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Access Micro-data for Blocks

I'm working on a school project with 2010 Census data.


Currently, we are getting tract-level data using codes from to get data.


For example, to find the white 65-year old males in a county's tracts, we make the API call:[key]&get=PCT012I068,NAME&for=tract:*&in=state:08+county:059


However, when making the same call at a block level, the file is empty. See:[key]&get=PCT012I068,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:08+county:059+tract:012035


We assume this is because the 2010 variables we are currently using are pre-aggregated data. It would be infeasible to compile this data for all the blocks.


How do we get access to the micro-data to get results at the block level (ex: white male 65-year-olds per block)?

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