I'm trying to convert the census tract data with demographic profiles to a raster so that I can do a site suitability analysis with proximity to high youth population areas.
I downloaded the 2010 Census Demographic Profile 1 Census Tract shapefile from https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-data.html and used select by location to extract all polygons within the county boundary.
I then added a field and calculated the combined ages of population under 19. I want to use this field to convert to raster. I've tried polygon to raster, feature to raster, I've tried merging the data first and each time the file comes up blank. ArcMap will create the file but it will not contain any data. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or if I'm missing a step here.