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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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Census 2010 SF1 Block Urban/Rural Data

Following up on my request of 10 months ago ... it does not appear that any urban population or housing unit items are populated at the block level.

 

This is a request for Census to populate those few 2010 SF1 urban/rural update fields for all summary levels.

 

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'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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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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Gated Community Data

Working on our first mobile application in high-end gated communities. Anybody have any experience with simply obtaining accurate gated community numbers nationally? or locally?

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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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