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    A list of boundary ids and measure_names for Data Observatory functions. For US based boundaries, the Shoreline Clipped version provides a high-quality shoreline clipping for mapping uses.

    Boundary IDs

    Boundary Name Boundary ID Shoreline Clipped Boundary ID
    US States us.census.tiger.state us.census.tiger.state_clipped
    US County us.census.tiger.county us.census.tiger.county_clipped
    US Census Zip Code Tabulation Areas us.census.tiger.zcta5 us.census.tiger.zcta5_clipped
    US Census Tracts us.census.tiger.census_tract us.census.tiger.census_tract_clipped
    US Elementary School District us.census.tiger.school_district_elementary us.census.tiger.school_district_elementary_clipped
    US Secondary School District us.census.tiger.school_district_secondary us.census.tiger.school_district_secondary_clipped
    US Unified School District us.census.tiger.school_district_unified us.census.tiger.school_district_unified_clipped
    US Congressional Districts us.census.tiger.congressional_district us.census.tiger.congressional_district_clipped
    US Census Blocks us.census.tiger.block us.census.tiger.block_clipped
    US Census Block Groups us.census.tiger.block_group us.census.tiger.block_group_clipped
    US Census PUMAs us.census.tiger.puma us.census.tiger.puma_clipped
    US Incorporated Places us.census.tiger.place us.census.tiger.place_clipped
    ES Sección Censal es.ine.geom none
    Regions (First-level Administrative) whosonfirst.wof_region_geom none
    Continents whosonfirst.wof_continent_geom none
    Countries whosonfirst.wof_country_geom none
    Marine Areas whosonfirst.wof_marinearea_geom none
    Disputed Areas whosonfirst.wof_disputed_geom none

    OBS_GetUSCensusMeasure Names Table

    This list contains human readable names accepted in the OBS_GetUSCensusMeasure function. For the more comprehensive list of columns available to the OBS_GetMeasure function, see the Data Observatory Catalog.

    Measure ID Measure Name Measure Description
    us.census.acs.B01002001 Median Age The median age of all people in a given geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B15003021 Population Completed Associate’s Degree The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who obtained a associate’s degree, and did not complete a more advanced degree.
    us.census.acs.B15003022 Population Completed Bachelor’s Degree The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who obtained a bachelor’s degree, and did not complete a more advanced degree.
    us.census.acs.B15003023 Population Completed Master’s Degree The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who obtained a master’s degree, but did not complete a more advanced degree.
    us.census.acs.B14001007 Students Enrolled in Grades 9 to 12 The total number of people in each geography currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 inclusive. This corresponds roughly to high school.
    us.census.acs.B05001006 Not a U.S. Citizen Population The number of people within each geography who indicated that they are not U.S. citizens.
    us.census.acs.B19001012 Households with income of $60,000 To $74,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $60,000 and $74,999.
    us.census.acs.B01003001 Total Population The total number of all people living in a given geographic area. This is a very useful catch-all denominator when calculating rates.
    us.census.acs.B01001002 Male Population The number of people within each geography who are male.
    us.census.acs.B01001026 Female Population The number of people within each geography who are female.
    us.census.acs.B03002003 White Population The number of people identifying as white, non-Hispanic in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002004 Black or African American Population The number of people identifying as black or African American, non-Hispanic in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002006 Asian Population The number of people identifying as Asian, non-Hispanic in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002012 Hispanic Population The number of people identifying as Hispanic or Latino in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002005 American Indian and Alaska Native Population The number of people identifying as American Indian or Alaska native in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002008 Other Race population The number of people identifying as another race in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002009 Two or more races population The number of people identifying as two or more races in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B03002002 Population not Hispanic The number of people not identifying as Hispanic or Latino in each geography.
    us.census.acs.B23025001 Population age 16 and over The number of people in each geography who are age 16 or over.
    us.census.acs.B08006001 Workers over the Age of 16 The number of people in each geography who work. Workers include those employed at private for-profit companies, the self-employed, government workers and non-profit employees.
    us.census.acs.B08006002 Commuters by Car, Truck, or Van The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled to work by car, truck or van. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work.
    us.census.acs.B08006003 Commuters who drove alone The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled by car driving alone. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work.
    us.census.acs.B11001001 Households A count of the number of households in each geography. A household consists of one or more people who live in the same dwelling and also share at meals or living accommodation, and may consist of a single family or some other grouping of people.
    us.census.acs.B08006004 Commuters by Carpool The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled to work by carpool. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work.
    us.census.acs.B08301010 Commuters by Public Transportation The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled to work by public transportation. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work.
    us.census.acs.B08006009 Commuters by Bus The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled to work by bus. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work. This is a subset of workers who commuted by public transport.
    us.census.acs.B08006011 Commuters by Subway or Elevated The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily traveled to work by subway or elevated train. This is the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance, by distance rather than time, that the worker usually used to get from home to work. This is a subset of workers who commuted by public transport.
    us.census.acs.B08006015 Walked to Work The number of workers age 16 years and over within a geographic area who primarily walked to work. This would mean that of any way of getting to work, they travelled the most distance walking.
    us.census.acs.B08006017 Worked at Home The count within a geographical area of workers over the age of 16 who worked at home.
    us.census.acs.B09001001 Children under 18 Years of Age The number of people within each geography who are under 18 years of age.
    us.census.acs.B14001001 Population 3 Years and Over The total number of people in each geography age 3 years and over. This denominator is mostly used to calculate rates of school enrollment.
    us.census.acs.B14001002 Students Enrolled in School The total number of people in each geography currently enrolled at any level of school, from nursery or pre-school to advanced post-graduate education. Only includes those over the age of 3.
    us.census.acs.B14001005 Students Enrolled in Grades 1 to 4 The total number of people in each geography currently enrolled in grades 1 through 4 inclusive. This corresponds roughly to elementary school.
    us.census.acs.B14001006 Students Enrolled in Grades 5 to 8 The total number of people in each geography currently enrolled in grades 5 through 8 inclusive. This corresponds roughly to middle school.
    us.census.acs.B14001008 Students Enrolled as Undergraduate in College The number of people in a geographic area who are enrolled in college at the undergraduate level. Enrollment refers to being registered or listed as a student in an educational program leading to a college degree. This may be a public school or college, a private school or college.
    us.census.acs.B15003001 Population 25 Years and Over The number of people in a geographic area who are over the age of 25. This is used mostly as a denominator of educational attainment.
    us.census.acs.B15003017 Population Completed High School The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who completed high school, and did not complete a more advanced degree.
    us.census.acs.B15003019 Population completed less than one year of college, no degree The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who attended college for less than one year and no further.
    us.census.acs.B15003020 Population completed more than one year of college, no degree The number of people in a geographic area over the age of 25 who attended college for more than one year but did not obtain a degree.
    us.census.acs.B16001001 Population 5 Years and Over The number of people in a geographic area who are over the age of 5. This is primarily used as a denominator of measures of language spoken at home.
    us.census.acs.B16001002 Speaks only English at Home The number of people in a geographic area over age 5 who speak only English at home.
    us.census.acs.B16001003 Speaks Spanish at Home The number of people in a geographic area over age 5 who speak Spanish at home, possibly in addition to other languages.
    us.census.acs.B17001001 Population for Whom Poverty Status Determined The number of people in each geography who could be identified as either living in poverty or not. This should be used as the denominator when calculating poverty rates, as it excludes people for whom it was not possible to determine poverty.
    us.census.acs.B17001002 Income In The Past 12 Months Below Poverty Level The number of people in a geographic area who are part of a family (which could be just them as an individual) determined to be in poverty following the Office of Management and Budget’s Directive 14. (https://www.census.gov/hhes/povmeas/methodology/ombdir14.html)
    us.census.acs.B08134010 Number of workers with a commute of over 60 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in over 60 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B12005002 Never Married The number of people in a geographic area who have never been married.
    us.census.acs.B12005005 Currently married The number of people in a geographic area who are currently married.
    us.census.acs.B12005008 Married but separated The number of people in a geographic area who are married but separated.
    us.census.acs.B12005012 Widowed The number of people in a geographic area who are widowed.
    us.census.acs.B12005015 Divorced The number of people in a geographic area who are divorced.
    us.census.acs.B19013001 Median Household Income in the past 12 Months Within a geographic area, the median income received by every household on a regular basis before payments for personal income taxes, social security, union dues, medicare deductions, etc. It includes income received from wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, and tips; self-employment income from own nonfarm or farm businesses, including proprietorships and partnerships; interest, dividends, net rental income, royalty income, or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); any cash public assistance or welfare payments from the state or local welfare office; retirement, survivor, or disability benefits; and any other sources of income received regularly such as Veterans’ (VA) payments, unemployment and/or worker’s compensation, child support, and alimony.
    us.census.acs.B25001001 Housing Units A count of housing units in each geography. A housing unit is a house, an apartment, a mobile home or trailer, a group of rooms, or a single room occupied as separate living quarters, or if vacant, intended for occupancy as separate living quarters.
    us.census.acs.B25002003 Vacant Housing Units The count of vacant housing units in a geographic area. A housing unit is vacant if no one is living in it at the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. Units temporarily occupied at the time of enumeration entirely by people who have a usual residence elsewhere are also classified as vacant.
    us.census.acs.B25004002 Vacant Housing Units for Rent The count of vacant housing units in a geographic area that are for rent. A housing unit is vacant if no one is living in it at the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. Units temporarily occupied at the time of enumeration entirely by people who have a usual residence elsewhere are also classified as vacant.
    us.census.acs.B19001013 Households with income of $75,000 To $99,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $75,000 and $99,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001014 Households with income of $100,000 To $124,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $100,000 and $124,999.
    us.census.acs.B25004004 Vacant Housing Units for Sale The count of vacant housing units in a geographic area that are for sale. A housing unit is vacant if no one is living in it at the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. Units temporarily occupied at the time of enumeration entirely by people who have a usual residence elsewhere are also classified as vacant.
    us.census.acs.B25058001 Median Rent The median contract rent within a geographic area. The contract rent is the monthly rent agreed to or contracted for, regardless of any furnishings, utilities, fees, meals, or services that may be included. For vacant units, it is the monthly rent asked for the rental unit at the time of interview.
    us.census.acs.B25071001 Percent of Household Income Spent on Rent Within a geographic area, the median percentage of household income which was spent on gross rent. Gross rent is the amount of the contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewer etc.) and fuels (oil, coal, wood, etc.) if these are paid by the renter. Household income is the sum of the income of all people 15 years and older living in the household.
    us.census.acs.B25075025 Owner-occupied Housing Units valued at $1,000,000 or more. The count of owner occupied housing units in a geographic area that are valued at $1,000,000 or more. Value is the respondent’s estimate of how much the property (house and lot, mobile home and lot, or condominium unit) would sell for if it were for sale.
    us.census.acs.B25081002 Owner-occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage The count of housing units within a geographic area that are mortagaged. Mortgage refers to all forms of debt where the property is pledged as security for repayment of the debt, including deeds of trust, trust deed, contracts to purchase, land contracts, junior mortgages, and home equity loans.
    us.census.acs.B23025002 Population in Labor Force The number of people in each geography who are either in the civilian labor force or are members of the U.S. Armed Forces (people on active duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).
    us.census.acs.B23025003 Population in Civilian Labor Force The number of civilians 16 years and over in each geography who can be classified as either employed or unemployed below.
    us.census.acs.B08135001 Aggregate travel time to work The total number of minutes every worker over the age of 16 who did not work from home spent spent commuting to work in one day in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B19001002 Households with income less than $10,000 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was less than $10,000.
    us.census.acs.B19001003 Households with income of $10,000 to $14,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $10,000 and $14,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001004 Households with income of $15,000 to $19,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $15,000 and $19,999.
    us.census.acs.B23025004 Employed Population The number of civilians 16 years old and over in each geography who either (1) were at work, that is, those who did any work at all during the reference week as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession, worked on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers on a family farm or in a family business; or (2) were with a job but not at work, that is, those who did not work during the reference week but had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absent due to illness, bad weather, industrial dispute, vacation, or other personal reasons. Excluded from the employed are people whose only activity consisted of work around the house or unpaid volunteer work for religious, charitable, and similar organizations; also excluded are all institutionalized people and people on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.
    us.census.acs.B23025005 Unemployed Population The number of civilians in each geography who are 16 years old and over and are classified as unemployed.
    us.census.acs.B23025006 Population in Armed Forces The number of people in each geography who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces (people on active duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).
    us.census.acs.B23025007 Population Not in Labor Force The number of people in each geography who are 16 years old and over who are not classified as members of the labor force. This category consists mainly of students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers interviewed in an off season who were not looking for work, institutionalized people, and people doing only incidental unpaid family work.
    us.census.acs.B12005001 Population 15 Years and Over The number of people in a geographic area who are over the age of 15. This is used mostly as a denominator of marital status.
    us.census.acs.B08134001 Workers age 16 and over who do not work from home The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08134002 Number of workers with less than 10 minute commute The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in less than 10 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303004 Number of workers with a commute between 10 and 14 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 10 and 14 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303005 Number of workers with a commute between 15 and 19 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 15 and 19 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303006 Number of workers with a commute between 20 and 24 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 20 and 24 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303007 Number of workers with a commute between 25 and 29 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 25 and 29 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303008 Number of workers with a commute between 30 and 34 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 30 and 34 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08134008 Number of workers with a commute between 35 and 44 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 35 and 44 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B08303011 Number of workers with a commute between 45 and 59 minutes The number of workers over the age of 16 who do not work from home and commute in between 45 and 59 minutes in a geographic area.
    us.census.acs.B19001005 Households with income of $20,000 To $24,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $20,000 and $24,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001006 Households with income of $25,000 To $29,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $20,000 and $24,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001007 Households with income of $30,000 To $34,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $30,000 and $34,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001008 Households with income of $35,000 To $39,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $35,000 and $39,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001009 Households with income of $40,000 To $44,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $40,000 and $44,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001010 Households with income of $45,000 To $49,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $45,000 and $49,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001011 Households with income of $50,000 To $59,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $50,000 and $59,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001015 Households with income of $125,000 To $149,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $125,000 and $149,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001016 Households with income of $150,000 To $199,999 The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was between $150,000 and $1999,999.
    us.census.acs.B19001017 Households with income of $200,000 Or More The number of households in a geographic area whose annual income was more than $200,000.