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

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Seeking shapefiles for US Census Block Groups? [migrated]

I would like to use this US deprivation index (https://www.neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu), which is based on Census Block Groups. Where can I find the corresponding shapefiles?
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Sectorizing census blocks using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have three shapefiles. The first one contains census blocks (polygon) with children population (up to 12 years old), the second one contains the location of primary schools (points) and the third ...
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Trying to run functions with adjusted TIGER and Census data but there are now datum conflicts?

I am trying to create maps that display the intersection between elevation and population, and elevation and housing costs using TIGER and Census data. However, when trying to get the census and TIGER ...
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Dealing with non-nested geographic units using the RQGIS and tigris R packages

I recently came across this tutorial suggesting that the RQGIS and tigris R packages could be used to overcome issues with non-nested geographies: https://rpubs.com/corey_sparks/256942 I'm trying to ...
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Source for US urban-suburban-rural classifications by census tract

I would like to assign every U.S. census tract its own unique classification on the urban-rural spectrum. USDA's Rural-Urban Area Commuting Codes (RUCA) is a good start, but it's focus is rural - it ...
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Migrating US Census GDB file to PostGIS — ERROR: tables can have at most 1600 columns

I'm working with data from the U.S. Census. Specifically, I've downloaded gdb files from here. I have the gdb file ACS_2016_5YR_TRACT.gdb on my server and I'm attempting to create a psql table with ...
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Obtaining address data from census tract?

How can I obtain address data for a given list of census tracts?
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Concordance between village codes in the Indian census for years 2011 and 2001 [closed]

I'm trying to create a panel of Indian villages from the census data from the years 2011 to 2001 containing data on population and village amenities. Creating a panel across these years is not as ...
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Is there a quick way to decode a batch of census block group numbers to create a geopoint?

I have a CSV file containing a list of census block group data numbers. Is there a way to process them quickly to create geopoints to map? The first w_geocode and the second h_geocode column is what ...
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What part of the Census Block is the County?

I have a list of census blocks for California and I am trying to get the county for each row. If I have a census block of 60070004024003, which 2 digits make up the county FIPS?
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Renter Area Median Income?

Is there an American Community Survey Data table that has Renter Area Median Income. There are tables on Household Median Income and Median Income as a Percent of Rent (B2507). I am trying to find ...
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Can a spatial query be run within the GUPS software for Census LUCA review?

I am currently conducting a LUCA review on address points within our locality for the decennial census review. The software provided is called GUPS; however, it is QGIS based with custom plugins. I ...
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Unable to perform centroids or point on surface operations because of “invalid geometry”

I am dealing with census blocks, and some of them have strange shapes, where they share a single point with two other census blocks. Although check validity returned no issues, I am not able to ...
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OpenStreetMap/GeoServer fill polygon color on user interaction [duplicate]

I'm trying to build a system to show census tract on map. I used this example to import the census tract TIGER shapefile into DB, flatten the data on the column I need and managed to show a map with ...
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Seeking crosswalk of census tract to town instead of CDP?

I'm trying to match towns from a dataset to Census tracts in the year 2000, with FIPS code as a place identifier. I'm aware of http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/geocorr2k.html#GFOPTS, the GeoCorr ...
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Converting Census Tract Data to Raster

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 ...
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Put together Shapefiles with data for individual years into Multiple Year Space-Time Cube

I have 16 shapefiles (listed above). Each shapefile contains county-level data on mortality rates for years 1999 to 2015, respectively. I organized the mortality rate data in Excel. I joined the ...
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Merging OnTheMap's point jobs data with Census Block Groups shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to figure out an easy way to take county level jobs point data (exported from the Census bureau's OnTheMap) and merge it with census block groups in order to give each block group a total ...
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Performing Weighted Buffer Analysis in QGIS?

I am running a 5 mile buffer analysis around a business location, with the objective to calculate the percent of high income earners ($200k+) within that buffer. Normally, I would intersect the ...
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Download point files from Census On the Map in R

I'd like to automate downloading point shapefile data from Census OnTheMap. There is a link which can be used to download the data, as provided below: https://onthemap.ces.census.gov/cgi-bin/report....
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Creating Locator using 2010 Census Block Group data

When I attempt to create an Address Locator in ArcMap using the shapefile (El Paso County, Texas) I download from the census website (t1_2010_48141_bg10.shp) I am not sure which alias names to match ...
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Confirming coordinate system/shapefile is correct?

I am using Census Shapefiles from NHGIS. I am trying to convert points from it to easy to read latitude and longitude - but am having some trouble. The sample data I'm using for now is data from ...
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How to bring the Tiger Census Reporter API to GeoPandas

I'm trying to read the Tiger2016 API (from Census Reporter) into Geopandas. I'm not quite sure how to import the geometry. I'm assuming I need to convert the geometry lists into something geopandas ...
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Is it possible to get specific Asian population totals from the Census at the Block or Block Group level?

I know you can get it at the Tract level but I can't for the life of me find it at at a lower level. I can find totals for just "Asian" at these levels but I want it to be more specific than that (e.g....
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Live datasets in Carto using Census API

I want to get population counts for places in California. [Ideally Census Tracts, but that's not a supported geography in the population dataset?] After reading through the documentation and ...
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Obtaining population estimates by ZCTA from American Fact Finder

I would like to obtain the most recent population estimates (and age and gender information if possible) at the ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) level. I think this data exists on the American Fact ...
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SRID for New York City 2010 Census Shapefile

I pulled the New York City census tract PostGIS from Todd Schneider's work, but I am struggling to find the correct SRID. PROJCS["NAD_1983_StatePlane_New_York_Long_Island_FIPS_3104_Feet",GEOGCS["...
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Looking for the census blocks that make up the most recent U.S. Congressional Districts

I am hoping someone can help me solve this or point me in a direction. I need to know what census blocks make up the most recent Congressional Districts (115th). I have found a file that the US Census ...
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How to process wkt references saved in .xls to create coordinates

I downloaded data from CDRC about population flow but the references are saved as a wkt inside the tables. Does somebody know how to get seperate reference colums so I can use it in XY Line function??...
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How to fit census tracts within Voronoi Polygons?

I have a map with Voronoi polygons and I need to join census data in it. The problem is that the geometry of voronois and census tracts (CT) do not match. My goal is is to place census tracts (or ...
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What does “Place of Work only” mean in terms of US census ACS geographical restrictions on a dataset?

I'm trying to get data on commute methods for an area using American Community Survey 2015 table B08505A, but as you can see in this table describing geographic restrictions for ACS data: https://www2....
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Finding out what geographies ACS 2015 5 year variables are reported at for use with Census API?

I'm trying to query the US Census 2015 5 year ACS API for certain variables at the block group level, but unfortunately not all variables/tables are reported at the block group level. How can I ...
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How does the US Census Bureau simplify its Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles?

The US Census Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles are available in 1:500,000 and 1:5,000,000 and 1:20,000,000 resolutions. The boundaries are well-aligned and the data otherwise seemingly clean. How ...
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Data source for worldwide urban/statistical areas as polygons (can be paid)

I am looking for a shapefile (or any format really) that has worldwide coverage of major urban areas / statistical areas as polygons with names. Similar to what the US census Bureau' Core Based ...
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Joining Census block data

I know I'm probably missing something very basic, but I've been trying to join census block data together. The table contained within the block shapefile contains a field called GEOID10, which has ...
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How retrieve blocks for Guam? [closed]

Does anyone know how to retrieve this table in .text, .dbf or .csv format? https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/tigerwebmain/Files/tab10/tigerweb_tab10_tabblock_2010_gu_010.html I can't find the way to ...
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Something going wrong trying to transform longitude, latitude to NAD 83 using pyproj

I'd like to convert a latitude longitude pair to NAD 83. I've read NAD 83 is equivalent to epsg:4269 and the shapefile I am working with is a US Census TIGER shapefile, all of which are supposed to ...
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Summing data within a specified radius

I have created a map to display 2011 census data using .shp files of output areas in England and Wales and joined this to a csv file which has the census data for each output area. I then display he ...
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2010 census population data by block groups for Florida

I would like to map population density by block group for the state of Florida, but I'm having a hard time trying to locate the correct data on the Census website. I know I'll probably have to ...
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Changes in census tracts

I am doing an analysis using census tracts from São Paulo, Brazil, with Qgis. The problem is that changes in their boundaries occur between the periods. Most of them divide in two or three. The ...
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How does US Census map the input to shapes?

I've loaded a bunch of the census data. We're looking at using it for both geocoding of addresses, and also for census fact lookups (by tract or block or whatever). The issue that we've bumped into ...
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How to get the census block corresponding to coordinate (longitude, latitude)?

I have a shapefile containing the census blocks of my region and a list of "points" (longitude and latitude). For every point, I need to associate the census block where the point is inside. I ...
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How can I get latitude and longitude from FIPS codes?

I have full FIPS codes down to the block, looking for a way to convert the FIPS codes into centroid latitude/longitude for each block. Basically this but backwards (and I'd like blocks, not just ...
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Error importing TIGER census block gdb in GDAL

I have downloaded the 2015 Census Block GDB for the entire country from the census website here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-geodatabases.html. I am facing a problem in that when ...
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Working around US Census site blocking of IP addresses?

I'm downloading TIGER data from the census site for the TIGER geocoder, but the computers IP has been blocked. I'm trying the following now: Generate the loader script on the target machine. Copy ...
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CRS for US Census 1999 ShapeFile

I'm working with the shapefiles for the US census 1999 msa files which can be downloaded here: https://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/PREVGENZ/ma/ma99/cm_sa_99_shp.zip Unfortunately, there is no CRS ...
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Error while downloading census tiger data: 304 Not Modified

I'm running nation_script_load.sh but I'm getting several errors and the data isn't been downloaded: First one is: HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 304 Not Modified Second one: rm: cannot ...
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Drawing Census Tracts in Google Maps

If I have census data with TigerGIS/PostGIS is it possible to get back all of the long/lat coordinates for the certain census tract? I want someone to be able to type in an address or census tract, ...
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Which the columns available on the TIGER geocoder

I have a local setup of the tiger geocoder and I want to extract as much information as possible from it. Currently, from a query SELECT g.rating, ST_X(geomout) As lon, ST_Y(geomout) As lat, (addy).*...
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Using leaflet with large data - ACS data for all counties in U.S

I'm plotting ACS data (counts of low-income children) for each county across the entire U.S. I don't have any markers, just a county shapefile and a value for each county in a popup. Unsurprisingly ...