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Granular Data of US Census Population (zip code, block or household)

The granularity of the census data is done by design. When the United States Census bureau conducts a sample of a household, they make sure that the granularity is not small enough as to identify ...
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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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What does a "null" result mean in the Census ACS API?

Table B25105 is not available at the Block Group level. The appendices show which tables are available at the block group level.
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Yearly population projections for the fifty American states till 2050

US Census has population projections through 2060, and is also the data behind both of the sources you already found. State population projections (except for Vermont) list from the Census. Not ...
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What is the latest census statistics on US demographics

the american community survey is the principal annual estimate of the united states population. i think you are asking for https://www.census.gov/popest/schedule.html
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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

FRED, from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers various economic time-series data on various geographic levels. I personally use these on a county level, where you can find data on: population,...
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Shape files for Colleges/Universities?

Here's the most complete source I know, published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It's just points though. Here's the same dataset with an API and the online map on OpenDataSoft (which I ...
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US Population/Housing Data?

If you are interested in using shapefile data and have access to QGIS or ArcGIS, this geodatabase contains geographic, demographic, and economic data for Places or "Cities" from the 2010 to 2014 ACS (...
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US Population/Housing Data?

The Census API is pretty good and should have what you're looking for. If you want only recent data, you can use the ACS to get 2014 data. If you want more historical data, the 1990, 2000, and 2010 ...
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Mapping PUMA Codes to TIGER/line shapefiles

There are 4 variables you are leaving out of the shapefile that was imported to R. STATEFP10 is the 2-digit FIPS code for the state. PUMACE10 is the 5-digit FIPS code for the 2010 PUMA within a state....
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How to work around or resolve a Census.gov IP-Blacklist?

This may be an innocuous software error with thresholds being reached, but nonetheless it's still a serious issue of your rights as a citizen to use government services. Did you ever receive a ...
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Search population, zipcode by city from US census API

First a note. The US Census API provides data on zip code tabulation areas, not zip codes: ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) are statistical entities developed by the United States Census Bureau ...
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What is the difference between Census TIGER and Gazetteer data?

I wrote to the Census and they wrote back, The Gazetteer file you are looking at is a Cartographic Boundary Shapefile which is for small scale (limited detail) mapping projects clipped to shorelines. ...
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What is the difference between Census TIGER and Gazetteer data?

Upon closer inspection, it seems that the TIGER line zcta summary level 510 shapefile has more detail of the boundaries and the Gazetteer shapefile has simplified vertices that if I had to guess were ...
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Geometries for census tracts in 2012 and 2013 ACS 5 Releases

According to the Census website, for both the 2012 and 2011 Estimate Year, Census Tract uses the 2010 Census (https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/geography-acs/geography-boundaries-by-year....
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mean/median age for each US zip code

I did a quick export of data from the 2014 5-year ACS of the population and median age of every ZIP code: https://www.dropbox.com/s/utnthc601i82iff/census.csv?dl=0
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US Urban Areas 15k+ in KML?

Have you see Natural Earth Data Urban Areas? You can convert the .shp file to .kml with ogr2ogr -f KML ne_10m_urban_areas.kml ne_10m_urban_areas.shp. Not sure about the population sizes that mark ...
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Same-sex couple data from American Community Survey (ACS)

This data is not readily available in the US Census right now. According to this Nov. 2014 story from FiveThirtyEight.com, new questions explicitly asking whether the respondent's spouse was same-sex ...
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Urban, suburban, and rural blockgroup data

As Anthony suggested, there is an urban/rural designation available in the SF1 file. Rather than dealing the the huge, raw datasets, you can go to the Census's American Factfinder site and just ...
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Shape files for Colleges/Universities?

Do you need polygons or could you live with points? You could use the USGS Geographic Names Information System - it includes colleges and universities, and in many cases the location of individual ...
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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

Here is another county level BLS dataset: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). I work for this part of BLS. QCEW provides employment and wage data by industry at the county, MSA, State, ...
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Where can I find pre-1951 median wage information?

I'm not very expert on this subject, but since no one has answered, and I was wondering just how hard it would be to find, I've spent a little time searching. The conclusion? It's pretty hard to ...
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What does a "null" result mean in the Census ACS API?

A null result means that the variable has been suppressed for that geography. Some variables are always suppressed for a certain level of geometry, but even if a variable is usually available for a ...
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US county-level data on population and urbanization rates 1950-2010

(After a while I have found some useful sources. I will answer my own question, so that future visitors to this site with the same question, have a starting point.) Data 1940-1990 (from ICPSR): ...
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Trying to link ZIP code to core-based statistical area

I think that you can get what you want from two resources: The R package noncensus contains a data set called zip_codes that lists the following features for each zip code: zip. U.S. ZIP (postal) ...
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Is there an American Community Survey dataset that provides individual-level data at the census tract level?

To answer your first question: No, there is no open data version of the American Community Survey with PII (Personally Identifiable Information). As for your original query, Table B17001, does ...
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Crosswalk between FIPS codes and Wikipedia articles about U.S. Census Places

Is this something that would be possible with Wikidata? Yes, this is possible: There are the FIPS 55-3 and FIPS 6-4 properties in Wikidata; Wikidata contains information about the so-called ...
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Is there a way to get all counties in an MSA?

Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), Metropolitan Divisions, and Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) 2018-09 FIPS Metropolitan Area (CBSA) Codes - 2000 Census Documentation Bonus CMS's SSA to FIPS ...
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Where can I find pre-1951 median wage information?

Do you want average per capita income? Average household income? Or total national income (below)? National total income since 1929. This is a graph but if you poke around you can probably find the ...
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