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Questions tagged [us-census]

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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How to normalize the data when mapping crime reports?

Most maps using count of reports of crime end up being maps of the population density of cities. An attractive response would be to turn these counts into a rate, but a rate per what? Most commonly, ...
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Raw data from US Census and BLS

Is the raw data of US Census or BLS available? By raw I mean the datapoints that later comprise the summary tables. For instance, the average employment by firm size. Apart from means that you can ...
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Batch conversions of lat, lon to US census tract?

I have 700,000 latitude/longitude pairs I need to convert to US Census tracts. Is there a free API that offers this in batches? So far the only option I have found is from the FCC and does not state a ...
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What is the latest census statistics on US demographics

I am looking for sources about US demographics, when i started collecting data, i found that there are different statistics inside census data portal.what is the latest +to date+ statistics that I can ...
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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

I am trying to compile a list data sources - excluding the US Census - that cover the continental US at the state, county and ZIP/ZCTA level. Any help would be appreciated. Additional details: I ...
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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)

I've been rooting around at the US Census Dept's Tigerline Shapefile download area through the web portal here: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2013/main And have been pretty successful ...
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How and where can I get data on US census block data by city and state?

I am overwhelmed looking through dead ends on the US census website. Could someone that has solved this puzzle tell me where I can get the demographic and shapefile data? Race and income are my ...
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What is the difference between US Census definitions of “Urbanized Areas” and “Urban Clusters”?

I am trying to classify US Census tracts as urban, suburban, or rural. The Census Bureau provides a table with counts of people, and classifies them as either urban: urbanized area, urban: urban ...
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How can I convert from Census 2010 tracts to Census 2000 tracts?

I have a dataset (it's a bunch of count variables) at the Census 2010 census tract level, and I want to merge it to a bunch of other datasets that are at the Census 2000 tract level. Because it would ...
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

Every means I can find to access data on the US Census website wants me to put in some sub-national geographic level at some point. Even if I do this, I usually wind up with a giant list of tables, ...
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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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Data Ferret (Census.gov) will not load

I'm after CPS data and want to download them from Census Bureau's Data Ferret app (http://dataferrett.census.gov/). However, I can't get the Data Ferret to load. I open the pop-up window (I "tick" ...
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Shape files for Colleges/Universities?

I was wondering if anyone has ever found shape files for all colleges/universities (both 2 and 4 year) in the United States. The closest thing I've found so far is the 2015 TIGER U.S. Census AREALM ...