From the New York Times: Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009. Because these figures are based on samples, they are subject to a margin of error, particularly in places with a low population, and are best regarded as estimates.
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Available on iTunes and Google Play stores: How well do you know the 50 states? Do you know the percentage of the population that walk or drive to work in Chicago, IL? What percentage of people make between $50,000 and $75,000 in St. Petersburg, FL? How about how many women have doctoral degrees in Sacramento, CA? Test your knowledge with - Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District... more »
Available on Apple and Android: Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow... more »
Available on Android or iOS: City or country? Bike or drive to work? Beach or mountains? Download the U.S. Census Bureau’s dwellr app today to discover the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, dwellr powers your phone with neighborhood-level statistics on topics such as home value, education, and how people get to work so that... more »
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AffordableHousingOnline.com provides affordable rental housing market data on every city and county in the U.S. For example, here is the affordable rental housing market page for Washington, DC: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/District-of-Columbia/Washington/ AHO's own proprietary database of Federally assisted housing is mashed up with Census place data to provide an innovative look into rental... more »
Earlier I mentioned the idea for a library that would take care of filling DOM elements with data. Yesterday I created a github repository for this and committed the beginnings of such a library. To see this library in action I created a couple of examples: http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example.html This is a table with on the left an explanation of how the right cell is defined. http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example1.html... more »
I have a web app in C# - a simple query tool - that can now serialize the JSON result set for Decennial data into XML. By joining that Xml document to the Concepts metadata from the apivariables.xml, the app allows you to query for up to 4 datasets, and put criteria based on state and county, and to specify a minimum and maximum value filter for the result set. It will display the states and counties that match your... more »
Using the acs.R package -- http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/acs-r-version-1-1-pumas-and-zip-codes-and-msas-oh-my -- it's easy to use the Census API to create choropleth maps. See http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/using-acs-r-to-create-chorpleth-maps/ for a worked example. Here's a sample: http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wpid-choropleth_county_pub_trans.jpg... more »
I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.
Paste any point data into Point Context, and it presents a heatmap and provides basic Census data on the average neighborhood for your points.
I originally tried to use the API but found that for larger datasets I had to make way too many API calls to get all the tract data I needed. So I downloaded and stored the Census data in my own database.
iOS app which streamlines the ACS API querying process. Easily search and view numerical and graphical representation of the results. Available now on the App Store.
Created by HexPath LLC (www.hexpath.com)
This application lets you enter a location and any combination of keywords describing a potential new business. The application will then combine demographic information with nearby competitors and tell you whether or not it is a good spot for your new business.