Is there a way to get a census block and census tract from a given address? In other words, if I have a known address, is there a way to get the census block information from geocoder? Currently I am able to see CensusBlockR and CensusBlockL from the street match, but those values aren't really close to the correct block, in the trials I ran earlier, those blocks don't even border the street at all, they are about 5 blocks away. I was hoping to see the blocks that border the street from that result set. Is there a different result set that would better estimate which block and tract the address is in?
Using UsaGeocoder the following line produces results that I don't understand.
Collection<GeocoderMatch> result = new Collection<GeocoderMatch>();
result = myGeo.Match("714 S 8th St", "50428");
The result then contains:
CensusBlockR = 2087
CensusBlockL = 3020
That Address belongs to block 3038.