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The U.S. Census Bureau's mission "is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy." Use this tag for data collected and/or published by the US Census Bureau.

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Finest resolution for ACS 1-year estimates

The Census Bureau is allowed to release 1-year ACS estimates for census area with more than 65,000 people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Use_Microdata_Area). My understanding is that, for ...
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Household Income and Wealth Data for US

Does anyone know the best database to get unbiased info about mean, median, etc. on household income/wealth distribution. I have used Pew Research, the Census Bureau, and Sentier Research, but I am ...
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Reliable US yearly population and netmigration estimates by state from 1970 up to today

I am looking for US data on population and net migration by state and year from 1970 up to recent years (2015, 2016, 2017)? Is there a reliable, clean and integrated/compatible source? For 2010 to ...
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Average Gross Rent

I need an aggregate value for rent using a collection of Census Tracts from the American Community Survey 5-year estimate. The universe for Aggregate Gross Rent (B25065) is listed as "Renter-occupied ...
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Mapping PUMA codes to county

I'm looking for a mapping between PUMA codes (Public Use Microdata Area from the American Community Survey) to county. UMichigan has this mapping (linked from this), but there's no date so I'm not ...
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ACS 2005 column numbers don't align with documentation

using the documentation here: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/summary_file/2005/documentation/Chapter_5_tables_summary_list.xls for ACS 2005: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/...
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Vital statistics of the United States (early 20th century)

The US census bureau published annual volumes in its series "Vital Statistics of the United States" between 1890 and 1930. Each report is available as a pdf here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/...
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Area income data for percentiles other than the median?

I'm looking for data similar to the Area Median Income, except that provides information about other percentiles. For instance, what are the 10th or 90th percentiles of income in my county? I saw ...
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Crosswalk between FIPS codes and Wikipedia articles about U.S. Census Places

The English Wikipedia includes an article for nearly every U.S. Census Place. Has anyone published a crosswalk from FIPS codes of these places to Wikipedia urls? Is this something that would be ...
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Precinct Name Change Across Time

I am looking for one or several sources that record changes in precinct names across time in the US (at least after the 2000s). I have looked on individual states' webpages, as well as other website ...
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US Income datasets at the Census Tract / Block Level

I am currently using www2.census.gov to get demographics data from the census and was wondering if there was a similar source that could offer me blocks / census tract level data on income. I would ...
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Harvey Hurricane Disaster Area Data Sets

Looking for following Datasets for an ArcGIS Project Damage Area affected by Hurricane Harvey Recover centers per damaged areas for Harvey Hurricane Population data before Harvey for affected areas ...
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I'm trying to get a KML file for the Lorton CDP (Lorton, VA)

I suspect that this information is available at the Census Bureau. It seems like something they ought to have. I spent some amount of time there, but can't locate exactly where they keep it. I found ...
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ACS vs. CPS vs. PEP vs. Census

I am very new to census analysis/survey analysis so please forgive my ignorance. I am interested in MOST data/information about the U.S.A. population. Demographic information like breakdown by age, ...
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Obesity/Inactivity Data at a census tract level

Looking for obesity/inactivity data for adults at a census tract level for the state of California. Any good sources? Preferably in a format that can be uploaded to arcdesktop.
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2000 Census Population by Block

I'm trying to get population data from the 2000 Census at the block level for the state of Colorado. This can either be as a shapefile or as a table along with a shapefile containing the 2000 block ...
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where can I find cost living or cpi (consumer price index) by city in USA?

I was searching but I only found information for cost living for state or by county, like the link: http://livingwage.mit.edu/states/1. I need an official U.S. page. like: https://www.census.gov/...
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Cost living or CPI (consumer price index) by city in de US

I'm looking for data on cost of living per city from official U.S. sources. So far I've only been able to find this data for states or counties like the following to examples: Living Wage ...
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Yearly population projections for the fifty American states till 2050

I'm looking for population projections for the fifty American states (yearly up till 2050). Are these available online, or in any academic papers? Thanks. I've found the following two sources; the ...
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Search population by city from the US census API

I'm interested in know the population by city, but I'm not finding that option on the API. Then, what I'm considering is to use the zipcodes to do make the mapping, that information seems to be ...
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Is there a crosswalk between U.S. Census 1990 SF3 and 2000 SF3?

Is there a source that compares the tables from the U.S. Census 1990 SF3 and 2000? Something like the data provided in this Census 2000 to ACS5 comparison tool. Some information is provided by ...
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Looking for pre-1969 census county-level population and income data

I'm having a hard time finding annual county-level population and income per capita data. The Bereau of Economic Analysis: Interactive Data Application has this information readily available under GDP ...
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Where can I find county-level land area?

I'm looking for U.S. county-level land area (sq. miles) per 1990's. The U.S. Census provides gazetteer files for 1990, 2000, and 2010. I need data from 1950-1980. Where can I find this data? This is ...
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Seeking census religious data by block group in New Jersey?

Where can I find religious census block group data for New Jersey (NJ)? I am fairly certain this data is on american factfinder but I am unable to find it. My plan is to join to a NJ block group ...
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Is there a way to get US public school serving area

I am trying to get the serving area for public schools in US. I can get a lot of kml from census website: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-kml.html but it only have school district ...
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How to find address from the Census Blocks Code?

I have Census Blocks Code data (15 digits code) and need to get corresponding street names and addresses in NYC. What is the best source of such information?
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Are there any US Census columns that can give me information about rents with respect to the size of housing units? (bedroom, sf, etc)

The US Census department provides a fair amount of data on rents within areas. Median Gross Rent, Average Gross Rent, you've got the normally bands of rents ($800-$999, $1000-$1249, etc). But these ...
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Is there an American Community Survey dataset that provides individual-level data at the census tract level?

I am hoping to estimate the number of five year-olds below various poverty thresholds by census tract. The ACS definitely asks these questions individually, but no data source I've found can provide ...
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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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U.S. Census CBP Employment by year at aggregate U.S. level

I'm analysing employment by U.S. CBSA in the period 2001-2014, based on U.S. Census CBP data. I'd like to obtain aggregate employment in the U.S. (50 states+DC) based on CBPs. Since CBSA data is ...
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Data with Revision/Version (Versioning) History?

I'm looking for data set with entry values being corrected, and those correction are documented with previously incorrect values available as well. This can be in the form of errata, diff files, or ...
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How to work around or resolve a Census.gov IP-Blacklist?

I've recently been IP blacklisted from Census.gov. To dispel any possible doubt, I'm a developer using PostGIS. And a contributor to the project. When I try to access Census.gov, I'm getting Access ...
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Trying to link ZIP code to core-based statistical area

I have a dataset downloaded from the IRS reporting AGI by ZIP code (link: irs.gov). However, I'm interested in tying each ZIP code to statistical areas (whether it's [a] primary statistical area, [b] ...
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Looking for ways to estimate average household sizes based on their incomes (US census data)

The US census provides the population of households within a given area (say, census tract) making a certain amount of money per year (ACS T056). So if I were to be tasked to determine the population ...
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Mapping PUMA Codes to TIGER/line shapefiles

I downloaded PUMA mapping shapefiles for California from TIGER/line and am able to use R packages maptools, mapproj, and ggplot2 to plot maps of California with each PUMA outline as a border. My goal ...
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US county-level data on population and urbanization rates 1950-2010

I am looking for county-level data from the U.S. containing the counties' name and FIPS code (or any other identifier) as well as information total population and urban population rates. How urban ...
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US Population/Housing Data?

I'm looking for population and housing data for the USA at the city-wide level. The 2010 Census page has this information available: http://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap/ipmtext.php?fl=06:0667000#...
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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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API for 1990 Census geographies

TIGERweb provides an API for the 2000, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 US Census geographies. Does the Census (or someone else) provide an equivalent API for the 1990 geographies anywhere?
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What does a “null” result mean in the Census ACS API?

There are ACS 5 variables that are available at the tract level, but return null at the block group level. For example, median monthly housing costs: http://api.census.gov/data/2014/acs5/?get=...
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Geometries for census tracts in 2012 and 2013 ACS 5 Releases

The Census API provides ACS 5 data for 2011 and 2012 (along with more recent years). The Census's TIGERweb services provides census tract geometries for the 2013 ACS release and the 2010 Decennial ...
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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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What is the difference between Census TIGER and Gazetteer data?

The US Census currently distributes two zips for ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTA) data with 33,114 features, Gazetteer ZCTA (59M) http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2016/shp/...
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Tracts in a Place from Census API

Using the US Census Decennial Census API, is it possible to get a list of all the Census tracts that are part of a Census place.
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US Census Block Internal Points

I am trying to get a list of all ~11 million 2010 census blocks' internal points (latitudes and longitudes assigned by the census to be used as approximate locations for each block). I can't for the ...
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Where is ZCTA/CBSA relationship file for 2016?

I am looking for the updated ZCTA to CBSA Relationship files. I can only find one for 2010, but there is a Tiger2016 ZCTA...where is the updated relationship file? Or is there another way to find this ...
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Number of people over age 65 in each ZCTA for each year since 2005

Population and age data for zip codes are easy to find for 2010 and later. Where can I find zip code level population and age data from 2005 to 2010? Specifically, I need the number of individuals ...
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On average, in the United States, when the youngest child of a husband and wife turns 18 years of age, what are the ages of the parents?

What I really want to know is, at the point in each child's life when they are gaining full independence from their parents, on average: 1) What is the father's age? 2) What is the mother's age? ...
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mean/median age for each US zip code

I need a table that will map each US zip code to either the mean age or the median age of the population in that zip code. I see that https://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/asrh/2015 provides ...
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US Urban Areas 15k+ in KML?

Anyone know where I can get a KML of US urban areas with a population of 15k+?