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Gridded Population Mapping (Demobase) 1998-present

Demobase is an interagency project, led by the U.S. Census Bureau, to develop methods for creating high-resolution gridded population maps based on a combination of census data and satellite image analysis. Census data are tied to subnational administrative areas, but disasters do not follow political boundaries. Using our data sets, one can obtain population estimates for any geographic area such as a city neighborhood.

In 2010, the Demobase team won the Census Bureau Director’s Award for Innovation.

Page Last Revised - September 28, 2023
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