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Re: st: Census Tract from lat/long or address


From   "Dimitriy V. Masterov" <dvmaster@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Census Tract from lat/long or address
Date   Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:03:00 -0400

Sharon,

You need to get a dataset that has the lat and lon of the centroid for
each tract.

The you can use a user-written program called geonear (avaiable from
ssc) to match the coordinates of each address to the closest tract
centroid.

DVM


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Sharooon <treeshar@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear StataList,
> I'm using Stata 10, and I can't figure out how to link census tract information to a data base of about 25,000 residential addresses in the cities of DC and Philadelphia.
>
> I have both residential addresses and lat/long coordinates for the properties, but would like some demographic information on the tract level.
>
> Thank you,
> Sharon
>
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