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Scope of geocodes

The acs5 at state level uses a gnis coding in query. maybe others do also. It is suggested that only FIPS codes, census codes (places, tracts etc), and OMB codes (cbsa etc) be used. folks are far more familiar with FIPS codes and it willl reduce a) confusion and b) Census resources to maintain a additional layer of geocodes. it might be that gnis is going to be a national standard, maybe, but we are not there now.

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HTTP Get returning all null values

Hi,

I am doing a http get http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=user key&get=P0010001,NAME&for=state:* and this succeeds with response of 200, but the JSON elements are null. This same call used to work a few days back, now I get the following: ["P0010001","NAME","state"],["null","null","null"],["null","null","null"],...

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Thank You.

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ACS 2012 PUMS Data

for Census team -

are the summary level 795, Public Use Microdata Area available in the recently posted ACS 2012 1 year data?

 

The geography type "public+use+microdata+area" does not seem to work.

 

Are Component Level data available? e.g. US: Urban?

 

Thank you.

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2012 data profiles and jam values

Please note that the 2012 data profiles may return the following in place of data. We will update the documentation on the website. An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either ...more »

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using zipcodes for 2000 sf3 disability data

I am trying to get information on disability information per zip code? http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf3?key=(key)&get=P041001,NAME&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:(5 digit zip code)&in=state:(numerical identifier for states) It is returning nothing however when I use tract in place of zip code tabulation area it works. So I am wondering if it just doesn't work by zip code or possibly I am doing something wrong. I am currently ...more »

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Latitude/Longitude in PDI

Hi All,

 

I am trying to call the API for the the geocoder census geographical locations for few addresses I have in my database. I want the longitude/latitude values for each address.I want to call the API through a javascript in an ETL tool. Can anyone suggest method or any useful link for that? It would be a great help.

 

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