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Duplicate Keys in JSON

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In accessing the variables for report "2012 American Community Survey: 1-Year Profile Tables" located here: http://api.census.gov/data.json When I pull back the c_variablesLink: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs1/profile/variables.json There are two json objects that are duplicated one of them is (at lines 39-41 and 54-56): "CSA": { "label": "Geography" } and the other is (60-62 and 63-65): "CBSA": { ...more »

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State Legislative Districts in ACS 2008-2012

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When querying the ACS 2008-2012, the State Legislative Districts (at least for Utah) are labeled "2010" when using the API and "2012" when using the FactFinder. It looks like the raw summary file data also says 2010. Using the mapping function on FactFinder for estimates from the most recent 5 year ACS shows current State Legislative districts (effective Jan 1, 2013). This is congruent with what is listed on the first ...more »

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Obtaining census tract numbers

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Can I use this API to create an easy way for users on my website to get their census tract number without using a map? I simply want the users to input their residential address into text fields. Hopefully this API will spit out their 10 digit census tract number after input. I would prefer NOT to redirect applicants to a 3rd party site. I ultimately want to use the census tract number from the API to reconcile it with ...more »

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ZCTA in ACS 2012

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Hi,

I am having trouble accessing ZCTA-level in ACS 5-year released on December 17, 2013.

Here is an example query that works for 2011 but not for 2012.

Thanks!

http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

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idiosyncratic geographies

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My specific request would be for api access to the statewide non-metropolitan geographic level (need the medians so I can't back into a value). However, I realize this has to be a pretty low priority for most api users. Do the developers have a goal of adding more of these types of geos or should I expect that I'll be going to factfinder for this type of request for years to come? (Extremely happy with the current ...more »

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Not accessing Census 2010 SF1 block data correctly

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Need help resolving access issue -- Having a problem accessing some housing items in Census 2010 SF1 at block level: this works: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=XXX&get=H0050001&for=block:1001&in=state:11+county:001+tract:004100 this does not work: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=XXX&get=H0010001&for=block:1001&in=state:11+county:001+tract:004100 (says item not known) So far as known all P table items ...more »

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API supporting multiple geography query

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Hi All,

I have been working on my application and one of the things I would like to do is query the same variable on multiple geographies. For instance, get the total population at the Block Group, Tract, County, State, and Nation.

Right now, it is my understanding that this would represent five different calls to the API.

Can this be done in one call to the API ?

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Social Trending App

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I'd like to use census data to generate a US Population trending App that tracks birth and deaths by city, county, state and nationally by age, race, gender and community or neighborhood. This would be an app that can provide an overview of past trends, policies and their results from census data.

Submitted on 12/2/13 By

Charles E. Campbell, Founder & CEO

Whouter.com

http://www.Whouter.com

ahecgreen@live.com

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No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the reques

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Campaign: Using Data

Hi, I had a little app working until just two days ago, when I started receiving a CORS error: "No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource". I tried adding the jsonp callback to no avail. I am able to access the generated url via the browser. What I am doing is generating state options for a select list. The offending function, getStateList(), can be seen at: https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/iam1of.us/blob/master/js/script.js#L97 ...more »

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Tell Me About this Area

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This app uses the American Community Survey data to provide users with a quick overview of the demographics, social, economic, and housing statistics of the geographic area that a user is passing through. The application uses a mobile phone’s GPS to determine the user’s geographic location and displays data based on the location. The application would display facts about the community from the Community Facts pages ...more »

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Export Market Finder

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This app uses Census Foreign Trade data to provide users with a quick and easy tool to perform export market research. The application uses official U.S. export statistics to calculate the current unit price of selected U.S. exported commodities to foreign markets. The application gives exporters a valuable tool to help determine price points for entering their goods into new markets and to see global pricing trends. ...more »

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Startup

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This app provides entrepreneurs granular data to help them choose the location for a new business based on local population characteristics and existing businesses. In its first iteration, Startup will provide results based on a limited set of location-based criteria: • Number of related businesses per capita • Population • Median income Startup asks the user to enter a zip code, and to choose a business from a list ...more »

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Bizplanup – Community Profile Tool for Businesses

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Create a "community profile" tool that focuses on pulling from multiple data sets and creates a standard report that contains most, but not all, that someone would need for a business plan or marketing plan. The tool would generate a printable report around a custom geography, with the option to download the data behind the profile report. It would be very easy to use, and give the entrepreneur a quick and easy snap ...more »

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Bizup – Business Data Mashup

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Build an app that pulls the most useful variables for businesses from the Census API, with some user customization or drop down menus, and which easily ports into existing commercial software packages. This would allow commercial companies to easily use Census data and mash it up with their data to support new and existing business owners

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ACS 2010-2012 3 Year data now available

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American Community Survey 3 Year Estimates

2010-2012 data profiles for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 20,000 or more.

Example call to the API for the 2010-2012 estimates

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs3/profile?get=DP02_0001PE&for=state:*&key=...

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Economic data through the API

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Are there plans to make economic data available through the API? It seems that most of the API focuses on location based demographic data but I am sure something like NAICS level data would be quite popular. Is this available somewhere else that I am not aware of? I have only seen http://www.census.gov/developers/

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Invalid Key

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Hi, I receive an "Invalid Key" page using my key even when using the sample API URLs. I simply copy and paste my key into the key argument of several of the sample requests, and all return this error. I obtained my key a couple of months ago, but this is the first opportunity I've had to begin work with it. I clicked "register" again on the error page, which it promptly resends the same API key as before but to no ...more »

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