I am working on Texas demographic data for a client. The ask is to collect demographic data for ZCTA areas of Texas state. I am looking for help in the source and linking demographic data for these regions.

ZCTA boundary polygons are downloaded from here.

Some information on the website on demographic details says.

The core TIGER/Line Files and Shapefiles do not include demographic data, but they do contain geographic entity codes (GEOIDs) that can be linked to the Census Bureau’s demographic data, available on data.census.gov.

This link has a staggering amount of detail. But, I am interested in only basic demographics.

As an alternative, I thought, I have found what I needed at https://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER_DP/2018ACS/ enter image description here

This is in Geodatabase format and has required ZCTA polygons and demographic details as Tables. Is there any advice to get basic statistics like population,pop_density, sex, age, employment, ethnicity, etc

  • It may be nice to know what software you are working with and adding a tag to this effect. To select the correct attribute table you should first decide what level you are working at (eg., track, block, block groups). Here is some info on ACS table and spatial joins. census.gov/content/dam/Census/programs-surveys/acs/guidance/… Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 22:24

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I personally use social explorer to quickly find metadata about ACS. In general, when working with ACS data, you want to:

  • Right on, I got exactly what I am looking for. The Census API link saved me a lot of time. I have found a few interesting things, after a little more study. I Will share them soon.
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    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 3:57

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