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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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ACS County-County Migration: How to compare? What point of comparison for multi-year ACS?

I have multi-year migration data that I am trying to compare to the census to get an idea of its accuracy. The Census has County-to-County migration flows estimates from the ACS-5 year data. But I'm a ...
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What does PRIMGEO_FLAG mean in "City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2020" of United States Census Bureau Datasets

United States Census Bureau publishes City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2020. However I do not understand what PRIMGEO_FLAG column is in its published Datasets (United States). The File Layout ...
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Crosswalk from US Census Block to Congressional District

The Census geographic hierarchy diagram indicates that Congressional Districts are built from Census Blocks. However, I don't see any crosswalks from blocks to congressional districts on the Census ...
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USA block-level census data for mass-download

Quick version Is there a way to mass-download block-level data from the USA Decennial Census besides just total population and housing? Explanation I know that some of the 2010 Census block-level data ...
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Race and poverty data at the census block group level?

I need 4 pieces of data at the census block group level for the most recent year available: % non-white population Poverty rate % Vacant homes Per-capita income From what I can tell, the American ...
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Where can I find ACS data for *specific* countries of origin and languages spoken at home?

I wanted to map out where Ethiopians live in the Puget Sound area. ArcGIS has mapped ACS data, but I could only find data for places of birth grouped by continent. Same with languages spoken. What I ...
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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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Census CPS monthly API?

Related to this other question: Centralized sources of *monthly* data accessible through API (or otherwise automated query) Looking at https://www.census.gov/data/developers/data-sets.html, it seemed ...
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merged election (voting precinct) data and census (block group/tract) data

Is there available a mapping between US voting precincts and census-recognized geographical units, like census block groups, or even to ZIP codes? There are nice data sets now of US election results ...
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From where do I get shapefiles for all the states in USA at Census Tract level with "population" or "population density" data too?

I scoured the US Census site for any data like the population at Census Tract level, for the year 2019 or 2018, but I am unable to find it. I can get plain shapefiles that do not contain any ...
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ACS. Best way to get all PUMA, all variables, all years?

I am reviewing the tables at https://data.census.gov/cedsci/ But it seems like they are catering to people that want some columns or some locations/years. But for my project I am looking to get every ...
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Central vs Outlying counties for US Metropolitan Areas list

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the U.S. are comprised of counties. Within MSAs, the Census Bureeau makes a distinction between "Central" and "Outlying" counties: https://www.census.gov/...
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Is the most up to date data from the US Census on ZIP Codes (ZCTAs) from 2010?

I grabbed ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) from census.gov and I'm a bit confused because the data for Zip Codes seems to be from 2010? Is that right? Do they not change frequently enough to ...
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How to get male/female split for particular household income range in the United States

Where is the best resource to get the most recent Male / Female split of household incomes above $80K+ (or similar) in the United States? This U.S. Census table has "Female persons, percent" but I'm ...
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Missing ACS Variables

Looks like a range of ACS variables regarding housing are missing for the ACS: B06013_001E BO6013_002E BO6013_003E BO6013_004E and others in this group as well. What is one to do when they are ...
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How to Format API Requests to Loop through All Tracts in a County

I wrote this code to get specific ACS data for a set of years for all the tracts in Wake County (id 37187) in the state of North Carolina. I've read the census example of how to format the code to get ...
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State Area for 2010 Census AREALAND variable not found

I was following this tutorial for requesting from the 2010 Decennial Census. It specifies the following code for printing a list of state names ("NAME"), state areas ("AREALAND"), and state total ...
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Performance data by school district (or by High School) in the US?

I am ideally looking for data that would give me performance by public school district (or by high school) in the united states, for example: Average SAT / ACT Scores Other national test scores (e.g. ...
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1940 US Census - indexed data?

I read a fascinating article about the census in the US, and especially the 1940 census, which is available online (since the 72 year period has elapsed). I was able to search based on address (and ...
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Why are some tract geometries duplicated in census data?

I have been writing a Python program to analyze the contents of shapefiles from the 2010 U.S. census, and I came across some odd duplication that I cannot explain. For example, in the 2010 shapefile ...
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Where can I find free and accurate Parcel data for counties in the US

I would like to know if it would be possible to find Parcel boundaries for counties in the US through Open Source resources (free). I am particularly interested in parcels for counties in the state of ...
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Where could I find road data for counties in the state of Florida

I would like to know about websites from I could download roads data for counties in the State of Florida. I was able to find Tiger shapefiles for each county in every state in the US. However the ...
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Seeking block group data for USA for analyzing population change over time

I'm looking for a place to get data in the Census block group format that is not aggregated. Previously I tried to use the ACS 5 Year Survey, but their data aggregated five years so I was unable to ...
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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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Does Population estimates in American Community Survey 5-Year Data (2009-2017) includes international migration as well?

Does Population estimates in American Community Survey 5-Year Data (2009-2017) includes international migration as well? or is it based on residence status.
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Calculating MOE for Net Migration

I'm trying to replicate how the ACS calculates their MOEs for Gross Migration and NetMigration from the latest 2013-2017 County-to-County Migration flow data. I followed their guidance/methodology for ...
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US Interracial Marriages

I'm trying to find data that: is from the US AND from 1980 AND somewhat recent (within ten years) AND Interracial Marriages--Race/Ethnicity of the two people involved I'm trying to look on the ...
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Is there a way to get all counties in an MSA?

Is there a way to get the list of all counties that are part of an MSA/CBSA? According to this hierarchy, I don't see an obvious way: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2014/07/...
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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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Consumer Expenditures by Census Tract

Does anyone know how to source Consumer Expenditures (CEX) by Census Tract? I know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers CEX by Metropolitan Area and Region but I can't seem to figure out how ...
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Search population, zipcode by city from US census API

I am trying to fetch zip code, city name and population in a single file from this api, But can't get it right. Below one gives me population per city, but no zipcode https://api.census.gov/data/...
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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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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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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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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 a list of cities within each county?

I found some lists for some states, e.g. https://georgia.gov/municipality-list, but not for all counties in the US...
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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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