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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...