Creates a block level dataset, using the decennial census information, with the standard redistricting variables.

create_block_table(
  state,
  county = NULL,
  geometry = TRUE,
  year = 2020,
  mem = FALSE,
  epsg = 3857,
  geography
)

Arguments

state

Required. Two letter state postal code.

county

Optional. Name of county. If not provided, returns blocks for the entire state.

geometry

Defaults to TRUE. Whether to return the geometry or not.

year

year, must be 2000, 2010, or 2020

mem

Default is FALSE. Set TRUE to use memoized backend.

epsg

numeric EPSG code to planarize to. Default is 3857.

geography

Deprecated. Use geometry.

Value

dataframe with data for each block in the selected region. Data includes 2 sets of columns for each race or ethnicity category: population (pop) and voting age population (vap)

Examples

if (FALSE) {
# uses the Census API
create_block_table(state = 'NY', county = 'Rockland', geometry = FALSE)
}