Need data about population density by zip code and/or Long/Lat
May 2, 2014 6:28 AM Subscribe
I'm working on a project that requires very roughly guesstimating how many people live in a 1000' diameter circle, placed in arbitrary locations in the US. My best methodology for doing so is to take the lat/long, approximate the nearest zip code, and then use Census data to determine what the likely population density is. Any ideas?
posted by duende to Science & Nature (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've spent 2 days searching for this information (for free) and the US Census (both decennial and annual) doesn't appear to have this data readily available. While I'm at it, my lat/long -> zip/zcta conversion is rough-bordering-on-nonexistent, if there are any suggestions regarding that.