Downloading Data Tables from The Census Bureau
This is just one way to get data from the Census Bureau and one of many ways to download data from data.census.gov. If you want to download census data for use in GIS software, we strongly recommend the National Historic Geographic Information System (NHGIS.org).
This tutorial shows you the steps to download Median Household Income data from the 2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates at the Census Tract geography for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Follow along or choose different data if you wish.
Navigate to https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
Click "Advanced Search"
Choose "Topics" underneath "Browse Filters"
Click "Search" on the bottom left of the screen
Choose "Median Income in the Past 12 Months (In 2019 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)"
Click "Product" and scroll to "2015: ACS 5-Year Estimates Subject Tables"
Click "Customize Table" on the top right
Click on the top left of the screen
We will be choosing Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
11. Click the "Download" button on the top center of the screen. This will prompt another screen in which you can verify your information and you can click download again.