Using the acs.R package -- http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/acs-r-version-1-1-pumas-and-zip-codes-and-msas-oh-my -- it's easy to use the Census API to create choropleth maps. See http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/using-acs-r-to-create-chorpleth-maps/ for a worked example. Here's a sample: http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wpid-choropleth_county_pub_trans.jpg ...more »
http://www.energyzip.org EnergyZip allows you to explore electricity usage across the five boroughs of New York City and compare your usage against predicted future use, to your neighbors and to the city. We invite you to enter your recent electricity usage and, from this data and the average seasonal modulation for US households, we predict what your electricity consumption will be for the rest of the year and how ...more »
Paste any point data into Point Context, and it presents a heatmap and provides basic Census data on the average neighborhood for your points.
I originally tried to use the API but found that for larger datasets I had to make way too many API calls to get all the tract data I needed. So I downloaded and stored the Census data in my own database.
The application that we made in Boston for the national day of civic hacking http://calvinmetcalf.github.io/CodeForBoston-Census/
I through together a version hosted on Openshift that allows deep linking to specific views.
I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.
A dashboard developed by the Nebraska Investment Finance to display all types of data, including census data!
We at the PaSDC are using the Census API to populate digital dashboards we are developing. We are developing topic driven boards - we have Income and Education at this point. With the API we will be able to develop more quickly. Check our site: http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/Data/PaSDCDashboards/tabid/2049/Default.aspx
Working with the Puget Sound Regional Council, I've modified my acs package for R to allow users to download data directly from the Census ACS API. See http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/02/major-improvements-to-acs-r-sneak-peak-at-version-1-0/ for more info and user guide. Features and improvements include: * The package is now capable of downloading data directly from the new Census American Community ...more »
just wanted show off my usage of the Census API.. I am using the census data to show off surrounding block census data around each address on real estate listings. Pretty cool. Thanks for Census Developer API for doing such a great job to make this possible. Check it out:
I have a web app in C# - a simple query tool - that can now serialize the JSON result set for Decennial data into XML. By joining that Xml document to the Concepts metadata from the apivariables.xml, the app allows you to query for up to 4 datasets, and put criteria based on state and county, and to specify a minimum and maximum value filter for the result set. It will display the states and counties that match your ...more »
Earlier I mentioned the idea for a library that would take care of filling DOM elements with data. Yesterday I created a github repository for this and committed the beginnings of such a library. To see this library in action I created a couple of examples: http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example.html This is a table with on the left an explanation of how the right cell is defined. http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example1.html ...more »