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  1. add racial/ethnicity data by county

    You seem to break down county population in numerous ways, but not by race/ethnicity. An odd omission.

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  2. Add ACS 5-year estimates

    1-year estimates are more susceptible to bad data. I'd love to be able to use Census Reporter, but can't confidently cite the ACS 1-year estimates in reports.

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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Use links to review old census that includes actual names of people living at addresses during an actual census year.

    Select a census year. Enter city and state. Enter a persons name or address to see actual information from the report for that year.

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  6. Provide data at the level that is useful to rural communities.

    Federal rural development grant programs have stringent requirements for establishing eligibility for funding. Unfortunately, the data sets required to be used to establish eligibility render most rural communities "statistically invisible" For example: To find a community of 600 in a rural county of a western state, the closest you can get is census tract, block group or zip code, all of which are hundreds, sometimes thousands of square miles larger than the rural community needing federal assistance. This skews income data as well as the ability to identify the rural, unincorporated community in question.

    It would be much more useful…

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  7. Print and PDF ability

    Make this all printable and/or downloadable into PDF format.

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  8. Save charts and grafts for print materials

    Instead of screenshots, download as graphics files for print publications.

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  9. Errors opening data tables?

    Errors opening data tables! For example

    Go here: https://censusreporter.org/profiles/16000US4260000-philadelphia-pa/

    Click show data and then view table

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  10. Identify similar cities for geographic profiles

    I would like to be able to easily see entities that have similar characteristics to the one I search for. Similarity could be restricted to identical entity types (places, metro areas, districts)

    For example, I search for Tucson, AZ (place) https://censusreporter.org/profiles/16000US0477000-tucson-az/

    I would like to see a list of similar Places could be presented for the major categories/buckets displayed:
    Population
    Economic
    Housing
    Social

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  11. Provide an option to import a target area through a GIS shape file.

    Be able to import a target area or boundary that would pull from block census data and be able to choose report year. (Census, ACS) import would be a GIS shape file or geo database.

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  12. Be able to combine multiple counties by clicking on map or radius option

    I would love to be able to create reports with combined data for larger areas by clicking on different counties on the map or provide a radius option.

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  13. Historical Tables

    When looking at the Core Based Statistical Area in: Washington, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA Metro Area, it would be very helpful to have quick access to a History Table. Something like making the ACS 2014 a live link to a table where I can click on a year and it get all the data I was previously viewing, but for that year I choose. So far I can not figure out how to navigate to a History report.

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  14. include headline data in sidebar boxes

    We used two of your boxes in a recent story for WAMU 88. News (wamu.fm/1Uo4TO9). For layout reasons, we had to use the sidebar version of the box as opposed to the one that goes all the way across the screen. I was disappointed to learn that the headline information does not appear in the sidebar version of the boxes. For example, the headline on the "place of birth" box show that 49.8 percent of people living in this Census tract are foreign born. But that stat does not appear in the sidebar version of the box.

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  15. Change data download from horizontal to vertical

    When I download demographic data (age/gender) into Excel or CSV, it loads horizontally. I then have to select all and transpose in order to work with it effectively. Also, I found when downloading to Excel, not all data are downloaded. I suggest eliminating the Excel option if this cannot be fixed. You can always open a CSV file using Excel.

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  16. Provide a view of adults 18+ for all demographics

    We always look at population 18 years of age or older. Many of the tables that have information we need (example Income) start at age 25. Others, like some of the educational attainment tables have different rolled up categories for 18 to 24 than for 25+. It would be helpful to have the same level granularity in both groups and to have a section that subtotals the 18+ population.

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  17. 27 votes
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  18. Allow for comparison of a table over multiple releases...

    This idea assumes multiple data releases, and the ability to tie them together based on topics contained tables that might not appear in each release.

    I'm thinking it would helpful to be able to select a topic and a place and and be able to compare data over time.

    For instance, I needed to find the number of renters for a given county over time. I used the American Fact Finder to find General Housing Characteristics from the 2000 Census, the 2010 Census and the 2012 American Community Survey and then pull out the relevant information.

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  19. 2 votes
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