You can upload a spreadsheet of addresses or coordinates to Geocodio and add Census identifier information such as Census blocks, tracts, and FIPS codes. Simply select "Census" in Step 3 of the upload process, or use the census field in the API.
This information can be helpful to connect government datasets, such as to CMS or American Community Survey data, as well as for reporting and compliance needs with, for example, HMDA or CRA.
We also automatically concatenate Census geography IDs into commonly-used longer FIPS codes (GeoIDs):
You can download an example of the results when you add Census blocks, tracts, and FIPS codes to a list of addresses here.
We always return data for the most recent Census year. Currently, the most recent year is the 2022 Census year. Historic Census data back to 2000 is available through the API or by using the drop-down menu in the spreadsheet upload tool (example below).
It is also possible to request boundary data for a vintage Census year. The following Census years are supported:
Some federal datasets report data at the GeoID level. GeoIDs are concatenations of various levels of FIPS codes, depending on the dataset. GeoIDs, or FIPS codes, can be up to 40 digits. The more digits there are, the more granular of a measurement it is.
Geocodio returns FIPS codes, which can be matched to GeoIDs.
Let's use 580 Meyers St, Kettle Falls, WA 99141 as an example:
|If your dataset gives a GeoID of this length...||...it translates to this combination of FIPS codes||Example GeoID||Geocodio Result Name|
|2 digits||State||53||State FIPS|
|5 digits||State + County||53065||County FIPS|
|11 digits||State + County + Tract||53065950101||concatenate County FIPS + Tract Code; pre-concatenated for spreadsheet uploads as "Full FIPS (tract)"|
|12 digits||State + County + Tract + Block Group||530659501012||concatenate County FIPS + Tract Code + Block Group|
|15 digits||State + County + Tract + Block||530659501012022||concatenate County FIPS + Tract Code + Block Code; pre-concatenated for spreadsheet uploads as "Full FIPS (block)"|