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Welcome to the CDXZipStream January 2014 Newsletter
Demographic data feeds associated with the American
Community Survey have all been updated with the latest release from
the U.S. Census Bureau, covering states, counties, Core Based
Statistical areas, cities, ZIP code areas, and census tracts.
CDXStreamer, our Microsoft Excel add-in for address
verification and correction, now is available with both fixed-request
(one-time) and subscription pricing. And we also review some of
the reasons you may want to look into our free downloadable templates
for accessing CDXZipStream functions.
Fixed-Request Pricing for CDXStreamer
our Microsoft Excel add-in that can perform address verification and
correction, with data feeds covering Zip+4, Tiger/Zip and Canadian
postal data. It is now available through one-time, fixed-request
plans as well as by subscription as shown below:
Plan 1: Up to
5,000 data requests ($29.95 per month by subscription, or $59.95
Plan 2: Up to
10,000 data requests ($39.95 per month by subscription, or $79.95
Plan 3: Up to
20,000 data requests ($59.95 per month by subscription, or $99.95
Plan 4: Up to
50,000 data requests ($99.95 per month by subscription, or $169.95
Plan 5: Up to
100,000 data requests ($149.95 per month by subscription, or $249.95
requests are available for a period of one year from the date of
purchase. For more information about CDXStreamer, please see
the article Address Verification and Address Correction In
Excel with CDXStreamer and our website.
Release From the American Community Survey
Census Bureau released last month the latest 5-year American
Community Survey data aggregated over the years 2008 -
2012. This data has now been incorporated into the ACS demographic
data available in the CDXZipStream Premium ACS version, for the
For Census-defined ZIP code tabulation areas, very similar to USPS
For Core Based Statistical Areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, which
are urban centers with a population of 10,000 or more.
Covers all Census-defined "places" such as cities, towns,
boroughs, and other small geographic areas. This feed includes all
places in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with a population of 10,000 or
Covers all counties in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
5-year aggregated results were also updated in the feed covering
census tracts, CDXTract. CDXTract is available as a
separate purchase and is compatible with all demographic
versions of CDXZipStream (Population, Demographics, Premium, and
Premium ACS). Census tracts are about half the size of ZIP
codes and provide a very accurate demographic picture for a specific
area. Please see our article Get Census Tract Demographics in Microsoft Excel
for more information on how to use the CDXTract feed.
demographic data in the feed CDXACSState have been updated with the
latest 1-year data from 2012.
demographic areas covered in all ACS feeds are: age, population,
household size, household income, individual earnings, race and
ethnicity, educational attainment, school enrollment, housing value
and rent, mortgage status, and marital status. With this latest
update we have provided more detail for the population in various age
categories, consistent with the categories provided by the Census
Bureau. For a full listing of all data fields included in the feeds,
please download the CDXZipStream Data Fields and Definitions .xls file
If you already
own CDXZipStream ACS Premium, you can login to your on-line account
on CDXTech.com and under My Account and Product Management, select
"Buy Data Update" to obtain the newly updated
feeds. If you would like to upgrade your license to
CDXZipStream ACS Premium or any of the demographic versions (to use
CDXTract), select "Upgrade License" from your account area
and follow the purchasing process; the latest data will automatically
be included as part of the upgrade.
it Easy with CDXZipStream Templates
We offer a
number of free templates that make it a snap to access CDXZipstream
functionality even for the novice Excel user. Just copy and
paste your data into the appropriate template, click a button or two,
and the template does the rest. They were originally designed
for analysis of large data sets, but we've found that their
ease-of-use makes them ideal for almost all cases where there's a
need to perform driving calculations, geocoding, radius analysis, and
more. Here are some of their other advantages:
The templates contain programming code that access CDXZipStream
functions directly, instead of through the Excel interface.
This can significantly speed up processing times for long lists of
returned as values: Although
CDXZipStream formulas come in handy most of the time, long lists of
formulas can slow down an Excel worksheet. The templates are
designed to return values, not formulas, so the data is immediately
ready to use.
tracking: With Excel 2007 and higher an indicator in the
status bar will show the progress of the calculations.
are all compatible with CDZipstream and Microsoft MapPoint trial
versions. For more information on the kinds of calculations
they can do, please see the article Pick Your Excel Template.
They can be downloaded directly from our links
Latest Data Updates
U.S. data feeds were updated as of January 16 and January 24,
respectively. There were 140 changes made to the U.S.
database this month. If you would like to update your database
to reflect these changes, click on the "License Information and
Software Updates" icon on the CDXZipStream toolbar, and select
"Data Updates" to login to your account.
We hope you
find the information here helpful for you and your organization.
Please contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying
to this email.
Team at CDX Technologies
New Fixed-Request Pricing for CDXStreamer
Newest Data Release From the American Community Survey
Making it Easy with CDXZipStream Templates