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How to Pull California Traffic Count Data for State Highways

I was working on a custom data request for a new business owner who was considering a particular location for a new venture. This owner wanted California traffic count data for the highway near the potential location. Here’s how I got traffic count data for this California state highway. What’s a Postmile(& Why Should You […]

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How to Get US Census of Agriculture Data

Recently, I received a custom data request asking for an Excel file or spreadsheet for US Census of Agriculture Data. US Census of Agriculture is pretty easy to pull on the USDA’s website — well compared to using the American Fact Finder 2 — but the challenge is that the data is provided in PDF format. […]

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Identifying Census Block Groups on a Block Map

Here’s a quick tip that came out of a recent custom data request for figuring out where the Census block groups are when all you have a block map. Question “I’m looking at the map right now, and I see that there is a key for Census Tract and Census Block. How does one figure […]

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More Graphs of Census Data Please!

You want more graphs? Well, you are not alone. The #1 request from customers of our Quick Demographic Data Reports is that they want more graphs. So Anthony designed  a beta 1 pager with…wait for it…more graphs. Check it out. We’re giving away 10 Quick Reports (normally $19) AND the new 1 pager to the […]

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Obesity Statistics for States, Counties & Cities

I needed to pull obesity statistics for states, counties, and cities in the United States for a recent custom data request. These vital statistics are collected and distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The tool you use to access this data is called SMART: BRFSS. That’s a long acronym for an even […]

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