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Can't get an API Key

Hi,

I've tried for several days to request an API key from the census developers site with no success. I have filled out the form trying a couple different email addresses and have not received any additional information. I've checked my spam folder in each of the email accounts and no results there either. What is my next step to get an api key?

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(@eglenn)

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Problem in B05006_161 for 2012?

I think there may be small glitch in the API for table B05006 for the 5-year ACS for 2012 -- something about the terminal, 161th variable: The following call works fine for 2011: http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?get=B05006_161E,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:22 but when I try the same for 2012, there's trouble: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B05006_161E,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:22 The other variables ...more »

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Issues with API - NO Date or response.

I'm trying the following call and getting nothing. When I put it into the browser the page just hangs. The response says the server received it and then it stops. I'm calculating the average age of each city in the USA. Here is the request (note I removed my key) http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[yourkey]&get=PCT0120157,PCT0120158,PCT0120159,PCT0120160,PCT0120161,PCT0120162,PCT0120163,PCT0120164,PCT0120165,PCT0120166,PCT0120167,PCT0120168,PCT0120169,PCT0120170,PCT0120171,PCT0120172,PCT0120173,PCT0120174,PCT0120175,PCT0120176,PCT0120177,PCT0120178,PCT0120179,PCT0120180,PCT0120181,PCT0120182,PCT0120183,PCT0120184,PCT0120185,PCT0120186,PCT0120187,PCT0120188,PCT0120189,PCT0120190,PCT0120191,PCT0120192,PCT0120193,PCT0120194,PCT0120195,PCT0120196,PCT0120197,PCT0120198,PCT0120199,PCT0120200,PCT0120201,PCT0120202,PCT0120203,PCT0120204,PCT0120205,PCT0120206&for=place:36&in=state:99990 ...more »

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Duplicate (and incorrect) "Female 85 years and older" variable

I'm examining a tract in NYC. I found two different codes (P0120026 and P0120049) whose label and concept match exactly: "label": "Female: !! 85 years and over", "concept": "P12. Sex By Age [49]" Furthermore, they return VASTLY different values. See queries below: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120049,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120026,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200 ...more »

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error on 2008-2012 data profile query

I ran the following query (key omitted): http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile?get=NAME,DP02_0076E,DP02_0076M,DP02_0077E,DP02_0077M&for=place:*&in=state:27 and received the following error: There was an error while running your query. We've logged the error and we'll correct it ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience. When I query for only the DP02_0076 variables the query succeeds. The query fails when adding ...more »

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Can't request API key?

Hi, the page where one requests an API key seems to be blank. Is this an error? What's going on? How can I get an API key to the census API? Please advise.

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(@christian.c.borillo)

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Query string errors

I have the following query strings for the sf1_2010.xml, sf1_2000.xml, and sf1_1990.xml respectively. All query strings are the same format, just different query values: 1) http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=a8e19a47c9c91ffa82c63c0f383ebbe8d7b3fa55&get=P0070001,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:* 2) http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf1?key=a8e19a47c9c91ffa82c63c0f383ebbe8d7b3fa55&get=EXTCITIN,NAME&for=county:*&in=state:* ...more »

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possible error in sf1.xml?

In all of the "sex by age" sets the "85 years and over" label is duplicated for female. I think the first instance is actually just "female".

 

variable name="P012A026" concept="P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone) [49]">Female: !! 85 years and over

 

variable name="P012A049" concept="P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone) [49]">Female: !! 85 years and over

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(@alicia.brown)

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2012 ACS1 Error

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