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Census Business Builder (CBB)

The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

Version 5.3
  • Version 5.3
  • Overview
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  • Known Issues & Comments
Version 5.3

Census Business Builder offers key data in a user-friendly interface.

Key Features

  • Easy to use menus and Search tools to select the location you’d like to research and nearly all types of businesses.
  • Interactive maps to browse and download data about the selected area and type of businesses.
  • A customizable dashboard that includes time series, geographic comparison, and geographic ranking charts.
  • Interactive and downloadable reports (including charts) that can be easily incorporated into your research.
  • Optimized for your smartphone or tablet.

What's New in Version 5.3

  • Enabled comparing geographies within the map view. 
  • Geographies updated for current ACS data.
  • Abbreviated some variable names on map view to avoid being truncated.
  • Clicking on a geography within the geo ranking graph now zooms to the corresponding geography.
  • Help button and tour added to region view panel.
  • Enabled viewing tooltips on charts without selecting the geography (mobile only).
  • Allowed users to search from the region editor (mobile only).


View flyers that provide an Overview of Census Business Builder.


Please email us at ewd.outreach@census.gov with your feedback on the tool, including what you like about it as well as what changes you’d like to see in future versions.

Page Last Revised - October 11, 2023
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