Caliper announced that the 2018 U.S. Census Block Groups data layer is now available for the entire United States. The 2018 Block Group data work with the latest versions of Caliper’s Maptitude mapping software and TransCAD transportation planning software.
The 2018 U.S. Census Block Groups data is packed with information about the US population and is essential for making accurate location-based decisions. The Block Groups layer contains a nationwide area database with 220,180 Census Block Groups with 2010 Census and 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) demographic data. Block Groups are a combination of Census Blocks and are also a subdivision of Census Tracts. Block Groups generally contain between 600 and 3000 people and are made up of on average 40 Census Blocks.
Included are 2010 Census counts for 97 fields that include total population, age, gender, households, and housing units. Also included are 341 fields of 2016 ACS data describing income, population, age, race, ethnicity, households, marital status, education, language spoken, commute, employment, housing units, and housing costs.