A collection of various regional information determined by the U.S. Census Bureau along with demographic data.
The R package
noncensus provides a collection of various regional information
determined by the U.S. Census Bureau along with demographic data.
You can install the latest package version by typing the following at the R console:
library(devtools) install_github('noncensus', 'ramhiser')
Once you have installed and loaded the
noncensus package, you can load a data
set with the
data command. For instance, U.S. states in the region
denoted West can be viewed as such:
data(states) subset(states, region == "West") state name region division capital area population 1 AK Alaska West Pacific Juneau 589757 4779736 4 AZ Arizona West Mountain Phoenix 113909 2915918 5 CA California West Pacific Sacramento 158693 37253956 6 CO Colorado West Mountain Denver 104247 5029196 12 HI Hawaii West Pacific Honolulu 6450 1360301 14 ID Idaho West Mountain Boise 83557 12830632 27 MT Montana West Mountain Helena 147138 989415 33 NM New Mexico West Mountain Santa Fe 121666 19378102 34 NV Nevada West Mountain Carson City 110540 9535483 38 OR Oregon West Pacific Salem 96981 3831074 45 UT Utah West Mountain Salt Lake City 84916 2763885 48 WA Washington West Pacific Olympia 68192 6724540 51 WY Wyoming West Mountain Cheyenne 97914 563626
We also provide data for all U.S. counties, which are uniquely identified by
FIPS county codes. The
counties data set contains all of the U.S. counties and county equivalents
along with Combined Statistical Area
(CSA) and Core-Based
data(counties) head(counties) county_name state state_fips county_fips fips_class CSA CBSA population 1 Autauga County AL 01 001 H1 <NA> 33860 54571 2 Baldwin County AL 01 003 H1 380 19300 182265 3 Barbour County AL 01 005 H1 <NA> <NA> 27457 4 Bibb County AL 01 007 H1 142 13820 22915 5 Blount County AL 01 009 H1 142 13820 57322 6 Bullock County AL 01 011 H1 <NA> <NA> 10914
Details about the data stored in
counties can be obtained via
including details regarding CSA and CBSA. The following image from
summarizes the statistical areas well:
It is sometimes useful to map FIPS codes at the county level to the more
granular zip codes. However, these data are seldom available and are tedious to
come by. We provide such a mapping in
data(zip_codes) head(zip_codes, 10) zip city state latitude longitude fips 1 00210 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 2 00211 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 3 00212 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 4 00213 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 5 00214 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 6 00215 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 7 03040 East Candia NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 8 03041 East Derry NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 9 03073 North Salem NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015 10 03802 Portsmouth NH 43.0059 -71.0132 33015
The demographic data included in version 0.1 was limited to aggregate information for a given geographic area (i.e., county, state). The U.S. Census Bureau breaks this demographic data down into specific groups: 18 different age groups, specific ethnicity cohorts, and gender. Furthermore, the Bureau provides the actual data from the 2010 census and annual estimates for the subsequent years.
The detailed data are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau here. In version 0.2 we should include all of the data and a simple API so that the data are easily accessible.
noncensuspackage. Collection of various regional information determined by the U.S. Census Bureau along with demographic data.
states: the census regions of each U.S. state as defined by the
U.S. Census Bureau. Also includes U.S. territories and demographic data.
counties: FIPS codes and demographic data for counties and county-equivalent
combined_areas: Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), which are groupings of
U.S. counties by the U.S. Census Bureau. Load data with
corebased_areas: Core-based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), which are groupings
of U.S. counties by the U.S. Census Bureau. Load data with
zip_codes: U.S. zip codes and related data. Including the city, state,
latitude, and longitude. Also, includes county FIPS codes to map zip codes to