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How can I get a full list of US Zipcodes with their associated names/CSAs/MSAs/lats/longs?

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 ...
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

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 ...
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Police precinct jurisdiction data for joining UCR with census

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 ...
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Where to get older digital OCR'd data sets of unsummarized US Census data?

you're talking about historical public use microdata, right? you want https://usa.ipums.org/usa/sampdesc.shtml
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Data Ferret (Census.gov) will not load

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 ...
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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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Demographics by Zipcode

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 ...
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For a given 5 year ACS (American Community Survey), when is the effective date of estimation?

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 ...
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Where is the block assignment file linking 2010 Census data with 113th congressional districts?

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 ...
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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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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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Historical US population by Age/Sex

You could see if Historical Statistics of the United States 1789-1945 is useful. You could also calculate it using iPUMS.
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Income cohorts based on household size

you can compute this with the cps or scf microdata http://www.asdfree.com/search/label/current%20population%20survey%20%28cps%29 http://www.asdfree.com/search/label/survey%20of%20consumer%20finances%...
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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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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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How can I get a full list of US Zipcodes with their associated names/CSAs/MSAs/lats/longs?

It appears that obtaining this data is not as trivial, as it might seem at first. The following are my suggestions in regard to the requested data sources and other options. It seems that currently ...
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Demographics by Zipcode

The data you are looking for is found in the Demographic Profile Summary File (DPSF). The data contains population counts by age groups and race/ethnic. It contains entries for all census geographic ...
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

Disclaimer: I am co-founder of opengeocode.org We've compiled an number of the US Census datasets into a CSV format with a common vocabulary for the data fields. This makes it straight forward to ...
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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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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has two economic datasets which may be of interest. The monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) of 50,000 households is broken down by region, state and select ...
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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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Batch conversions of lat, lon to US census tract?

Texas A&M's geocoder: http://geoservices.tamu.edu/Services/Geocode/ Mapbox's google docs script to geocode google spreadsheets: https://github.com/mapbox/geo-googledocs/ Smarty Street's geocoder ...
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Retrieve US Census Data in Excel format

The Census Bureau offered a tool for exactly this purpose, but it was discontinued as of last fall's data release. (See p. 3 of the Users Guide PDF) Your reference to "API" is unclear. Are you a ...
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