February 14, 2017: The 2016 Planning Block Group and Tract Databases are down for repairs. Please see the 2015 Planning Databases in the meantime. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The 2016 PDB is a database of U.S. housing, demographic, socioeconomic and operational statistics based on select 2010 Decennial Census and select 2010-2014 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. Data are provided at both the census block group and tract levels of geography. These data can be used for many purposes, including survey field operations planning. New to the 2016 PDB is the number of individuals with one or more disability.
The Low Response Score (LRS) is also provided on the PDB. The LRS is a model-based prediction of mail return rates by block group and tract that may be used separately or in conjunction with other PDB variables. A discussion of the LRS is found in Research Report Series (Statistics #2014-08). The PDB data is also available in API format.
2016 Planning Database Block Group Data