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Search the US Census! Find data sets, ask questions, and visualize.

BlockAtlas is a plugin that provides you with access to a wealth of US Census data. With this plugin, you can easily search various data sets, ask questions and even visualize the data you find. Whether you're a researcher, student, or just someone who wants to know more about the demographics of the United States, BlockAtlas has got you covered. Plus, since the plugin doesn't require any authentication, you can get started right away!

Learn how to use BlockAtlas effectively! Here are a few example prompts, tips, and the documentation of available commands.

Example prompts

  1. Prompt 1: "I want to find the median income for a specific location."

  2. Prompt 2: "Can you get the map and data for the population of a city?"

  3. Prompt 3: "What is the median income in different states?"

  4. Prompt 4: "Can you show me the change in population for a specific location between two years?"

  5. Prompt 5: "I want to compare the median income of different counties."

Features and commands

nearestVarsThis command allows you to find a data set, such as median income, that is semantically similar to your search query. It adjusts your query and removes location information.
getMapAndDataThis command retrieves the map and data for a specific variable or a combination of variables and one or more locations within a region. You need to provide the map title, variable(s), and the geography type and place for the data retrieval.


User authenticationNo user authentication
API documentation

For AI

DescriptionSearch the US Census API.


First added20 June 2023

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