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Understand and uncover the identity of a location with a tap.

Sitegeist helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location anywhere in the United States.

From demographics on the people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood. Sitegeist was created by the Sunlight Foundation with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is the third in a series of National Data Apps.

Recently changed in this version

1.2 - Sitegeist now sends and receives all data -- including your latitude and longitude -- over an encrypted connection.

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  • (51 stars)

    by Wendy Crane on 16/07/2014

    Seriously...2010? It is 2014. Get with the program and update your data. If you need to use a different source, then do so. Housing values from 2010 aren't helping when I want to use this for real estate related business.

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    by Ronak Shah on 15/07/2014

    This is an essential way to get to know any neighborhood you spend time in. I can think of only two ways to make it more useful: (1) Allow the ability to compare two locales in side-by-side panels. (2) Add zip code and census tract labels above the data so we know where it's coming from.

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    by Jesse Gruber on 07/07/2014

    Hey guys, remember back in 2010 when that government employee/local volunteer knocked on your door and asked how many people live in your home? Yeah. That's a census. Has it happened since then? Nope. Why? The US government only conducts these data mines once every 10 years. So, yeah. If the year is 2028 and this app still uses 2010's census data, it's out of date. But it's as current as it gets u

  • (51 stars)

    by Michael Senn on 22/06/2014

    Old information. In 2014 its using 2010 census.

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    by PM F on 14/05/2014

    DOH! You do know the US Government only conducts a census every 10 years; so 2010 actually is the most up to date accurate census info available until 2020. (But thanks for the laugh Tom).

  • (51 stars)

    by Josh Peterson on 16/04/2014

    Great information; beautiful presentation!

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    by Tom Wothke on 10/04/2014

    Really? 2010 Census? Many changes since then.

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