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Where can I find the finest granularity of 2010 US census population information?

I'm working on a little data munging project and I need to find 2010 US Census data for the entire country down to 15 digit FIPS numbers / census block level. I can find some summaries but nothing granular enough. Is this data out there? And how would one get it?

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  • Thanks whuber, I did try the answer there and they don't seem to provide that data. Or at least working through the accepted answer does not seem to get me said data . . . – Wyatt Barnett Jun 8 '12 at 17:59
  • The Census is the originator and official repository of these data, Wyatt. A convenient entry to downloading block shapefiles (for 2000 and 2010) is census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2010/main. For the population data, you probably want the SF1 tables available at 2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/summary-file-1.html: this link is provided in the accepted answer to the duplicate question. – whuber Jun 8 '12 at 18:09
  • Thanks. Part of the problem is I don't need shapefiles at all -- just the FIPS and the population counts. I found someplace that would give me population and housing units down to 12 digit FIPS codes but nothing more granular . . . – Wyatt Barnett Jun 8 '12 at 18:25
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    For the record, at the end of the day the best source was finding the TIGER shapefiles w/ population and extracting the DBF files and stuffing them into a modern database. Worked perfectly. – Wyatt Barnett Dec 1 '12 at 19:07
  • @WyattBarnett, how did you go about pushing the .dbf into your database? I figure one could write a utility script against something like dbfpy, but I am wondering if you know of a pre-cooked, tried-and-true tool for dbf-to-db importing. ..Toad? – elrobis Dec 1 '12 at 20:49

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