5-year American Community Survey data straight to ArcGIS Pro maps and geodatabases. Any variable, any county, any state.
Randy Pullen, an analyst with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, has made it a lot easier to get tract-level American Community Survey data into ArcGIS Pro. His aptly named “Pullen Census Data Tool” is a geoprocessing toolbox that extracts any of the roughly 28,000 variables that are available from 5-Year American Community Survey. The tool can also automatically join the output data to a tract feature class and load it directly to a map.
Other features of the Python-based toolbox include:
- Download tract data for any number of counties within a single state
- Up to 50 variables in a single extraction (Census API limit)
- Select 5-year data from 2014 to 2020
- Extract data to a standalone table or tract-level feature class stored to a geodatabase