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Welcome to the CDX Technologies January 2019 Newsletter


We cover updates to our CDXZipStream database to include the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data for the years 2013-2017 from the U.S. Census.  We also have a special offer on our updated ACS Census Tract database.


Here is our latest blog posting:


- CDXZipStream Bulk FindZip Template

ACS Data Feeds Updated with Latest Census Data


The CDXZipStream ACS data feeds for state, county, ZIP code (ZCTA), place, and CBSA (Core-Based Statistical Area) have been updated with the latest data releases from the U.S. Census Bureau. These data are from the American Community Survey, which surveys about 1 out of every 38 households every year. These feeds are available in the CDXZipStream Premium ACS version. Data are aggregated over the years 2013 through 2017, with the exception of state demographics, which are provided for the year 2017.


The 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. For a full listing of all data fields included in the feeds, please download the CDXZipStream Data Feeds and Definitions file here.


If you already own CDXZipStream ACS Premium and have an active data maintenance contract, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream Excel menu and click on "Check for Available Database Updates". Then select the option to update your premium database.


For users without an active account you can update your data feeds by logging into your on-line account on  Under "My Account", then "Product Management", select "Buy Data Update" and then purchase the Premium Maintenance contract.  If you don't have the correct CDXZipStream version select "Upgrade License" in the account area and select the option to upgrade to the ACS version. The latest data will automatically be included with your purchase. 


Special Offer - Get the Latest ACS Data by Census Tract


We've also updated the CDXZipStream Census Tract data feed from the American Community Survey for the years 2013-2017.  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 normally priced at $199.95, and is now on-sale until February 28 for $149.95.


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of January 28.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar 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 

January 2019



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ACS Data Feeds Updated with Latest Census Data


Special Offer - Get the Latest ACS Data by Census Tract


Latest Data Updates