Esri Provides Quick And Easy Access To Census 2010 Data
Data Delivered in Geographies Including ZIP Codes and User-Defined Areas
Recently, Esri released the second portion of its Census 2010 data that combines the PL94-171 file and variables from Summary File 1 (SF-1) into a single database. Demographic categories include population, age, race and ethnicity, household type, household size, family, housing, and mortgage status.
For more precise, custom analysis, Esri delivers the data in geographies not provided by the Census Bureau, including ZIP Codes and user-defined areas such as rings, drive times, and hand-drawn shapes. The data is also available in standard census geographies such as states, counties, census tracts, and block groups.
"With drop-down menus and a location-centric approach, Esri makes it easy for me to immediately access the exact census data I need," says Diana McCarthy, GIS specialist, City of Fullerton, California. "I don't have to dig through multiple tables and geographies or reformat data, which saves me time."
Esri's Census 2010 data is available through the Esri Business Analyst product suite and Community Analyst or can be used as a stand-alone database at esri.com/census2010data.
"Downloading and formatting the Census 2010 data can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Esri has eliminated the need for clients to perform this task themselves by providing the Census 2010 data in easy-to-use formats," says Catherine Spisszak, Esri data product manager. "This release of Esri's Census 2010 data in a variety of formats and geographies, including ZIP Codes, is an example of Esri's ongoing commitment to providing the most accurate and useful data in the most timely manner."
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.