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/
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