Visualizing census data could not be easier thanks to few great packages in R.
Not that in Python you could not do spatial analysis/visualization of census data, but certainly not as easily as in R because of some tailored rstats packages for this purpose.
To be able to use
tidycensus all you’ll need is your own Census API Key. If you do not have one, get one.
The only other library you’ll need is
tidyverse; and this is it! If you like interactive visualization of maps (i.e. zoom in zoom out etc.) you will need additional libraries and codes.