Enables exploration of the 2010 US Census data from the UScensus2010* package(s) via a web interface created in R with Shiny.
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2010 US Census Shiny App

By Mikhail Y. Popov
email mpopov@alumni.cmu.edu
web http://www.mpopov.com
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Enables exploration of the 2010 US Census data from the UScensus2010* package(s) via a web interface created in R with Shiny.

Preview of the resulting web app.

The data on the counties, tracts, block groups, blocks, and CDPs totals 4.7 GB, which will take a while to download. However, you only need to download county, tract, and block group data which is less than 500 mb. When you've downloaded the packages, run:

install.packages(c("maptools","maps"));
install.packages(c(
"UScensus2010county_1.00.tar.gz",
"UScensus2010tract_1.00.tar.gz",
"UScensus2010blkgrp_1.00.tar.gz",
# "UScensus2010cdp_1.00.tar.gz", # currently not needed
# "UScensus2010blk_1.00.tar.gz", # currently not needed
"UScensus2010_0.11.zip"
), repos = NULL, type = "source")

Assuming you've installed the shiny package and that shinyapp is a folder in your working directory, run:

shiny::runApp("shinyapp")

Still need to add the remaining census variables because Total Population and Population Density are not the most exciting to study. I'll be adding features over time. For example, I'm considering incorporating the Public Use Microdata Sample files from the American Community Survey (PUMS ACS)...eventually.

Cheers!