acs version 2.0: an R package to download and analyze data from the US Census

[social4i size=”large” align=”float-right”] This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the “acs” package, now available on CRAN <>. The package allows users to download, manipulate, analyze, and present demographic data from the U.S. Census, with special tools and methods to simplify the tasks of working with estimates and standard errors contained in data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Version 2.0 of the package provides full support for all ACS data available through the Census API — including the most recent 2014 data — as well as Decennial Census Data from 1990, 2000, and 2010. Users can work with existing census geographies (states, counties, tracts, block-groups, places, zip code areas, congressional districts, school districts, etc.), or create and save their own custom geographies with the package’s “geo.make()” function. For more information please visit: <>, and the newly-updated “Working with acs.R” user guide at <>. Special thanks to package beta testers (Ari, Arin, Bethany, Emma, John, and Michael) and the entire acs-r community, as well as to Uwe and Kurt at CRAN for their infinite patience and continuing care and stewardship of the system. — Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP Department of Urban Studies and Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-337 Cambridge, MA 02139 [email protected] | 617.253.2024 (w) 617.721.7131 (c)

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