is a website dedicated to satisfying all your cravings for in-depth statistical data and analysis for all of the US. Get high-level overviews for the entire country, then drill down through 10+ map levels, all the way down to the individual block. The site is heavily cross-linked for convenient click-and-scroll navigation, and we invite you to explore all the different topics across all the different map levels.

Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc. is a small company based in the Minneapolis area. We develop, own, and operate a portfolio of web sites, interactive web-based tools, desktop software, and web APIs.

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About the Data

We currently present data from the US Census Bureau, specifically from the 2010 census, and from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey.

You can download all the data used to power the site with the American FactFinder. Sorry, but we cannot provide the raw data or help with how to get it beyond that link.

We may add additional sources in the future.

Throughout the pages on this site, a variety of legal and statistical entities are referenced. The following is a list of the categories of entities on this site:

  • Region: a census-designated region of the United States (Northeast, Midwest, South, West, and Puerto Rico and the Island Areas)
  • Division: a census-designated division of the United States (New England, Middle Atlantic, East North Central, West North Central, South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, Mountain, Pacific, and Puerto Rico and the Island Areas)
  • State: there are 50 States and one state-equivalent (Washington, D.C.) in the United States
  • County: there are 3,142 counties or county-equivalents in the United States
  • County Subdivision: an unincorporated town, township, or equivalent, or a census-designated statistical subdivision of a county; there are 35,600 county subdivisions in the United States
  • Place: a city, village, unincorporated place, etc.; there are 29,322 places in the United States
  • ZIP Code Tabulation Area: a census-designated area comprised of whole census tabulation blocks where each block is assigned the ZIP code held of the plurality of the addresses on the block; there are 32,990 ZIP Code Tabulation Areas in the United States
  • Metro Area: formally a metropolitan or micropolitan area, a census-designated collection of counties around one or more principal cities; there are 933 metro areas in the United States
  • Congressional District: there are 435 voting congressional districts in the United States
  • Upper State Legislative District: often called State Senate Districts, there are 1,946 upper state legislative districts in the United States
  • Lower State Legislative District: often called State Assembly Districts or State House Districts, there are 4,785 lower state legislative districts in the United States
  • Elementary School District: there are 1,968 elementary school districts in the United States
  • Secondary School District: there are 488 secondary school districts in the United States
  • Unified School District: there are 10,891 unified school districts in the United States
  • Census Tract: a census-designated statistical subdivision of a county
  • Census Block Group: a census-designated statistical subdivision of a census tract
  • Census Tabulation Block: a census-designated statistical subdivision of a census block group, typically corresponding to one city block or the rural equivalent thereof
  • Neighborhood: a collection of census tabulation blocks that correspond to commonly known but typically informally defined city neighborhoods

In all cases, we restrict ourselves to those entities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.


The people behind Cedar Lake Ventures are:

James Diebel

James Diebel

Born and raised in Wisconsin, James lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2003 to 2014 and presently resides in suburban Minneapolis. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics, and Mathematics from University of Wisconsin, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.

James Diebel started the research project that led to Vector Magic, Cedar Lake Ventures' first website, as a graduate student at Stanford University.

Jacob Norda

Jacob Norda

Born and raised in Sweden, Jacob has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. He holds a Master's in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Linköping Institute of Technology, one year of which was spent on a scholarship at Stanford University.

Jacob worked as a software engineer at Rosum Inc (now defunct), a geolocation startup in 2001/2002, then moved on to Trimble Navigation, first as a software engineer and subsequently software manager. After four and half years there he teamed up with James Diebel on the research project that led to Vector Magic, Cedar Lake Ventures' first website.

Orna Kretchmer

Orna Kretchmer

Born and raised in Israel, Orna has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. She holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by post-doctorate research at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, where she conducted Bioinformatics research.

Orna joined Cedar Lake Ventures in 2013.


Vector Magic Bitmap to Vector Conversion

Fully automatic bitmap to vector conversion in one convenient website - just upload your bitmap logo and get it vectorized in a matter of seconds.

Great for all forms of printing, embroidery, signage and more.

Clipping Magic Remove Image Backgrounds

Instantly remove image backgrounds online: upload an image, mark some of the foreground green, some of the background red, and the website figures out the precise cutout.

Super convenient for e-commerce product shots, marketing materials, and more.

Weather Spark Beautiful Weather Graphs

In-depth weather reports give you the full scoop on what the weather is typically like in any location - a great resource for trip and event planning.

Ask Geo Location to Information API & Library

Ask Geo provides a simple, fast, and accurate Web API and Java & .NET Libraries for getting relevant information based on a location (latitude, longitude).

The flagship API provides an accurate time zone identifier for any latitude and longitude on earth.

Cedar Lake Ventures Billing And Account Management is a billing and account management service for web properties owned by Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc..

This provides a smooth and uniform login and billing experience across our sites.

Statistical Atlas Demographic Reports For The United States

Detailed demographic information presented in charts and maps across all geographical levels of the United States, ranging from the entire nation down to the individual block.

Topics include race, ethnicity, ancestry, income, employment, educational attainment, and more.


The best way to reach us is by email at:

Our address is:

Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc.
2500 Shadywood Rd Ste 510
Excelsior MN 55331-6203
United States

Our phone number is:

+1 415 230 2377

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