I've been an ACS user for a while, but still struggling to find desired data with the new interface. I am looking to download 2014-2018 summary files at the block group level for a particular state or county.
I've downloaded the Missouri_Tracts_Block_Groups_Only file from the following site https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/summary_file/2018/data/5_year_by_state/, but this method is far more complicated than it used to be.
Does anyone know of a better way to download the most recent 5-year summary files? Otherwise, does anyone have Stata, R, or Python code that will create one dataset from the files contained in the above zip folders?
Is the issue that it's not a true FTP interface? If it would be easy to download using an FTP interface, that is still available by changing the domain to ftp://ftp2.census.gov/, so, ftp://ftp2.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/summary_file/2018/data/5_year_by_state/.