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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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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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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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 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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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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Data for “Driving is Why You're Fat” graph

I'm reviewing this Driving is Why You're Fat graph and would like to find the data behind it, preferably the actual data and not just the ranks. The data sources are vaguely cited in the lower right ...
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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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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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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 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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Census County Commuter Flow Data?

I've been banging my head on this, and I'm just not having a lot of luck. I've been using the Census' American Fact Finder to try and find it, but I'm not seeing it. What I need is to be able to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find a complete list of Census Bureau Summary Level (SUMLEV) definitions in table format?

The Census Bureau published summary level (SUMLEV) definitions in PDFs, though these are not always complete and do not always match the SUMLEVs in the actual data file. For example, this PDF here ...
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What are the Units of Measure for the ZAREALAND & MAREALAND fields in US Census Data?

What are the Units of Measure for the ZAREALAND & MAREALAND fields in the 2010 ZCTA to Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Relationship File published by the United States Census ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it still possible to download Census 2000 data at the level of the Metropolitan Statistical Area?

If you go to the web page for the 2000 Census: https://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html they don't list MSA's anywhere. If you click on "FactFinder", it just links to the Factfinder for the 2010 ...
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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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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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What is the significance of Census ACS columns with line numbers ending in “.5” or “.7”?

In looking at the Census ACS data there are several columns that have line numbers ending in .5 or .7. Their table_ids are duplicates of ones immediately before or after, making some import more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking US public school serving area boundaries

I am trying to get the serving area for public schools in US. I can get a lot of KML from the census website at https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-kml.html However, it only has school ...
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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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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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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/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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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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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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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 ...