Download: Population Files
We have synthetic population files available for States and Counties. You can also download files for a particular county in a state.
Alternatively, you can download the full population files for a state. Note: These can be from ~18MB (Wyoming) to ~1GB (California) in size.
FRED's U.S. synthetic populations uses the 2010 Decennial census and the 2007-2011 American Community Survey (ACS) as its sources of population counts and characteristics. This version also uses the Integrated Climate and Land Use System (ICLUS) gridded population dataset to place households across the landscape.
This work was supported by the Models of Infectious Disease Agency Study (MIDAS) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), grant number U24GM087704.
Please cite the following in any publication using this data:
Wheaton, W.D., U.S. Synthetic Population 2010 Version 1.0 Quick Start Guide, RTI International, May 2014.
Population Files by State
Click "Download" to get a compressed file with the population files for the selected State.
Population Files by State & County
Click "Download" to get a compressed file with the population files for the selected State and County.
* Copy the downloaded folder into $FRED_HOME/populations to enable FRED to access the data.