A procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about all the members of a given population.

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Are US Census tracts GEOID the same across different years?

I want to know if it is appropriate to join tables from different years to the same census tracts TIGER file. Do all census tracts' ID stay the same? How would they change--adding new tracts, ...
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Creating map of New Mexico where deaf people live in county from US Census database?

I would like to get some feedback from those who have been doing or perform on US Census Map. Is there a way for me to get information on Deaf person living in New Mexico. Would US Census be helpful? ...
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Population by Census Tract

I am looking to obtain count of population by census tract. The ideal output would be Census Tract 1919.01 Population = 7,435. Does anyone know of resources where I can get this information. I tried ...
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Where is the pdf of the US Census data stored that contains all the codes?

I'm working with US census data and I can't locate the documentation that explains all of the codes (e.g. P01001 etc) that is used to describe the attribute tables in the shapefiles. I haven't been ...
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How can I eliminate leftover border/boundary in QGIS?

I am trying to generate a shapefile which contains the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, Missouri. I'm using two shapefiles: St. Louis County from the 2012 census, followed by St. Louis ...
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Identify Census blocks inside urban areas (using pyshp or similar)

I am trying to find the Census blocks that are inside specific urban areas or urban clusters. The Census Bureau provides a list of urban areas/urban clusters with the following information: | ...
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Geocoding accuracy of Google Maps vs Tiger

I recently compared result of US Census Geocoder(http://geocoding.geo.census.gov/geocoder/) with that of Google Maps. For any given address both of them are giving different set of lat, lon. Why there ...
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Using American Fact Finder to download data for all block groups in a state at at time?

I am having issues using the advanced search on the American Fact Finder to download census block data for a whole state at a time. The best option that it gives me, when trying any route, is to ...
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Apportion Neighborhood Information to Census Tracts

I have a shapefile of census tracts and another shapefile of "neighborhoods" with values that I need to have joined to the census tracts. I know I need to apportion the area of the neighborhood ...
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Ecuador Census Data

I am looking for Ecuador census data (digital GIS if possible) at the sub-parroquia (parish) level. The geographies and the tabular data would be great but at this point I am mostly in need of the ...
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TIGER/LINE 2013 Feature, Edge and, Address Range Data Sets

I am looking at the Tiger 2013 data sets, in particular the Edge, Feature and, Range tables. It seems that the Edge tables have all the data elements that are in the Feature and Range sets. Is this ...
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Linking demographics data to zip code, census data

Where do I find population data to link to DMA / MMA or zip code? I need to be more granular then state. Any free data source? ArcGIS?
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Missing Polygons when importing a previously exported shapefile using QGIS (mmqgis plugin) Geometry Export to CSV.

I've obtained the following file from the US Census Bureau. ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2012/UNSD/tl_2012_42_unsd.zip I've been working with these files and have noticed some issues with ...
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USA census historical demographic data

I am currently working on a project where I am responsible for calculating the mean temperature and precipitation data across the USA. My calculations are made for metro census data and county ...
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Randomly distributed cases according to census data

I'd like to randomly place a point within a geographic boundary with the caveat that I would like to use census data so that points are randomly placed according to population density (i.e. more ...
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Polygon files corresponding to Russian Census

My team is using the 2010 Russian Census and we'd like to have polygons that correspond to these population values. We're flexible to any sort of polygon format (shapefiles, GeoJSON, KML, etc). ...
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Census Data Intersection with Unique Boundaries

Basics: I have a country wide dataset of Census blocks, I need to find the population of unrelated boundaries that do not ALWAYS follow census blocks. I would like to use Select by Location-centroid ...
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Summarizing Table on 2 fields

I have a table of Census Blocks linked to ZIP4 values. I'm trying to create another table getting the unique ZIP4 values associated with each Census Block. I've tried using the Frequency, and Summary ...
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Is pre-1990 historical block-level census data available online?

I'm looking for historical block-level data for Chicago. According to this Census bureau document, historical block-level census data exists for major cities going back to 1960, and even back to ...
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Recast data from one geographic standard to another

I'm working right now a project looking at medical labour supply in rural areas in Australia. I aim to use STATA for most of this analysis, but a change in geographic standards by the Australian ...
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Disaggregating vector layer splits

I'm fairly new to GIS, but I've got the basics down. I'm utilizing QGIS and Python to calculate election statistics by legislative and congressional districts. I'm trying to aggregate precinct level ...
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US Census API - data by census tract

Using the US Census Tract API I can search for the age population in different parts of the country http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=PCT0120125&for=county:* returns list of ...
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Find all census tracts N miles from a lat, lon point

Using R, I'd like to find all census tracts within a given distance of a point (lon,lat). i.e. All census tracts within 20 miles of 34.0522, 118.2428 I have used the sp library and over command to ...
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Japan Data: Postcode/Census

Hi I'm primarily looking for a GIS data source for postal codes in Japan as well as census data for different scales of geography. Has anyone found a good source of these data sets that is in ...
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US Census Data - An orderly means of deducting the area-weighted population of segments of incorporated places from the population of counties?

I'm working in ArcMap 10.1. Currently examining the segment of states with a geographical hierarchy of Counties, coextensive with state boundaries Within counties, unincorporated areas and ...
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German Census Demographic Data @ zip-code level

The US Census has an API to pull Census/ACS data at the ZTCA (zip-code tabulation area) level. I'm looking for the same functionality with German data. So far I've identified several websites such as ...
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Building customized data set from American Community Survey data?

I am trying to create a database in SQL Server with a customized dataset containing census information from the American Community Survey content available online. I want to show a granularity in my ...
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QGIS's “Points in Polygon” counts zero in every census tract

I am mapping the location of incidents of asthma using QGIS. I would like to count how many points are in census tracts to better understand the areas where asthma occurs most frequently. My map ...
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Finding equivalent API-supported data to the 2000 Census

I'm having some difficulty choosing Census datasets for a project that involve various SES measures at the block-group level. I'll be looking at things like median household income and percentage of ...
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How do I select Census Block Groups inside a Zip code?

Long time listener, first time caller. I already have my data imported, problem is my SELECT statements aren't yielding the results I'm looking for. I specifically need all the Block Group ...
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Choosing intervals for a map of race in the United States

I'm creating an open map layer of race in the United States using Census Data. This layer will be publicly available in the near future as "Justice Map". The goal is to help others create maps using ...
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Where can I download free or open access census datasets for China, including their respective spatial boundaries? [duplicate]

I am interested in the equivalent of US Census Bureau open data and its relevant Tigerline spatial data, albeit for China. In Canada, we also have data released by Statistics Canada along with ...
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Downloading US Census data?

I'm in a introduction course for ArcGIS and I'm just starting to work on my project. I'm trying to create a map showing the relationship between poverty and education. I also want to try and present ...
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Comparing census tracts

I am working with Arcmap 10.1 and census tract level data for 1990 and 2011. I am trying to compare different options for tracking changes between the tracts. The tracts change between the census ...
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Looking for Cities population datasets for the state of Arizona

Looking for cities in Arizona especially I'd like to have them with that has population attributes. I've checked Arizona's geospatial websites and none of them I have found. Does anyone know where I ...
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Demographic Info within 3 miles of longitude and latitude

I want to get demographic information within three or five miles of a location given its longitude and latitude. The demographic info I am looking for include number of people, age distribution, ...
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Having trouble matching up U.S. Census shapefiles in QGIS

I'm trying to use the U.S. Census shapefiles to figure out what census blocks make up which state legislative districts. I decided to test the method on a state where I already had this data to see if ...
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Demographic Information of U.S. Census Blocks

I am struggling to find the blockwise (not blockgroup or tract) data like employment status, household income, commuting distance, list of place of interest, industry information. By using American ...
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How to specify relationships (foreign keys) in a spatially enabled database for census geography?

Lets use the Canadian census geography design as an example: In my experience, a spatially enabled database for census geography can be created in two ways: Each geography contains a foreign key ...
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How to get city data only and not county?

Most of the data I've come across only comes in state/county/block group/block format. However, I'd like to pare down the shapefile to only observe the block groups within a city, not the county of ...
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How to get 2010 Census Block Data on Race and Age?

I'm interested in observing racial segregation in public & charter elementary schools in San Diego city (not county). I believe the best way to analyze this would be at the block level and have ...
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Scripting a population sum based on union

I'm having trouble automating a process to sum one field into a new field, summing whenever the value of an FID field from my Union is the same. I'm looking to sum the population, stored in field ...
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Calculating population density from urban raster reclasiffy

I am using ArcMap Out of a raster, I reclassified it into only having the urban areas. I ran this through zonal statistics and got the area of the urban area (in meters, which I presume are in ...
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ST_Intersection between MultiPolygon tables leads to gaps, missing intersections

I am trying to intersect two MultiPolygon tables, which are in the same UTM projection, and calculate the area of their intersections. I am getting some surprising results when I examine the ...
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How to find income data by census tract or block?

I am trying to find a file with income data for every census tract. On the American FactFinder/Census websites, I can find data for each individual state or county but I want all census tracts in ...
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What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split?

What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split? I'm wondering if the US Census Department has any guidelines about when to split a ...
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Why are some places missing from US Census Gazetter data?

I'm looking at the file I downloaded from the US Census here (2010 Census Gaz Places data), and I notice that a lot of cities are missing. For example, Montague, MA is completely missing. However, I ...
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No results for PostGIS TIGER geocoder extension

Similar to this question, my TIGER geocoder extension in PostGIS isn't returning any results. It seemed to all install correctly, so I imported DC, and: psql -d geocoder -c "SELECT g.rating, ...
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How to show average walking distance to closest point in census tract in ArcMap?

Given a map layer of point locations, and a second map layer of census tract polygons for the same area, how would you create a map layer that shows the average walking distance to the closest point ...
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Python problems with select by attributes and user input

I am attempting to create a tool where the user can input a census tract number within the city of Plano (there are 77 tracts) and it ultimately creates a map layout showing the population density. I ...