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(@rkelly)

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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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(@egillingham)

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Missing Variables for 1990 "travel time" sf3

On the 1990 census sf3 variable call, two time frames (20 to 24 and 35 to 39) are missing from "travel time to work". The variable codes increment from P0500001 (TRAVEL TIME[13] Less than 5 minutes) to P0500013 (TRAVEL TIME[13] Worked at home), with P0500005 and P0500008 missing - presumably the missing time frame variables. Using these in the data call results in an 'unknown variable' error. Is this a bug and the data ...more »

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API resource not available

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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(@alanj0)

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Missing ZCTA data for arrival time to work?

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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(@elizabeth.duncan)

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

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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Can't request API key?

Hi, the page where one requests an API key seems to be blank. Is this an error? What's going on? How can I get an API key to the census API? Please advise.

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(@andrew.hardin)

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ACS5 2010- Query Error

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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error on 2008-2012 data profile query

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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(@jporter)

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invalid json

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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(@aaron.obrien)

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Duplicate Keys in JSON

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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(@sterling)

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State Legislative Districts in ACS 2008-2012

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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