Current Census Demographics by DMA

Once in a blue moon, I get a custom data request for current population and demographic data for Neilsen’s designated market areas or DMAs. Getting current Census demographics for DMAs is a bit tricky but definitely do-able. Unlike “normal” geographies (counties, zip codes/ZCTAs, etc.), the US Census Bureau doesn’t provide demographic data for DMAs. For […]

How to pull Building Construction Permit data for Counties from the US Census Bureau

How to pull Building Construction Permit data for Counties from the US Census Bureau For a recent custom data request, I pulled building construction permit data for US counties and places (aka cities). Many people don’t realize that the US Census Bureau collects data on building permits by county and place, and makes it publicly available. […]