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Free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles?

The U.S. Census Bureau is relied upon across the country for economics, demographics, research, and planning purposes. It builds itself to be used in many ways. It already handles a high load of ...
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2000 census data by block group

Block level data for the 2000 Census is included in the Summary File 1 (SF1) release here: https://www2.census.gov/census_2000/datasets/Summary_File_1/ The rather impenetrable technical docs for the ...
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What encoding does the Census use in TIGER data?

According to this FAQ entry, TIGER/Line Files and Shapefiles through 2014 Cartographic Boundary Files – Shapefiles through 2014 Partnership Shapefiles – through 2014 Were all delivered in ISO-8859-1 ...
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Seeking shapefiles for US Census Block Groups?

Based on their FAQ https://www.neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu/ it looks like they are using 2009-2013 American Community Survey data. In which case, it is best to use the 2013 version of the ...
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2010 Russian Census Data in English

I've only seen this data in Russian, unfortunately. From 2010, you can find census population data on Wikipedia but it's also in Russian. The link is here. Note that you can try the English ...
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German municipality-level data (Gemeinde) on demographics

I came across an overview of employees (including demographics such as gender and migratory background) provided by the employment agency. Unfortunately one needs to pay 36 EUR to get it. Please check ...
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Do census tract geographic shapefile data update annually?

You're correct in that census tracts only change, if at all, after an official U.S. Census, which only occurs once per decade. It seems to me that the user interface on FactFinder obscures this fact ...
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2020 Census Data

The 2020 Decennial Census does not collect that kind of information. You can see what kind of questions were asked of households in this sample questionnaire. If you want to check out a survey that ...
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Human Mortality database around the world

There is no more reliable database than Human Mortality Database -- mortality.org. This database is run by demographers who use state-of-the-art methodology to overcome issues in the data. As the ...
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Year Structure Built of housing units

The American Community Survey has table B25034, which has columns for each decade from the 1940's to current (and another for "1939 or earlier"). Each column estimates the number of housing units in ...
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Matching 1980s address data to 1990 census geoid10?

My first thought is to use QGIS or ArcGIS and perform a spatial join. You could use the 1990 Census Block Group shapefiles located here with your addresses/point data.
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Finding ward level administrative boundary data for india?

Village level boundaries for many parts of India is available here as JSON files as per 2001 census data
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Free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles?

Or https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-geodatabases.html The census.gov tiger geodatabases have the political boundaries.
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Free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles?

If you are looking for the state leve boundaries, Michigan provides theirs through the MIGDL. http://gis.michigan.opendata.arcgis.com/
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USA census historical demographic data

The NHGIS at the Minnesota Population Center / Univ of Minnesota is probably the most comprehensive source for historical US Census data - it has the complete summary data for each census going back ...
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How to get all U.S. census blocks within a state

If you are only interested in administrative boundaries of Census Blocks, there are 3 options to download Census Block shapefiles from the Census Bureau's pages (Option 1, Option 2, Option 3). Option ...
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Seeking shapefile of unincorporated areas (US)?

Having worked with Census Bureau shapefiles for nearly seven years, I'm almost certain this isn't available by default. That said, the Census Bureau does provide Shapefiles of municipality boundaries. ...
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centroids or boundaries of unincorporated communities

Using Wikidata SPARQL Endpoint: SELECT ?a ?aLabel ?point WHERE { ?a wdt:P31 wd:Q17343829 ; wdt:P625 ?point SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en" . } } Place this pseudo-...
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Census data aggregated at MGRS level

Unfortunately, I don't think this exists as a pre-aggregated data file. However you could use a tool like census_area to get a close approximation. With this tool, you could download block or block ...
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Recent Demographic and Economic Data at CBSA-level

I would like to see some ready-made sources for 2016 CBSA-level data. Until then, I suggest using county-level sources and aggregating them to CBSA-level. For this, you can combine cross-walks listed ...
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Where can I find data about Cameroons subdivisions and number of inhabitants?

You can use GADM: http://gadm.org/ For Cameroon there are 4 levels: Level 0 the country border Level 1 region level 2 departement level 3 Arrondissement http://gadm.org/download In order to get ...
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Surname - Cast/Ethnicity Mapping for Nepali Names

This unofficial blog has the top names per group (16 Newar, 15 Khas- Chhetri/Thakuri/Sanyasi, 15 Khas-Brahmin, 5 Tamang, 5 Magar) https://nepalfederalismdebate.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/most-common-...
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Is there a codebook for the 1990 Census API table names?

I think I found the culprit for your discrepant numbers. In addition, I have an alternative and a recommendation. The Culprit: I believe you are using Table P120 from Summary Tape File 3A. P120. ...
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US Income datasets at the Census Tract / Block Level

Neither the Decennial Census or the American Community Survey report income information at the block level. They do report it at the block group and tract level. The data is accessible in many ways. ...
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Poverty estimates from Census API

Check the subject table section from the page you linked to. https://api.census.gov/data/2016/acs/acs1/subject/variables.html It includes variables from the S1701 table.
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ACS - Census Block Groups with 0 households?

Block groups are generally divided by roads and administrative boundaries. Based on the reality of their delineation, they are not divided by population explicitly. What you have here is a block ...
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Why does the Census API not return fields/vars when it says it should?

Your current call: https://api.census.gov/data/2015/acs/acs1? will be requesting detailed table data. To request from a data profile, which includes DP03, please use this prefix instead: https://api....
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