paid/free) Please don't refer me to GADM , which is at taluk level. I want at least 2011. How ...
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Involvement of central statistics bureau with national open data portal

Although this is a very subjective question as each national government has quite a different setup. However, in general, are there any patterns or working models involving statistics bureaus having a ...
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Free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles?

Is there a free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles? Specifically, I need state legislative district boundaries. Of course, I've googled around, and didn't see anything. ...
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Literacy rates of Asian countries

What are the literacy rates of Asian countries (Myanmar, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, Nepal) for last five censuses?
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For a given 5 year ACS (American Community Survey), when is the effective date of estimation?

The ACS Survey provides the most up-to-date census estimates for US population groups. The 5 year survey is the most comprehensive. For example, the most recently available 5 year survey as of Sept ...
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API for information about Brazilian cities/states

I can already find data about Brazilian cities/states (e.g. population, localization, crime rates etc...), on some websites such as the government's open data portal and census data (which ...
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What encoding does the Census use in TIGER data?

What encoding does the Census distribute TIGER data in? The example on page 88 of PostGIS in Action, Second Edition seems to indicate latin1. shp2pgsql -s 4269 -g geom_4269 -I -W "latin1" ➥ "...
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Looking for the smoking count or rate per census tract in New York State

It seems like this only exists at the county level here - PA-Percentage-of-Cigarette-Smoking-Among-Adults
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Recent Demographic and Economic Data at CBSA-level

I would like to find a dataset of basic demographic and economic data at core-based statistical area level for the US. Ideally, it should include variables like population, median income, age ...
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What is the national median salary in Poland?

The mean average salary in Poland is blown out of proportion by extremely high salaries of people in management and government jobs. Meanwhile, finding a 'common' job that pays anywhere close to the ...
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Independent Census Data for 3rd World Countries

A standardized dataset for 3rd world countries, preferably younger than 10 years.
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2000 census data by block group

I need Population & Housing Unit Counts for Blocks (all the states) from 1990, 2000, and 2010 Census. I downloaded 2010 and 1990 from the following links, but can not find the corresponding data ...
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Recommendations for calculating unemployment and labor force participation at the block group level

I'm new to working with census data and am wondering about best practices for calculating labor force participation and unemployment at the block group level. I've been using the ACS R package to ...
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USA census historical demographic data

I am currently working on a project where I am responsible for calculating the mean temperature and precipitation data across the USA. My calculations are made for metro census data and county census ...
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Is there a complete list of what US Census data is available for every type of geographic unit?

The US Census provides many kinds of data (population, income, age, etc.) grouped by many kinds of geographic units (census block, tract, city, urban cluster, etc.). I have not been able to find a ...
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Units in Structure - Census

When assessing the US census data's housing characteristics by occupied housing, it provides a breakdown by Units in Structure. My question is should I look at the total units in a 2 unit apartment ...
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centroids or boundaries of unincorporated communities

I have the Tiger places (dark green), which I believe contains census designated places. I also have the Census Bureau's Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles - Places (Incorporated Places and Census ...
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Making sense of US census summary tape files?

I'm trying to get 1990 decennial US census data into a choropleth map, but having difficulty making sense of the data format and documentation. I've gathered that the block level data belongs in ...
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Matching 1980s address data to 1990 census geoid10?

I am hoping to match a list a addresses gathered in the mid 1980s with block group codes from the 1990 census. The geocoder on the census website processes this for 2010 block group designations only. ...
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Dataset of international marriages

I'm looking for a dataset containing the following: for each country, number of weddings according to the spouses' nationalities if possible, yearly data and % of divorces. For example, here is such ...
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Where to find census data for many countries?

I'm working on a GIS project and could really use your help. I've been googling all day but haven't had any luck. Where can I find: list of all countries with reputable census data and link to the ...
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EU workforce per commune

For a project I need geodata of communes with residential population and workforce (optimally also full-time equivalents, FTE) for at least FR, DE, IT, and AU. On Eurostat and EU Data Portal ...
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Census India, population by religion - village (ward) level

What I am looking for is the religious composition on a village/ward level from the census. The official census doesn't seem to report it, but since it is available for towns and the census abstract (...
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Geospatial Canadian Socioeconomic Data

I've been working with Canadian statistics data and performing geovisualizations of this data joined to census boundary shapefiles. Most of the data I've been able to join has been at the level of: ...
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How to get all U.S. census blocks within a state

Is there an easy way to download the set of census blocks (12-digit FIPS codes) for a given state? I've tried using R packages tigris and acs to no avail. (Well, tigris works but it gives me the ...
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Seeking shapefiles for US Census Block Groups?

I would like to use this US deprivation index (https://www.neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu), which is based on Census Block Groups. Where can I find the corresponding shapefiles?
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2020 Census Data

I have data from when the 2020 census from when it was first published, but it's missing certain fields (median household income, no vehicle households, etc.), I'm assuming those were added in ...
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Where can I find data about Cameroons subdivisions and number of inhabitants?

I want to know where I can find detailed, current and authoritative (ie. government) data about all of Cameroons subdivisions and the number of inhabitants in each (ie. census data). I know that ...
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Why does the Census API not return fields/vars when it says it should?

I am trying to retrieve the unemployment data for various US metros. The fields I am interested in are: DP03_0009E DP03_0009M DP03_0009PE DP03_0009PM I know these fields exist as I am to query the ...
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ACS - Census Block Groups with 0 households?

I'm looking through some ACS data on # of households by block group in Santa Clara County. Block Group 2, Census Tract 5002, Santa Clara County, California has 0 households, despite having a ...
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Is there a codebook for the 1990 Census API table names?

I'm trying to download Census data using R and the Census API. There's a list of variable names at https://api.census.gov/data/1990/sf3/variables.html However, most of the variable descriptions aren'...
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Seeking shapefile of unincorporated areas (US)?

I've been working with TIGER/Line shapefiles of CDPs/towns/cities, and want to fill in the empty areas between these places with shapes of those unincorporated areas well. So far, I've been unable to ...
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Census data aggregated at MGRS level

I would like to be able to have a file with U.S. Census data pre-aggregated at some level of the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). Ideally at thier 10km precision level, but I'd take whatever I ...
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Year Structure Built of housing units

I need to find the age of housing units? where specifically should I look and download a GIS file
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U.S. Census data for particular addresses?

Is there a way to get United States Census mapping data for a particular addressees, or are TIGER's blocks and tracts the finest spatial resolution available?
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Census Tracts for Puerto Rico

I'm looking for digital data for Puerto Rico. Specifically census tract shapefiles from the 1990 & 1980 census. TIA
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Seeking source of curated/cleansed data for 2016 Canadian Census?

I am working with open data sources and the 2016 Canadian Census is of great interest to me. The Canadian Statistics website provides boundary files, which work great, and some aggregated census data, ...
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Get list of all villages/towns in India

This might have been asked before but I couldn't get a similar question. I am working on an application which will have addresses in India populated using dropdowns till 4 levels. State => ...
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What is the meaning of "units in structure" in Census/ACS data?

The US census provides the number of housing units, which is supposed to represent individual dwelling units, not structures. The American Community Survey provides the number of units by structure ...
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When do Census Tracts get their boundaries adjusted?

I'm curious as to when the 2020 US Census Census Tract geometries actually get adjusted to account for any changes. I know they're semi-permanent, but that can indeed change from year to year. We ...
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How to look up the Census Block Code of an address?

I am trying to divide up a pool of addresses currently in Microsoft Excel according to the Census Block Code. Would anyone tell me where can I access data like that? Any instructions? Moreover, is it ...
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Historical (pre-war) data on cities and towns in Germany

What I do: I'm trying to find and merge city-level data from various time periods: ~1900, ~1930 and ~1990. I already have data on election outcomes, and a few related measures. What's difficult: ...
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Official data from census

I'm going to collect demographic data from official sources. There is a list of census sites with informations like license, data format, granularity, direct links, languages, etc? Will it be useful ...
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