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  1. 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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    • Use cartographic boundary shapefiles (to avoid Great Lakes states misshapen look)

      The Great Lakes states like Michigan and Wisconsin look funky because the shapefile includes the lakes themselves. The Census Bureau released the Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles that are clipped to the land area, which helps eliminate this issue.

      https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html

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      • Use coefficient of variation when trying to assess the margin of error

        You have a dagger (†) warning for when the margin of error is 10% of the estimate, but the more appropriate way to do this is to use the coefficient of variation (see link below) to assess the MoE. It's also called the "relative standard error" and is a way to assess whether the margin of error is "too high" for the estimate to be of any use. I would recommend showing the dagger warning when the coefficient of variation exceeds 30%. For broader audience communication purposes, you could say something like, "The margin of error for this estimate is…

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        • 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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          • Offer a way to match the Column code names

            .... (e.g. HD02_S159) between tables from different years.

            The Census only offers search by topic, not by Column codes. So in order to match columns between ACS and Census of different years, you have to download lots of data and then manually compare it to find Columns in common between years

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            • Provide drag and drop graphics into MS Office Products (Maybe Adobe also) that will also automatically provide source info.

              Be able to query census data and then drag and drop into MS Office or Adobe publishing software. In addition create an additional line that would provide source info automatically (some acceptable format).

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              • Demos for Certain Age Group

                I am attempting to find age, gender, ethnicity and income information for US persons over the age of 45. Is this something Census Reporter is able to help with, or would you have a different resource to recommend?

                Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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                • 1 vote
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                  • 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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                    • Smartphone & Internet Penetration

                      Smartphone & Internet Penetration,
                      electronics by household

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                      • 1 vote
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                        • Bulk export workaround

                          I'm trying to download census tracts for New York showing median income from the 5 year ACS and I'm running up against the bulk download. I only need data for Kings and New York counties, though. 1) What is the best way to get this data and 2) it would be great if you could filter geographies so you could export a subset of an entire state, since doing that will get you over the limit in some cases.

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                          • provide the information in a table instead of graphics

                            The data needs to be available in a table.

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                            • Make searching for places better

                              Census Reporter is about to start work on strategies to help you find profile pages better.

                              We'd love your "stories" about ways it hasn't worked so well in the past, or other suggestions.

                              Please be as specific as possible.

                              Thanks!

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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • I think the fertility percentage is incorrect

                                    For my City (Soldotna, AK), the percentage of women who had a birth in the past 12 months is listed as 8.6%. However, if you 'Switch to totals,' you see it's only 81 births (out of about 4,300 -- so it's actually about 1.9%). It looks like - to arrive at the total percentage of births - you just added up all the percentages from the different age categories. But this wouldn't be correct.

                                    Please double-check. Almost 1/10 women giving birth every year would be an amazingly large number.

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Mouse-enabled Zoom In and Out

                                          The ability to zoom using a mouse.

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