CARTO: ACS – Sociodemographics (USA, Census Block Groups, 2018)

Detailed sociodemographic metrics like population, age, gender, race, income, housing etc


The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about the US nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

Through the ACS, we know more about jobs and occupations, educational attainment, veterans, whether people own or rent their homes, and other topics. Public officials, planners, and entrepreneurs use this information to assess the past and plan the future.

The data is aggregated at the census block group level.

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This dataset is provided “AS IS” without any warranty, express or implied from CARTO. CARTO disclaims all liability for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of the dataset.

Fields Included:

– Total Population
– Number of households
– Population by gender
– Median age
– Population by age and gender
– Population by race
– Median Income
– Income per capita
– Households by income
– Housing units
– Housing units by type of occupancy
– Dwellings by type
– Housing units by construction year
– Households by family type
– Median rent
– Housing units by rent burden
– Families by type
– Commuting patterns

Example Use Case:
CPG firms and other companies select pop-up sites by using demographic data to identify where target segments may live and work, allowing them to reduce the risk of a poor site decision. By looking at age, gender, rental price data and transport accessibility, companies can identify ideal locations based on the target audience of the product potentially being sold at the pop up site.

About the Provider:

From smartphones to connected cars, location data is changing the way we live and the way we run businesses. Everything happens somewhere, but visualizing data to see where things are isn’t the same as understanding why they happen there. CARTO is the world’s leading Location Intelligence platform, enabling organizations to use spatial data and analysis for more efficient delivery routes, better behavioral marketing, strategic store placements, and much more.

Data Scientists, Developers and Analysts use CARTO to optimize business processes, and predict future outcomes through the power of Spatial Data Science.

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