The app can give information on things like population, education level, median housing value, race and ethnicity, and more. The app uses statistics from the American Community Survey, which has information on over 40 topics.
Aside from providing information on the user’s current location, the app can also help the user find a location that suits their preferences. The user will only need to input their preferences and the app will create a list of the top 25 places that fit. The app also includes information about each of these top 25 locations.
The Census Bureau has made the app’s data available via API access so that programmers can play around with the data and the tool.
Source: The Atlantic Cities