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Health Behavioral Risk-Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - A health-related survey that asks respondents about health and disease risk factors. Unit of Analysis: County Area Health Resource File (AHRF) - A compilation of Census Bureau demographic information, along with information about hospital utilization, health professionals, and natality/mortality....


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I asked a data analyst at the Bureau of Justice Statistics who provided this answer: "I would say that the answer really depends on what information they are trying to show. There are many different way to normalize crime data and even multiple different ways of doing population based rates. For example, I've even seen some people playing around with ...


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You have been misled, CBSA files are in fact what you are looking for. Check the documentation detailing what each type of shapefile contains. Want more verification? Here is the description of the GEOID field for the CBSA shapefile: 2010 Census metropolitan statistical area/micropolitan statistical area code found in CBSAFP10. And here is the description ...


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Try NHGIS, it has built a resource that offers what you are looking for. The race question is available at the block level from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 release; but the income question is available only through the American Community Survey (ACS) Summary File release which goes down to the block group level. If you want the information together, I ...


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Here is a link to county to county commuting flows: http://www.census.gov/population/metro/data/other.html For older data, you can take a look at the raw files from: The 1990 Census: http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/jtw_workerflow.html The 2000 Census: http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/commuting/index.html


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Look at the National Center for Education Statistics Urban-Centric Locale Codes developed by U.S. Census https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/rural_locales.asp. You might be able to modify that approach to accomplish what you want. They use principal cities to delineate between "urban" and "suburban" City - Inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city Suburb - ...


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The native raw datapoints comprising some of the more popular tables related to your search are accessible through sites at both agencies. As examples: Summary reports on current employment statistics and detailed data behind the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Summary reports on firm size, employees, and payroll and detailed data behind the ...


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Let's try to follow the sources one by one: Trust for America's Health has obesity ranks (sense probably inverted compared to the graphic) and the proportion (%) of obese people per state, directly linked from their homepage. U.S. Census American Community Survey should have this data. They have per-state transport mode usage statistics. Streetsblog is both ...


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This is a bit involved, but for a project I worked on, we developed some tools to make it a little easier to load 2010 decennial census data ("SF1") into a SQL database. (This has been tested in Postgres and MySQL.) First, you'd run these SQL scripts: geo_2010.sql all_sf1_files.sql Then, download the SF1 data for Alaska. Inside that ZIP file is one "...


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I have not done this before, but I do not think you can get exactly what you want (population + GDP) within a radius. You can get population/GDP/demographics down to a census tract. Here is what I would suggest as a rough method (in pseudo code), assuming your radius stays within a US county. Get the census tract KML datasets from US Census. For the point ...


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The FBI collects common Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data from all municipalities. These include things like murder, rape, assaults, property crimes, vehicle theft etc. Their primary site is here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr and they have common stats going back decades. Typically, municipalities use a /1000 population rate which can also be ...


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Block level data is only available from the Decennial Census, which means that you can only get fundamental demographic and housing data. This amounts to age, sex, race, household/family structure, home ownership and home vacancy rates. Some Decennial Census tables are only tabulated at the census tract level and higher, because of restrictions based on ...


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The problem, I think, is that suburban is a judgment call. For example, most people would probably talk about Evanston and Oak Park as 'suburbs' of Chicago, but each themselves have population enough to qualify as a UA. In some cases, one might even call Naperville a suburb of Chicago, even though it has almost 150K population. I downloaded the shapefiles ...


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I can throw in 2 cents on this subject. First, I would not use population of a point-of-interest as the sole normalizer in a crime analysis. Crime is more tied to the combination of population, economic activity and social factors at both the POI and surrounding area. Below are examples of some of the factors in developing an algorithm: The population of ...


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TLDR: Census data is complicated. The simplest actual answer to your question: If you type in "united states" on the front page of American FactFinder, you can get to the "Community Facts" page for the US, which has direct links to several kinds of data at the national level. Probably way more than you really wanted to know: More generally, Census data is ...


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There are two parts to this question that I can address. First, you'll need to make sure that javascript is enabled. Second, if you're after CPS data you have three separate resources. You have the option of using the FTP site which allows you to download the raw data. A better resource is from the National Bureau of Economic Research which offers the raw ...


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you're talking about historical public use microdata, right? you want https://usa.ipums.org/usa/sampdesc.shtml


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Update: I recently found this data at GeoNames.org, among many related data sets. The file includes city, county, state, latitude and longitude. It would be a separate exercise to roll it up to MSA or CSA. Direct link to US Postal codes ZIP file For many people, the best way to get this data is to buy it. There's a cottage industry of data services that ...


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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 individuals at the household level. If there is not enough of a sample at the block group level, it will get aggregated up to the zip code level. You can read up ...


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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 traffic (The ACS which handles can be completed online for millions of survey respondents). Future endeavors of the Census Bureau aspire to handle loads of traffic ...


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This streetsblog blog post has more details and the data [XLS].


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I've not done this myself, but the US Census does provide datasets and information for mapping census data between 2010 and 2000. They call these the geography relationship files. Below is a link to the datasets/information. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/relationship.html This is an excerpt from their website that I think would apply to your ...


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The individual-level microdata you want is not publicly available and never will be. That said, if you're affiliated with the right institution, you should be able to access much of it through a Census Bureau Research Data Center. These provide access to microdata, but the confidentiality requirements are fairly strict.


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I concur with Kotebiya. MSAs are identified by a CBSA identifier. Below is the definition from the Tiger line handbook (ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2013/2013-FolderNames-Defined.pdf) CBSA Metropolitan Statistical Area / Micropolitan Statistical Area


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The page Missouri Census Data Center - Census Geography and Summary Levels has a link to a listing of all the sumlev codes known to them as a text file. Although the text file is a SAS source code file it would be trivial to edit out the code before and after the list, and edit the rest to csv. It's unclear what the license is for their text version of ...


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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, unemployment, personal income, labor force, food stamps recipients, poverty, educational attainment, median household income. They also have a very good ...


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The Census Bureau has far easier avenues of extracting data through the American FactFinder (AFF). There are many tutorials for how to use AFF, but it is generally not been 'intensely hard' to use for me. By downloading the information in .csv format, you would be able to download the latest information from the ACS, or the 2010 Census.


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After asking, I found via Googling a series from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) called the Law Enforcement Agency Identifiers Crosswalk. Here is its description from the NACJD website: The crosswalk file is designed to provide geographic and other identification information for each record included in either the Federal Bureau of ...


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The ACS is a rolling annual sample. They take the sample for the entire year (about 3.5 million addresses in 2013) and divide it into 12 equal, monthly samples, and they mail out forms every month. So unlike the 10 year census (which is on April 1st) there is no effective date for the ACS. The analogy they use is that the 10-year census is like a snapshot (...


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In accordance with the inimitable "logic" of the Census website, the files in question are not located with the other block assignment files. Rather they are on a "113th & 114th Congressional and 2012 & 2014 State Legislative District Plans" page under "Redistricting Data". Even on this page, do not be fooled into thinking that the section labeled "...


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