Easy Access to ACS 2013 Demographics

… 4 clicks away from a demographic profile for your selected area …  the American Community Survey (ACS) 2013 1 year estimates provide the most current demographic-economic data for wide-ranging geography having population 65,000 and over.  These geographies include the U.S., regions, divisions, states, counties, county subdivisions, cities/places, native american areas, metros, congressional districts, school districts, public use microdata areas, among others.

These data provide a unique and rich set of data resources for decision-making. They provides analysts and stakeholders with current information they need to plan investments and services. Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, school districts, and town/city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results.  These data can be made more powerful by integrating them with other data and visually/geospatially analyzing patterns with GIS and modeling tools.

Accessing the Data
The following steps illustrate how you can access data for areas of interest. We use the example of Scottsdale, AZ.
1 – view the table ACS2013.
2 – below the table, replace San Diego with Scottsdale.
3 – click the Find in Name button to the left of Scottsdale.
4 – table refreshes; click get data link in Scottsdale city row.

A new page displays with selected items retrieved:
Area name: Scottsdale city, Arizona
  Total population: 226,909
  One race alone: White: 200,920
  One race alone: Black: 5,017
  One race alone: AI/AN: 2,008
  One race alone: Asian: 9,298
  One race alone: NHOPI: 44
  Hispanic population: 24,961
  Total housing units: 129,434
  Occupied housing units/households: 99,860
  Median household income: $69,690
  Percent high school graduate: 96.7
  Percent college graduate: 54.2
  Median housing value: $382,300
  Median gross rent: $1,134

Optionally import the displayed data into a spreadsheet. Retrieve data for other areas of interest and easily compare attributes for multiple areas.

See details on the main web page — http://proximityone.com/acs2013.htm.

Support Using these Resources
Learn more about accessing and using ACS data integrated with other data; examine characteristics and patterns for your study areas and applications. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.

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