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List of all Legislature District "names"

I need a list of all the states' legislature's district names. I will use this list as the definitive list of district names that data is mapped to. I tried to use the " Census Name Lookup Tables" found here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/nlt.html but there are many district names that don't map properly to the district names returned by the 2012-5yr-ACS API. So, for example, if I submit the query: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B19301_001E&for=state+legislative+district+(lower+chamber):*&in=state:50 ...more »

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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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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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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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Getting null from ACS block-group query

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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Block Data from ACS

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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Block Data from ACS

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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Improving API documentation

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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Improving API documentation

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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