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ACS 5yr 2011

If I get all of my queries for my database that I need working on the ACS 5yr 2010 API, will I be able to run the same query on Dec 6th by simply changing the 2010 in the URL to 2011?

For example, this query works now:

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005

On Dec 6th will it work if I submit this?:

http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?key={key}&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=state:41+county:005

Thanks!!!

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Submitted by percyd 1 year ago

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  1. Moderator

    Once the API is available this should work but you'll want to check the documentation to make sure nothing in the variable ID has changed, although this is rare.

    1 year ago
  2. percyd Idea Submitter

    Thanks for your reply!

    My real question is: Will the 2011 data be available through the API on Dec 6th?

    1 year ago
  3. percyd Idea Submitter

    The reason I ask is that if the data will NOT be available through the API, I will have to scrap all of my API work, and just go with the FTP route for updating our regional database.

    Thanks!

    Looking forward to the new data next week!

    :-)

    1 year ago
  4. Moderator

    It will be.

    1 year ago
  5. percyd Idea Submitter

    YAAAYYYY! Thant's great news! Thanks!!!

    Percy

    1 year ago