Can I get census fields by geocoding using ArcGIS?

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03-02-2015 01:06 PM
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I'm looking for fields like Tract, Block, Fips State, County, Place, MSA, CBSA, etc..

I want to do a batch job to process many addresses and get this data back per address.

Is this possible with ArcGIS?

Thank you.

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Yes it is possible with ArcGIS.

Using ArcGIS Desktop you could:

1. create point features from your address data.

Geocoding a table of addresses in ArcMap—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

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2. use a spatial join to pass desired polygon data attributes to the point data created from your address data.

Spatial Join—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

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Mark

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Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for your help. 

I haven't purchased any of the software yet. 

1. What software would I need to be able to do geocoding for thousands of addresses?

2. Do I need specific files per state to get all the census info I asked about plus other data?

My data covers the entire united states.

3. What format can my address file be in so I can do batch processing?

Thank you so much I appreciate all your help.  I'm trying to research ArcGIS as much as I can to get all my questions answered.  Can I send you a list of fields I need and see if they are all available through ArcGIS?

Thank you,

Jerry

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Jerry,

I might be a good idea to contact your local Esri office to get the information that you are looking for.

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They should be able to help.

Mark

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