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Query help

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Hi, I've been working with the following query: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/popproj/pop?get=TOTAL_POP,POP_4,POP_3,POP_2,POP_1,POP_0&ORIGIN=0&RACE=0&SEX=0&YEAR=2012&key= I think it is returning total usa population of age 5 and under for the year 2012. Is there a way to get the same information for each state? In other words is per state information available from popproj/pop? Or do I need to query another data ...more »

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API resource not available

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I've just started working with the API today. I started by using sample queries such as: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/popproj/pop?get=TOTAL_POP,RACE&SEX=1&YEAR=2012&key= It worked fine earlier today, but now I keep getting the "resource not available" error. EDIT - For clarification, it worked in the AM for a period of about 1 hour. I tried again about 6 hours later, and it didn't work for a period of about 1 hour. ...more »

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COUNTY lookup by valid street address

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I am looking for a solid WebService API method that will allow me to submit an http request with a pre-validated US Street/City/State/Zip address and return COUNTY in xml or json about 200 times per work day.It looks like the US Census API may do it? Is the data current enough? What might a request look like? Many thanks in advance.

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Community Profiles

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We wanted to share our Community Profiles site. It was originally launched in Rhode Island. Our new design is also being rolled out in Pennsylvania. Site is designed to provide easy access to community data. The goal has been to combine Census API data with other community data! Current Version: http://profiles.provplan.org/ New (Beta) Version: http://pittsprofiles.provplan.org/ We looked to provide an easy way ...more »

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Missing ZCTA data for arrival time to work?

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This used to work for me — currently returns null for all values, but has data for other geographies. Temporary glitch?

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B08602_002E,B08602_003E,B08602_004E,B08602_005E,B08602_006E,B08602_007E,B08602_008E,B08602_009E,B08602_010E,B08602_011E,B08602_012E,B08602_013E,B08602_014E,B08602_015E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=...

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

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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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Getting null from ACS block-group query

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For ACS data - is there a way to tell which codes are valid for tracts vs block group? Some codes work for both, some return "null" when the block-group level is queried. For example, the following url works for the tract level: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=4be82289939444f20513cd7c3c3eafb42e0d9ccf&get=B06007_003E,NAME&for=tract:*&in=state:08+county:059 But using the same code, it returns null for the ...more »

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Commercial/External APIs already interfacing with this data?

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Hi, Are there any commercial/free APIs that are available for developers to use that are ALREADY sourcing from the Census.gov datasets? Factual's Geopulse Context was doing so as recently as 2013 but they've deprecated their API. It generated easy to access and useful demographic data from a lat/long and made importing into chart libraries super easy. Anyone know of anything similar? Happy to pay $ for a service that's ...more »

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Block Data from ACS

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In looking at the geography levels supported by 2012 ACS, I don't see block-level data. See: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile/geography.json I am looking for block data support like this (that I'm using from 2010 decennial survey): { "name": "block", "requires": [ "state", "county", "tract" ] } (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/geography.json) Is there another/better ...more »

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ACS5 2010- Query Error

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I get 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 running this query:

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key={YOUR_KEY}&get=B08124_056E&for=state:*

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Data Requests

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Requesting these additional data be made accessible via the API:

1 -- QuickFacts city and county

2 -- federal state coop program population estimates incrementally updated county and metro; annual components of change & age-gender-race/origin

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Access Micro-data for Blocks

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I'm working on a school project with 2010 Census data. Currently, we are getting tract-level data using codes from http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.json to get data. For example, to find the white 65-year old males in a county's tracts, we make the API call: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=PCT012I068,NAME&for=tract:*&in=state:08+county:059 However, when making the same call at a block ...more »

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zip code level data from 2000 survey

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HI:

I am trying to download zip level data for 2010, 2000 and 1990 census demographic data. I have no problem for 2010 data by using the url:

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=*&get=P001001&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&in=state:48

Is there anything similar for 2000 and 1990 data?

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Improving API documentation

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Example of easier to follow API documentation: http://developer.usatoday.com/docs/read/Census Versus no coded variable definitions on the page: https://www.census.gov/developers/data/ All the needed content is in this presentation, but it was not intuitive to click on it since it refers to a specific event: https://www.census.gov/developers/NDoCH_Support_Slides.pdf Maybe rename it "ACS API Handbook"? Great great ...more »

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error on 2008-2012 data profile query

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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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invalid json

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For this particular api query to acs5 I receive invalid json. I confirmed this with jslint. I suspect one of the fields aren't escaping properly or something. http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile?get=DP04_0088E,DP02_0100E,DP02_0104E,DP02_0105E,DP02_0106E,DP02_0107E,DP02_0108E,DP02_0109E,DP02_0111E,DP02_0112E,DP02_0113E,DP03_0019E,DP03_0020E,DP03_0021E,DP03_0022E,DP03_0023E,DP03_0024E,DP03_0025E,DP02_0090E,DP03_0004E,DP03_0005E,DP03_0006E&for=place:*&in=state:*&key={key} ...more »

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API extension for query across hierarchy

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Hi All, The API has incredible functionality for query/results within the nested US Census Bureau Geography (e.g. getting data for all the tracts in a county or all the block groups within a track). However, it does not appear to support queries that run across the same geography very well. For instance It does not appear to allow me to query the same parameter (e.g. race) in Tract A within County B and Tract C ...more »

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