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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level
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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 (...

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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)
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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 ...

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How and where can I get data on US census block data by city and state?
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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 ...

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Job satisfaction data
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The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel survey which includes job satisfaction questions in one of its modules. It primarily focuses on tracking US individuals 51 years and over. ...

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

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Where can I find accurate US county boundaries?
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You might find these cartographic boundary shapefiles for U.S. Counties useful: http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cbf/cbf_counties.html

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Data Ferret (Census.gov) will not load
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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 ...

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A file listing adjacent congressional districts?
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I just solved a problem exactly like this with the United States' 2012 Census Block Groups. I used ArcGIS to breakdown the borders to their individual line segments (in other words each line that ...

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What does a "null" result mean in the Census ACS API?
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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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Freshness of Unemployment Data
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There are many sources of surveys/administrative in the United States data you might find useful. Unemployment Insurance Claims - the number of people in a given week who: newly file for unemployment ...

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Map of Orange County (CA) buildings
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As someone who actually has a fair bit of knowledge into the technological progress Orange County, California has made in the way of GIS, I can say that the data more than likely still does not exist ...

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Average height of males and females for each of the 50 US states: Where can I download the data?
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The BRFSS would be a good data set to use for this question. Download the data here. For example, for the 2013 data, I recommend getting acquainted with the codebook and then downloading the raw data....

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Looking for US County elevation data
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Have you tried the Area Health Resource File (AHRF)? It has elevation data and then some for this type of analysis.

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Demographics by Zipcode
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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 ...

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Where can I find data by "census tract numbers"
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I think I know what is going on with the weird Census Tract numbers you are getting. Census tract numbers come in many forms. However, the number you are shown in the Seattle city violent crimes ...

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Where can I download a raster with the elevation data of the whole US?
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You could try the National Contours file. You could also try using an FTP program such as filezilla to retrieve these rasters.

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Mapping PUMA Codes to TIGER/line shapefiles
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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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US Population/Housing Data?
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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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Seeking free GIS data for USA equivalent to Swedish General Map?
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There are many resources that provide general map resources for the United States. The Census Bureau provides a repository for demographic data and administrative GIS data. In particular, the U.S. ...

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Looking for longitudinal population data by age and sex, any country
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You could try a few of the following resources that I know of: The U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base The U.N. Population Division also has a good resource, though it is available only in ...

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Macro Indicators of Economic Data by ZIP Codes or Cities in the US
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I can certainly help you with the income estimates. The Census Bureau publishes mean/average income at the ZCTA level. For cities and ZCTA's, the estimate come from a pooled 5-year sample that ranges ...

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Historical US population by Age/Sex
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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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Do you know where I can find health data sets?
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I would recommend taking a look at the Medicare Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative survey on the health status of individuals that includes patient discharge information. You ...

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Understanding the population sample represented in CDC WONDER database
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I would go with the population denominator of 878,964. According to the Census Bureau, the 20 to 24 year old 2011 population in Illinois was 881,738. As to your second issue, just remember that it ...

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HUD Section 8 100% Median Income Data
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As Andrew has suggested, you could just use ACS data here. Make sure to download as a .csv to get the FIPS State-County codes.

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What are the Units of Measure for the ZAREALAND & MAREALAND fields in US Census Data?
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Since the file is a relationship file between ZCTA and MSA, it represents the area in square meters that the whole ZCTA (ZAREALAND) covers, and the area that the whole MSA (MAREALAND) covers. If you ...

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Seeking list of all US cities and their latitude and longitude
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The U.S. Census Bureau is the authoritative government agency that has been tasked with managing national data about governments (state, local, and municipal) and the boundaries that they claim. The ...

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Is there an American Community Survey dataset that provides individual-level data at the census tract level?
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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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What is the difference between Census TIGER and Gazetteer data?
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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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American Fact Finder vs ACS from IPUMS
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The aggregate statistics from the ACS Summary File found through the American FactFinder and the data from the IPUMS ACS are both from the ACS microdata. The ACS Summary File statistics are based on ...

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