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Welcome to the CDX Technologies February 2020 Newsletter


We cover an update to our CDXZipStream Census Tract data to include the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data for the years 2014-2018 from the U.S. Census  


Here is a link to our latest Blog posting:

Census ACS Tract Data Feed Updated    


We've updated the CDXZipStream Census Tract data feed with the latest information from the American Community Survey for the years 2014-2018.  The feed includes all census tracts in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and covers a wide array of demographic data such as: age, individual earnings, educational attainment, household size, household income, housing value and rent, marital status, population, race, and school enrollment.  Most of these where relevant are also provided by gender.


Since census tracts are on average about half the size of ZIP Codes, they offer a more precise demographic snapshot.  A complete listing and description of each demographic variable is provided in the downloadable document CDXZipStream Data Feeds and Definitions.  


Here's a quick tutorial on how to use CDXZipStream to retrieve census tract data:


Census Tract Demographics for an Address List 

Census Tract Demographics for an Address List


To access the data, census tract codes (also referred to as FIPS codes) must be provided as input to an Excel worksheet.  CDX Technologies also offers a free Excel template that can identify census tract codes for an address list - please see the article Get Census Tract FIPS Codes in an Excel Template for more details. 


The census tract database is compatible with all demographic versions of CDXZipStream.  It is a separate purchase priced at $149.95 and can be purchased in your online account. Use the CDXZipStream menu "Buy Data Update" option.  



Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of February 26.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream menu in Excel and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required.


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".  The maintenance agreement also includes access to the latest version of CDXZipStream. If you are using our discontinued "Classic" version you can upgrade to the current software by purchasing this subscription at a fraction of the list price.


As always, we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.



The Team at CDX Technologies   


February 2020



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