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:
|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)|