Campaign: API Technical Discussions

API Variable Question for ACS2011 5 Year

Preface: New to API Calls & Census Data (not sure the proper Campaign to post on) Curious, how can I more efficiently pull data through the API without having to specify each individual Unique ID (found in the ACS2011_5-Year_TableShells.xls file)? If I wanted to pull all data for Table ID: B01001 what would my {&get=} be? Currently, I am using each individual Unique ID as so: http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?{key}&get=B01001_001E,B01001_002E,B01001_003E,B01001_004E,B01001_005E,B01001_006E,B01001_007E,B01001_008E,B01001_009E,B01001_010E,NAME&for=state:06 ...more »

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Combining ACS Data with Crime Data

In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.

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Combining ACS Data with Crime Data

In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.

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High Risk/Vulnerable Individuals

To help local governments better plan for disaster recovery for their residents, it would helpful to know which areas contained high risk/vulnerable individuals. These individuals might include the elderly, small children, disabled individuals, those who are language isolated, and those who do not have access to a vehicle. Creation of heat maps, or other visualizations of these populations can help emergency management ...more »

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High Risk/Vulnerable Individuals

To help local governments better plan for disaster recovery for their residents, it would helpful to know which areas contained high risk/vulnerable individuals. These individuals might include the elderly, small children, disabled individuals, those who are language isolated, and those who do not have access to a vehicle. Creation of heat maps, or other visualizations of these populations can help emergency management ...more »

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American Community Finder / Builder

Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area). By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system. ...more »

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Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area). By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system. ...more »

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ACS data for zip code tabulation area

Hi all, I am trying to use the api to collect information for zip code tabulation areas from the ACS 2011 survey. I have tried several variations of the following url, but get an unsupported/unknown geography error: http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?key={key}&get=B25070_003E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&in=state:06 I have read elsewhere on this form that the 2011 ACS is now available via the API by zip ...more »

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ACS2010 sf1 table mapping

I am trying to make sense of the table name convention for the ACS data. Unlike the 2010 Census SF1 document (http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/doc/sf1.pdf), the tables listed in the 2010 ACS SF1 document (http://www2.census.gov/acs2010_5yr/summaryfile/ACS_2006-2010_SF_Tech_Doc.pdf) don't seem to correlate to the api. For example, an attempt to query: B07010: Geographical Mobility In The Past Year By Individual ...more »

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ACS2010 sf1 table mapping

I am trying to make sense of the table name convention for the ACS data. Unlike the 2010 Census SF1 document (http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/doc/sf1.pdf), the tables listed in the 2010 ACS SF1 document (http://www2.census.gov/acs2010_5yr/summaryfile/ACS_2006-2010_SF_Tech_Doc.pdf) don't seem to correlate to the api. For example, an attempt to query: B07010: Geographical Mobility In The Past Year By Individual ...more »

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