General

  1. 4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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).

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Smartphone & Internet Penetration

    Smartphone & Internet Penetration,
    electronics by household

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. provide the information in a table instead of graphics

    The data needs to be available in a table.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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!

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Mouse-enabled Zoom In and Out

    The ability to zoom using a mouse.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Top Languages Spoken in Place / Tract

    Top five languages spoken in a place and/or census tract.

    0 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow search for specific street address, then show available census geographies containing that address.

    Allow search for specific street address, then show available census geographies containing that address.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. provide a deeper dive profile page

    We've thought for a long time that there are more figures and charts that might be useful to have "at hand" on the profile page for a place (or on new pages, if we don't want the main one to get crowded).

    Looking for your input on what other figures would be valuable--what are the basic questions you ask when you're trying to get a handle on a place? Also ideas about how to most usefully organize the pages if we make more than one...

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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"

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

General

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base