Questions tagged [us-census]

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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+?
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Unemployment benefits coding in U.S. SIPP data

I'm having a good deal of trouble navigating the data dictionary for variables in the U.S. Census Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Here's a specific puzzle I've been unable to solve: ...
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Accuracy of LODES dataset

Has anyone used the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) datasets? I'm using the data from the Census FTP for LODES7 data. I want to understand how this data was calculated and what's ...
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US Individual Income averages by county and age brackets

I'm looking to create an average income for individuals based on their location and age. I have the average income by US county (census data), but I'm looking to combine this with age. Where can I ...
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Same-sex couple data from American Community Survey (ACS)

I tried to find the same-sex data from ACS and collect them at the census tract level. There are some good information in the website (see below) but it doesn't specify which tables have such ...
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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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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 ...
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Granular Data of US Census Population (zip code, block or household)

I have analyzed zip code data and block data of us census 2010. But I am unable to find which data is more at a granular level. I want to say that household data is more granular. Where can I find ...
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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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ZCTA regions in census files

I am trying to analyze census files but I find it confusing to define regions of tracts or zipcodes. I noticed that the postal ZipCodes are messy as there are some overlapping {some zipcode regions ...
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American Fact Finder vs ACS from IPUMS

What is the relationship between the data from the Census's American Fact Finder and the data from IPUMS ACS? If the data are different, what are the circumstances in which I should use one over the ...
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Urban, suburban, and rural blockgroup data

Is there an open source data classifying Urban, suburban, and rural blockgroups? I am specifically looking for the urban continuum data for Hillsborough County, Florida. I know that Nielsen Claritas ...
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Assignment file for VTD's to Congressional Districts? (NYS 2010)

I'm working with some data at the 2010 Voting Tabulation District level (like the 2010 Census, Vote, and Enrollment data on this page). I'd like to merge in some information about US House districts, ...
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Income cohorts based on household size

I am looking for income cohort data by household size for USA, preferably 2014. This is not available in Census FactFinder and I am not sure where else to look. Could anyone guide me on this, please.
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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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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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Data for the distribution of US household annual income by year and state

I am looking for data regarding the annual household income distribution filtered by year and state (and finer geographical feature like cities). In other words, I am looking for data with the ...
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Where is the block assignment file linking 2010 Census data with 113th congressional districts?

The block assignment files from the US Census are very nice. Unfortunately, they appear to tell you which census blocks make up each district in the 112th congress. This makes some sense, since this ...
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Where can I find pre-1951 median wage information?

I'm working on some data visualization for buying power pre-WW2, but I'm having trouble actually getting to information from before 1951. So far I have found data from 1951-present from social ...
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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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What are some good approaches for predicting sub-state level population changes before census data is released

I am currently working with US census data from 2013 at the latest. I am very interested in getting population and other demographic data pertaining to 2014 and Early 2015 as soon as possible. What ...
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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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Raw housing stock of particular city

I want to get the raw number of units of housing stock that there is in a particular city in month X of year Y (even yearly data would be fine). This place shows yearly stock from 2010 onwards. Here ...
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US Population Demographic Data

I’m hoping someone can help me find some demographic data for the US. I'm looking for data with first name, last name, sex, date of birth, and zip code and a unique identifier for each person. I want ...
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Historical US population by Age/Sex

I'm looking for US population data since 1900 (or earlier) with age and sex breakdowns. The data appears to be available from the US Census Bureau, but in may different text or Excel files, sometimes ...
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1840-1900 Income Data in U.S

Does income data exist during the 1840-1900 time period (or any span within in) that is at the micro level? Or was this information never collected in censuses, etc?
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Is there a time series data set that includes employment information at the neighborhood level?

I am looking for neighborhood level data on employment statistics. Specifically, I would like the number of unemployed individuals and the number of individuals who found jobs each month for each ...
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How can I get a full list of US Zipcodes with their associated names/CSAs/MSAs/lats/longs?

Is it possible from government sources? I've found a website that will sell the data, but I know all the data is out there for free, I just need to find it. I've been looking through Census.gov, but ...
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Where to get older digital OCR'd data sets of unsummarized US Census data?

I am trying to locate older unsummarized US Census data to do more research than just the statistics provided by the US Census Bureau. I know the old Census Data itself is located on Archives.gov and ...
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Looking for a source of data for these specific United States Demographics for People and Businesses

UPDATE: Ok as I'm learning more about this stuff, I'm realizing that I need Demographics and Firmographics, but more granular then the Census data. As the Census data is 35-44 years of age and I need ...
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Police precinct jurisdiction data for joining UCR with census

The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) contains crime data by individual police agency: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/. These agencies have jurisdiction over a town or city, but for any particular city, ...
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ACS 2013 5 Year METRO areas in KML

I'm doing a project that involves metropolitan areas according to the Census/BLS. I was able to merge Census and BLS data for metro areas because of their geoIDs. In some instances I had cities ...
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ACS PUMS Data Dictionary Codes in .csv?

I found me some data, and I'd like to be able to filter, and aggregate the responses in a relational database. However it seems the Data dictionaries are either in xls (but not a format easily ...
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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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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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Census API data across superior geographies

I am trying to populate a GeoJSON layer of blockgroups in Leaflet with attribute data pulled live from the Census API. My GeoJSON has the full FIPS code for the blockgroups as an attribute. That is, ...
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How can I get raw occupational data from the census long form?

Related to this question: Raw data from US Census and BLS what we want is occupational data for natural language processing research (i.e,. the text that people fill in, not the bubbles) probably ...
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Demographics by Zipcode

Is there a way to get the ethnic breakdown (within limits) on a zipcode basis in the US? I was looking at this census data but its insanely hard to parse. Where kind I find data that is more easily ...
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Accurately Using Census Tract Data and Total Population

I am trying to gather the total population of Pittsburgh and overlay it onto a Google Map. I took the Census Tract .shp files from http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html and put ...
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Where can I find data by “census tract numbers”

I am using an API (To get crimes in city ) where I have found a field entitled "Census Tract Number" and am getting data formatted with (longitude, latitude, census tract number). What does this last ...
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Data mining for US demographics

Where can I get US population demographics data for various MSA (MSA level data)? An early response is appreciated.
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What do the summary files in the ACS FTP drive mean?

I am trying to get all available 1 and 3 yr American Community Survey data for New Orleans from the census. I am looking on the FTP drive at ftp2.census.gov in the folder /acs2012_1yr/summaryfile/...
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Census data at every block level in US cities

I am trying to do a study about New York City. I need to know different information about every block level in New York. But I couldn't find updated information. I looked for specific information on ...
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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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Population Within Radius

I'm working on a personal project studying catchment areas for local travelers, and I'm looking for a way of finding population (& possibly GDP as well) within a radius from a point. I've been ...