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December 8, 2010

Downloadable US population data by zip

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I’ve been working on a project that would benefit greatly if only I could get my hands on population data by zip.  The new data blending feature is a fabulous way to combine data across disparate data sources. It took me a while, but I found what I was looking for and have uploaded it to share with you all.

You can download the data via Google Docs or Dropbox.

Fields included: ZCTA, Zip, Population, Housing Units, Land Area (Sq Mtr), Water Area (Sq Mtr), Land Area (Sq Mi), Water Area (Sq Mi), Latitude, Longitude

Population Data Sample

The data is courtesy of the Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files.  There’s lots of other useful information from the 2000 census on this site as well.


P.S. Data blending in Tableau has rocked our world!  The time this one feature alone has saved us has more than paid for our licenses.  Download a great on-demand training video here or go to page 17 in the “what’s new” PDF.

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