Healthy Communities Institute

US Census Bureau Quick Facts

The US Census Bureau Quick Facts provides statistics for states and counties, and for towns and cities with populations of at least 5,000. These statistics include demographic, business-related, and geographic data.

US Census Bureau data is released in series, and vintage years refer to the final year in the series. For example, V2014 contains data from 2010-2014 while V2015 contains data from 2010-2015.

Quick Facts data is available through your site's demographic dashboard, and, if requested, as select indicators on your Community Dashboard.

 

We also offer more detailed demographics data from Nielsen Claritas.

To compare QuickFacts vs. Nielsen Claritas, please see the chart below:

  QuickFacts Nielsen Claritas
Number of Data Elements  ~60  100, 250 or 500 (depending on tier of purchase)
Source  U.S. Census Bureau  Nielsen
Data Updates  Varies between 1 – 5 years  Updated annually
Granularity  State and County  State, County and Zip Code or Census Tract
Data Aggregation   Not available Custom regional views, such as hospital’s primary and secondary service area, can be created
Data Visualization  Not available Create custom charts and pie graphs with ability to compare multiple variables and locations in one chart
GIS Mapping Integration  Not available  View select demographic elements alone on a map, or as a layer on top of mapped indicators
Data Downloads Not Available Download select charts into PNG, JPEG, PDF or SVG formats (all users); download all demographic data into csv/spreadsheet format (website administrator only) 
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