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Census and Demographic Data: Current

Sources of current census data

Resource Description Smallest Geography Format Find current census data. See these tutorials for information on using block .csv, .pdf, .xls
TIGER files Boundary files to use in GIS software (data will have to be joined to them) block group .shp
Pre-joined TIGER files Select census data joined to TIGER files. Housing and population counts available at the block level. block .shp, .gdb
SimplyAnalytics Create customized maps, detailed location reports, and rank locations using thousands of variables and business points. Create an account to save your work. block group .csv, .shp
Social Explorer Query and map a variety of census and demographic data. Learn how to join data to a TIGER file to use in GIS. block group .csv, .xls
Summary File 1 Links to the census ftp site for Summary File 1, which includes all data tables and demographics at the block level. block .ascii