SafeGraph: US Census Data & Neighborhood Insights

Neighborhood insights for every Census Block Group.

Dataset Description:

SafeGraph’s Open Census Data contains 7500+ demographic attributes (like income, age, education, etc.) available at the Census Block Group level. All data from the American Community Survey is available in bulk with a clean schema and joined with Census Block Group (CBG) geometry. This dataset is also available for download in all regions.

SafeGraph’s open census dataset includes the following components:
-All demographic data from the American Community Survey (2016) 5-year estimate on the census block group level.
-All census block group boundaries formatted as a GeoJSON file.
-Metadata mapping attribute names to a table ID, census block groups to cities and counties, and census block groups to geographic statistics such as percentage land and water.
-SafeGraph neighborhood insights for each census block group

Fields Included:
-Block groups
-Table IDs
-Multiple levels of field data, varying by schema

Additional Information:
All SafeGraph POI-based datasets utilize Placekey ( as the primary key and are formatted as delimited CSVs. SafeGraph updates the Places dataset every month with the past month’s openings and closings and maintains a persistent Placekey across releases. Our detailed Core Places Schema(1) is available online. Additionally please refer to Places Data Manual(2) for more detailed field definitions and methodologies. Our Places Summary Statistics(3) is updated with every monthly release to reflect data coverage.

Data Dictionary
Our documentation site includes detailed information for all of our products, but this product listing specifically only includes the Core Places data set and does not include Geometry or Patterns data.
(1) Core Places Schema:
(2) Places Data Manual:
(3) Places Summary Statistics:

Example Use Cases:
-A large retail company using the data to decide where they should open a new store for their company
-A beverage-maker using the data to optimize its product-mix at restaurants, bars, and stores, based on each location’s unique profile and demographic mix
-Can use the neighborhood insights to understand what were the most popular brands visited across all neighborhoods
-Find the right place to setup a profitable restaurant

About the Provider:

SafeGraph is a data company that seeks to unlock understanding of the physical world and power innovation through open access to geospatial data. SafeGraph has built the source of truth for physical places, covering business listing information, building footprints, and foot-traffic insights for more than 6 million Points-of-Interest (POI) in the US, Canada, and the UK.

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