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  1. 25 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Add data profile tables

    Data profile tables DP02-DP05. They provide aggregate statistics such as number and percent of population 65 and older, percent of 25+ with bachelor degrees or higher.

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  10. 4 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Is data on car-free households available?

    http://www.bikesatwork.com/carfree/carfree-census-database.html suggests that the 2000 census included data on car-free households (also, worth reaching out to them to help plug their searches into Census Reporter!)

    I'd love to find that data here but all I see is "means of transportation to work"

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  17. 2 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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