Bugs / Problems

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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Error in Census 2010 API document ?

Hi All, I believe that the Census 2010 API documentation (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.html) has an error for the table: P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone). It appears that both P012A026 and P012A049 are attributed as Female: !! 85 years and over. I believe that P012A026 should be 'Female' (as in the total of all females. BTW - I have *not* checked the data as of yet. The data could be correct with ...more »

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API Technical Discussions

'Get' variables for Economic Indicators Time Series data

The link at http://api.census.gov/data/eits/eits_program_code_RESCONST.xml provides us with most of the information we need to use the API to access data for Residential Construction in the "Economic Indicators Time Series" data. What appears to be missing are variables for the "get" parameter. Manually downloaded data sets (non-api) do not reveal or hint at any variables that could be used either. So maybe there is ...more »

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ACS 2013 metro division

An ACS 2013 CBSA "name" in the API call is "for=metropolitan+statistical+area/micropolitan+statistical+area"

That does not work for summary level 314.

What is the spelling of the "name" for a metropolitan division? Guessing,

"for=metropolitan+division" does not work.

Can you please provide a full sample? complete with a MD code.

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Application Ideas

Population Pyramid for Zip Code

Hello,

I'm new to using the API and was wondering if you have seen examples of using the API to retrieve data needed to build a population pyramid for population of a zip code.

If there are no examples, I would like to build it with a team and add it to the forum for public use. Let me know if you want to collaborate.

Thanks!

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Missing Variables

Hi - I'm relatively new to the API, and have been using it to pull several reports. Recently I was asked to find S0802 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK BY SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS . When I look on Fact Finder I can see the variable, however I'm unable to find it via the API (in the variable definition files for ACS). I'm sure I'm missing something basic, so any direction would be much appreciated.

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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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Demographics by zip code

Newbie here. I searched the api documentation and still do not fully understand how to use it.

I would like to find the average house value for a given zip code from the 2010 census data. Possible?

If so, please provide an example URL for 09210.

Can the same call be made for multiple zip codes that make up an area?

Thanks!

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Application Showcase

Census Pop Quiz

Available on iTunes and Google Play stores: How well do you know the 50 states? Do you know the percentage of the population that walk or drive to work in Chicago, IL? What percentage of people make between $50,000 and $75,000 in St. Petersburg, FL? How about how many women have doctoral degrees in Sacramento, CA? Test your knowledge with - Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District ...more »

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dwellr

Available on Android or iOS: City or country? Bike or drive to work? Beach or mountains? Download the U.S. Census Bureau’s dwellr app today to discover the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, dwellr powers your phone with neighborhood-level statistics on topics such as home value, education, and how people get to work so that ...more »

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America's Economy Mobile App

Available on Apple and Android: Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow ...more »

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Bugs / Problems

In 1990 sf1, missing variable Amer Ind/Esk/Aleut Males 12-13 yrs

In the first 1990 census table, there is no variable for Amer Ind/Esk/Aleut Males 12-13 yrs. In the age by race and gender group, the variables skip from P0120131 to P0120133, so presumably P0120132 is the missing age range. Using the variable in the data call results in an unknown variable error.

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Using Data

subject matter search

Census has added the very helpful restructured subject matter item lists (eg, http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf3/variables.html). Thank you. I am seeking an easy way to search for two or more keywords (eg, Age, Hispanic) in a nonphrase structure that will highlight rows/items that meet that condition. ... by searching on the unmodified html. Any thoughts on this? Thank you.

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XML Documentation Mislabel

I just wanted to share a labeling error we have run across in the 2010 SF1 API Variables XML. (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.xml) Under renter occupied by race/ethnicity for each race/ethnicity (Asian householder as example) the xml:id="H016D0017" and xml:id="H016D0010" are both labeled: label="Renter occupied: !! 7-or-more-person household". When xml:id="H016D0010" is the total and should have a label ...more »

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How to access state and metropolitan area data book?

Hi Team,

I would like to access the data(excel files) from the below location using any web service/file system.

http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/SMADBmetro.html

Can you please let me know if is is feasible? If so can you please share the details.

I'm looking for Housing Units and Building permits information

Thank you.

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Affordable Housing Market Data

AffordableHousingOnline.com provides affordable rental housing market data on every city and county in the U.S. For example, here is the affordable rental housing market page for Washington, DC: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/District-of-Columbia/Washington/ AHO's own proprietary database of Federally assisted housing is mashed up with Census place data to provide an innovative look into rental ...more »

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pop-up blocker is hindering access to forum

When I'm on http://www.census.gov/developers/ and try to click the link to visit the developer forum, Chrome sees it as a pop-up and blocks it. If I'm not paying attention, it appears that the url doesn't work.

Screenshot - https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/633088/3679556/8bf48e94-12a5-11e4-858c-27fe08dcdaad.png

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DATE variable in Population Estimates API

Is there any documentation for interpreting the values returned in the DATE variable in the population estimates API?

For example, http://api.census.gov/data/2013/pep/natstprc?get=POP,DATE&for=state:25&key=xxxxx returns numerically coded data values (e.g., "1", "6"). I can see by the data that 6 = 2013 but would love to see official documentation somewhere.

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