Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh Health Insurance Coverage by County, 2019
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You can make a single map, side by side or swipe map of a variety of census demographic information for webpages and presentations in Social Explorer. Simple instructions for using Social Explorer map tools can be found here.
For more information see our guide:
Social Explorer is the easiest tool to use but other tools may be more appropriate in certain circumstances.
data.census.gov has only the most recent years of its surveys; Social Explorer has all.
data.census.gov has all available geographies; Social Explorer has the most common ones.
data.census.gov has all available variables; Social Explorer doesn’t have variables that involve some suppression.
Only Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) tools* allow you to create your own, such as the Bureau's /mdat/ tool or IPUMS USA.
Social Explorer has this capability. (Note, the Maps interface has fewer variables than the Tables interface.)
Access PUMS data* either through the Census Bureau's /mdat/ tool, or through IPUMS USA. (Only available geographies are public use microdata areas [PUMAs, 100,000 people minimum], super-PUMAs [500,000 people minimum] or higher levels of geography, e.g., states.) Another option is to apply to use the Triangle Census Research Data Center through the Carolina Population Center, but this is a long-term process—six months or more.
data.census.gov has most of the (current) Bureau surveys; Social Explorer has a wider variety of datasets (including some non-U.S. ones); /mdat/* has the Current Population Survey (but not its full history). IPUMS offers all years of the decennial Census and ACS, and the CPS back to 1962.
*If you need to use microdata and need assistance, contact the Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management.