Demographic and Jobs data

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Does anyone know of where I can get hold of current and historical data, preferably on a census tract level, of demographics and employment trends?


The data you want is at, of course.

Data at the census tract level is only available in the American Community Survey 5-Year Studies. This means the data isn't temporally accurate. The most recent 5-year studied were published in 2017 and cover 2013-2017. So, for example, you can get the demographic numbers for a tract, but those numbers represent the time period 2013-2017. You can't get annual numbers from a tract to follow the tract's growth from, say, 2014 to 2015 to 2016. Does this make sense?

A great resource is, which compares the 2016 ACS 5-Year Study to the 2000 Decennial Census. Again, not super precise temporarily, but it gives you a sense of how each tract has grown from 2000 to the mid-2010's.

I compiled a massive spreadsheet of ACS 1-Year Studies, which only gets as local as the MSA. If you're interested in a copy, message me your email!